Sad News for Kevin Gilbert Fans

On Saturday morning, May 18, Kevin Gilbert was found dead in his apartment. What a tragic loss of such a good musician and person. My deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Kevin. If nothing else, I take pride knowing that Kevin is in a better place. Unfortunately it is hard for the people that he left behind. Just remember. They'll be a time when we'll all be reunited in that music mesh in the sky when our time comes.

I only had the chance to exchange one e-mail with Kevin since my web pages were up but I can truly say that he was a good fellow. It is hard to find someone with so much talent that can be down to earth and easy to get along with. I got that impression of Kevin just over the internet so I could imagine what he could have been like knowing him in person.

All I can say now is that I have always appreciated his music and will continue to for the rest of my days. I know how it is to lose a loved one and words can't seem to express what goes through ones mind during these hard times. I hope that people can keep Kevin's music in their hearts and his spirit WILL last forever. My thoughts and prayers are with the Gilbert family and Kevin's friends during this hardship and hope that there is something that I can do to help. Right now, I think that we all need time to recover from this state of shock! If anyone out there is bumming and needs someone to DE-stress with, e-mail me.

Best regards...........Rob Bartsch

Pär Karlsson's Tribute to Kevin Gilbert

My Swedish friend, Pär was gracious enough to send me a cover from a music fanzine, Frontline that has a dedication to Kevin Gilbert. With his permission, I've added the cover and article about Kevin for your viewing pleasure. Hope you enjoy and thanks much to Pär for sending this to me. Check out the cover & article now...

Kevin Gilbert's Memorial Fund Information

I wanted to add this blurb from Pat Turrell's Kevin Tribute Page since people have asked about sending gifts to the family. Thanks for getting us this info Pat :-)

Kevin's family has set up a memorial fund in his name, the proceeds of which will be donated to a charity of their choosing. They would ask that all expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to this fund instead of sending flowers, cards, and other gifts. The address is as follows:

Kevin Gilbert Memorial Fund
California Community Foundation
Attention: Joe Lumarda
606 South Olive Street #2400
Los Angeles, CA 90014-1526 USA

Dedication to My Dad

Hello everyone. I hope everybody is still hanging on through the thick of all of this sad news. I felt that it is time to relay a little bit of my personal feelings about losing someone very close to me. My father died six years ago and it still seems like yesterday. Since many out there seem really down and out, I thought I'd share a little bit of my life with you and hopefully be able to relate some of the feelings especially Kevin Gilbert's friends and family feel. It is also to help work out my own demons as well but I'd like to share them with you. If you care to check out my Tribute to My Dad, please do. I'm sure I probably summed up a lot of the emotions that everyone is feeling now that Kevin is gone too. I hope it helps! :-) It took a lot for me to put this up so I hope everyone can appreciate it. I feel it doesn't matter how long someone has been still hurts....