As reported by on the official Levon Helm website…
Levon Helm passed away on April 19, 2012:
May 26, 1940 ~ April 19, 2012
“Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul.”
“When I Go Away” by Levon Helm is the Peace Song of the Day for April 18, 2012.
I love this song, because peace is often ruined by fear, and everyone’s greatest fear is death. This song confronts our greatest fear. “When I Go Away” is a powerful song about the continuity of life, and the strength to deal with the fact that we will be gone someday.
The song is appropriate for today, because on 4/17, Levon Helm’s family has shared the fact that Levon Helm is in his final stages of cancer. I heard this song, and the sad news, on radio station WFUV/NYC.
Here is the message from Levon’s family, as posted at the official, Levon Helm website: Continue reading When I Go Away: Peace Song of the Day for 4/18/2012