Healey had battled with cancer since the age of one when a rare form of retinal cancer known as Retinoblastoma claimed his eyesight. Bray said Healey had been hospitalized for a week and that his advanced lung cancer made his final hours difficult. Healey had undergone numerous operations in recent years to remove tumors from his lungs and leg. Healey's guitar prowess was characterized by a unique playing-style that saw him lay the instrument across his lap.
Man, that's a sound disappearing form music that was beautiful and distinctive. Damn.