General Dance Discussion > Died While Dancing

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by pygmalion, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    What do you think of this? I pulled this down from the web:

    The Hub Ballroom, Located on Main St, Edelstein, Illinois is now "CLOSED" and "For Sale". In September, Ray Hanlon, owner of the Hub Ballroom passed away while in Cleveland, Ohio. He was attending the annual convention of the National Ballroom and Entertainment Association. On Monday evening Sept 18th, he was honored with a plaque as he was voted N.B.E.A. Ballroom Operator of the Year. Several hours later he suffered a fatal heart attack. His wife has since opted to sell the business.
    September 2000

    This poor guy died while dancing. Hmm.
    No callous intent, but, to me, that doesn't sound so bad. If you've gotta go, go while doing the thing you love most! :evil: :D

    What do you think?
  2. Vince A

    Vince A Active Member

    We had a longtime friend, Chuck Ellis, also pass away several months ago right in the middle of a 2 Step.

    If there was something that Chuck really loved to do . . . it was dance.

    I will miss him!
  3. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Oh Vince!

    You made me cry! :cry: For real.

    I was just joking then, but now I think we should take a moment of silence in honor of Chuck Ellis and those who've gone before.

    It could happen to any of us.
  4. dancersdreamland

    dancersdreamland New Member

    Very sorry to hear for your loss...on the positive side, is sounds like he went peacefully doing something he loved.

    Hmmm...I know we can't really choose how we die, but I would hope to die while doing something I loved or while being extremely at fits both.

    Hmm...somber posting board.
  5. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Did you guys see the movie "Four Weddings and a Funeral?" Remember that character who died dancing at a wedding? What joie de vivre he had. None of us knows when we're going to go, but knowing us and our collective dedication to dance , I pray that we go dancing. 8) :? :D
  6. will35

    will35 New Member

    I forgot the character's name, but the actor was Simon Callow. He created the role of Mozart onstage in Amadeus. I think he teaches somewhere in Arizona or NM. You didn't need to know that, but there it is.
  7. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Much along the same lines, here's the response I got (back in March) to a quote I'd posted in Ballroom Life.
    Knowing Jack, I think he will eventually – far in the future G-d willing – succeed in his aspirations.
  8. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Yes, SD, that is what I consider to be success. Dying while doing the thing you love most! Dance. :D

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