Monday, September 6, 2010

Giant haybale accident claims ex-ELO cellist...really.

I was a big ELO fan when I was a kid, and I just read about this freak accident in the UK that killed the band's cello player.  He was killed by a giant bale of hay....I can't even comment on that.  I mean, what do you say?  It's like a giant game of Mousetrap gone horribly awry.  From several sources:

LONDON — A giant bale of hay has killed a founding member of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) after it tumbled down a hill and crashed into his van.Cellist Mike Edwards, 62, died after the 1,323 lb bale rolled down a steep field in Devon, southern England, smashed through a hedge and careered on to the road.He died instantly in the freak accident on Friday afternoon.
Mr Edwards recorded several studio albums with ELO between 1972 and 1975. He quit the band at the height of its fame in 1975 to become a Buddhist and changed his name to Deva Pramada because of his religious convictions.

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