Tuesday, 29 March 2005

RIP: Paul Hester 1959-2005

I was very saddened to hear of the death of Paul Hester, drummer for the legendary NZ/Australian band Crowded House. He always came across as a very charismatic and witty man, and his suicide leaves a big hole in the Australian music scene.

My thoughts go out to his family and friends in this very traumatic time.


  1. Yes, its a great shame. I feel very lucky to have attended the Finn Brothers concert late last year where Paul joined them on stage to perform a few songs. It was a great on the night, and I guess it will always hold special memories now, considering such a moment will not arise again.

    Another thing that you might be interested in knowing Jiggy, is that I read on the net that Paul had recently filmed an episode of RockWiz for SBS. Will be interesting to see if they show that now....I hope they do.

  2. Yeah, Hester dying sucks. Pitchfork has a brief news entry here:



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