Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kansas co-founder Kerry Livgren suffers stroke

Legendary musician and composer Kerry Livgren suffered a stroke Tuesday morning. Livgren was a founding member of Kansas, and has been a tireless creative force since the early 70s. Currently he is a busy solo artist and producer, and manages his own label, Numavox Records.

Kerry is currently hospitalized near his home in Topeka, Kanasa, where surgery was performed to remove a blood clot in his brain. Kerry's nephew and Proto-Kaw bandmate Jake Livgren has stated the family continues to be encouraged by signs his uncle is giving following the stroke he suffered Tuesday morning.

Currently Livgren is working on a cantata based on the life of Lazarus, and will soon make his screen debut in the film The Impostor. He will also appear on the upcoming Kansas anniversary concert DVD Know Place Like Home due to be released in October.

We at the DV wish Kerry a full and speedy recovery.

Kerry Livgren suffers stroke

1 comment:

MAVIII said...

VERY sad news :(
But I sit here and know of Kerry's spiritual heart and know that Christ must see more for him to do and contribute to this World. I know that my fellow fans at and all "Wheatheads" wish him all the strength he needs, and a speedy recovery for his Family and Friends.
Lord I'm tellin' you, this man is a gift on Earth and a great composer and Guitar Hero of mine, you take great care of him and get him back on his feet with no problems :)
We're countin' on you Kerry! :D
You have soo much more to create-Bless you!