Madonna And Jackson Guitarist Dies In Poverty

DAVID WILLIAMS, a top session guitarist who performed with MADONNA, MICHAEL JACKSON, LIONEL RICHIE and JESSICA SIMPSON, has died at the age of 58.
Williams was admitted to the Sentara Hospital in Hampton, Virginia last week (begs02Mar09), suffering from complications from high blood pressure. He slipped into a coma and passed away on Friday (06Mar09).
The circumstances of Williams' death have infuriated his grieving family, who claim he was mistreated by hospital staff because he had no medical cover.
A friend tells the New York Post that family members were urged to "pull the plug because he had no medical insurance".
The pal continues, "This man was a Vietnam veteran and gave his life to music. The hospital was despicable at best over his lack of insurance."
Music industry bodies have also been criticised for failing to help. A source adds, "What about NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences)? What about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? They collect huge amounts of money every year to help musicians in David's situation - and they throw themselves parties instead. It's disgusting."
Williams is survived by four children with his ex-wife Deborah.


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Please let's celebrate David's achievements rather than sensationalizing, blaming, and tarnishing. David was insured, the family was not consulted by the New York Post, and it is just one person behind this story. David had plans, he had projects, and if he had lived long enough to get a few issues straightened out, he would be, as he was before, very rich. David's team was and is doing everything possible for him. He will be missed, and loved, for a long time. He will also be a part of pop music history forever--Any time you hear the guitar on Thriller, Billy Jean, or many other iconic hits, that's David. Little known fact: David also had a top ten single of his own before working with Jackson.
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David is survived by 5 siblings, (Larry, Delores, Clarence, Elaine and Doris) 4 daughters (Kimberly, Michelle, Davida and Dana) and one son (Sky David). His ex-wife was the mother of Davida and Dana only. She is the person that instigated and provided the New York Post with misleading information in an effort to try and create media buzz. She has continually misrepresented David and he would be furious to know that she instigated this, but not surprized. The fact is that David had a stroke, had brain damage from the stroke and died of natural causes.
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