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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Beware Islamic Terrorist Hay Bales

Former member of ELO killed by hay bale while driving

A former member of the band the Electric Light Orchestra has been killed by a giant hay bale which rolled out of a field and landed on his van as he drove.

Mike Edwards, 62, was a founding member of ELO and played cello with the group from their first live gig in 1972 until he departed in January 1975.
He quit to become a Buddhist and later changed his name to Deva Pramada because of his religious convictions.

His eccentric cello playing - including plucking the strings with an orange or grapefruit - and bizarre costumes were a major ingredient of ELO.

He played cello on albums ELO II, On the Third Day, The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach) and Eldorado.

Mr Edwards died instantly when he was hit by the bale which weighed nearly 700lbs.

He was driving along a road when the bale careered down a slope in a field and flipped over a hedge - smashing down onto his roof.

The circular bale is believed to have been in a steeply-sloping field beside the road when it somehow rolled and jumped 12ft to 15ft into traffic.

He said: "This was a tragic accident and we have now identified the victim as Michael Edwards, a founder member of ELO."

"We have used photographs and YouTube footage to identify him but we now need help contacting his family for formal identification."

This is precisely why I don't drive vans near hay bales after being a member of a 70s rock band.

Found over at The Drawn Cutlass.

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