Friday 20 May 2011

Eva Cassidy

During a promotional event for this CD in July 1996, Cassidy noticed an ache in her hips, which she attributed to stiffness from painting a ceiling. The pain persisted, and a few weeks later Cassidy was diagnosed with melanoma. By the time of her diagnosis, the cancer had spread throughout her body, causing the pain in her hips.

Cassidy's health rapidly deteriorated, and her final performance was in September 1996, when, after using a walker to reach the stage, she sang "What a Wonderful World" in front of an audience of friends and admirers. Eva Cassidy died on November 2, 1996, at the age of 33.

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