Sad News: Soulcast
Funeral arrangement details have been posted in the forum thread and are below. Due to downtime of news section have reposted the original post by Russell below
It is with deep regret that I have to inform Soul Source members of the passing of Soulcast's Jim Demetriou. Jim, who ran and broadcast his online soul shows for a number of years, passed away today, Wednesday 19th September 2007, around 6:30pm.
Jim had been battling against cancer for so many years. At the beginning of this year, with his condition worsening, and with hopes pinned on the advances in medical science, he underwent a stem cell transplant. This, it was hoped, would send his cancer into remission.
It was a risky and traumatic process, but one he could not avoid. However, the process was perhaps even more taxing than even Jim had expected and over the months he grew weaker. The last few weeks his condition deteriorated and he had to go back into hospital.
Beyond Soulcast, Jim was, with out a doubt, an exceptional man. He never had an axe to grind, didn't have a bad word to say about anyone and, even through his illness, always had an optimistic view of the world. Spiritually honest and with a great force of integrity, he believed that the world was intrinsically good and was there to be enjoyed. He was one of the life's few genuine nice guys.
Having been fortunate to have had him as a best friend for just over 20 years, I will miss him — I already do and I know that so many others will too.
The forum thread can be read here
A tribute by Ben Summers and Russel Gilbert can be read on the 6ts site
Jim's funeral will take place at St Nicholas Church, Godolphin Road, Shepherds Bush, W12 8JW, on Tuesday 2nd October, starting at 12.30, followed by burial at Gunnersbury Cemetery, 143 Gunnersbury Avenue, Acton W3 8LE. All are welcome.
Anyone wishing to send flowers for Jim should have them delivered to:
Demetriou & English
131-133 Myddleton Road
They should be delivered on Monday 2nd October at the latest. Anyone who would like to make a donation to charity instead is encouraged to do so.