This hurts so much to write. It has been a very hard day for us all in Athens. We have lost one of our dearest friends. A critical part of our community has been taken from us and he will be missed sorely.
Randy Bewley, known to the world as the guitarist in Pylon, passed away on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 shortly before 5 in the afternoon. He suffered a heart attack while driving on Barber street in Athens on Monday. His van proceeded to drift off the road and tip over. No other people or vehicles were involved. Rescue workers did CPR at the scene and he was taken quickly to the hospital where he was placed in ICU. His family and bandmates were there by his side.
Funeral arrangements for Randy Bewley announced (6:15 pm)
Calling hours for Randy will run from 6-8 p.m. FRIDAY at Bernstein’s Funeral Home, 3195 Atlanta Highway.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
(2:48 pm) Pylon requests that people post pictures and video of Randy to their facebook fanpage.
(9:25 pm) AJC Full article
(9:50 pm) Athens Banner Herald Guestbook
(12:42 am) Athens Banner Herald full story
UPDATE FROM PYLON FANPAGE VIA FACEBOOK:
We love Randy
Today at 8:41pm
This past Monday evening, Randy Bewley had a heart attack while driving his van on Barber Street in Athens, GA. He was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center. Today, our bandmate and brother passed away at a little before 5 p.m. with his family and friends at his side. He will be missed, even as we celebrate his life and creativity. His guitar sound was as special as he was and always will be. Randy’s guitar work defined not only a generation of sound but Randy himself. His visual art, painting and photos, combined with his signature sound formed a loose set of boundaries that helps understand him. His quiet devotion to family and friends will become a benchmark for those he leaves behind.