This morning Saturday, December 12, I received an email from Nicole Hart. In it she expresses her deep grief at the passing of her beloved Lance Ong.
It was back before August 8, 2008, I publicized this blessed union. Preparing a press release describing the setting of where their nuptials would take place, and the significance of this day 08/08/08, I distributed this press release far and wide over the internet and elsewhere. I never imagined how short this marriage would be, nor how it would end.
My heart cries for Nicole, and my condolences to all. Lance will surely be missed.
Dear Friends and Fans: It is with deepest sorrow that I must inform you that Monday, December 7th at 9:48PM, my beloved husband, Lance, lost his battle with cancer. While I cannot at this moment envision life without him, I am comforted to know that he is out of pain and suffering, and his spirit is free to fly wherever he chooses. Thanks to you with all my heart for your loyalty throughout the years, and for sharing with us Lance’s amazing talent. He was absolutely brilliant, and one of the sweetest and most talented people I have ever had the pleasure to know. In fact, he was my best friend ever, and my favorite person on this earth.
Because of the unusual way Lance’s cancer metastasized, researchers at Hackensack University Medical Center asked him to contribute blood samples to be frozen for future research. In this way, and through the music he created, Lance will live on in hope of helping others. In lieu of flowers, we ask instead that donations be made in Lance’s name to the John Theurer Cancer Center, c/o Dr. Robert Alter, Hackensack University Medical Center, 60 Second Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601, 201-996-5081.
Please find below an announcement released by our management of a final Tribute Concert taking place this upcoming Tuesday, December 15th, at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ, a beautiful venue. We are honored so many wonderful musicians have chosen to perform in Lance’s honor (see below.) I would be very grateful if you would attend; It will be great to have you all there.
With sincere thanks and love,
On Monday 12/7/09 The Music Industry lost an amazing Musician, Producer, Arranger & Friend. Lance Ong lost his battle with cancer. Lance’s care was expensive and without having any insurance the medical bills have piled up on Lance’s wife Nicole Hart. We are having a Tribute for Lance on 12/15/09 @ Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ. Doors open at 6pm and the music starts at 7pm. 10.00 donation going to Nicole to help offset the medical bills.
The line-up is Steve Johnson, Dave Keyes, Johnny Fedz and Da Bluez Boyz, Gil Parris, Rob Paparozzi as well as the Great Hubert Sumlin and others will be dropping in to jam with the various bands. Nicole Hart, Lance’s wife, will be headlining the event. This is sure to be a powerful evening of music. We hope you can come to the show and help us celebrate Lance’s life. This is the way he would want it.
We hope you can make it.
FM Management Int, LLC
Mexicali Blues Cafe
1409 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666-3517
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