Sad sad sad.
I heard ‘Don’t Dream It’s over’ on the radio yesterday afternoon. It’s not a song they play often on JJJ, and I had missed the intro. It was only about 15 minutes later that I found out that Paul Hester had died. Hanged himself in a park in Melbourne.
It’s very sad reading about the turmoil that surrounded his depression.
He was always the funny one. The quirky one with the ‘interesting’ songs. He was also the Aussie amongst a bunch of Kiwis. He was a great drummer. He also had a great show in ‘Hessie’s Shed’, which didn’t last too long unfortunately. He played with the Wiggles. He played with the Oils.
He will be missed by many, but remembered forever for the music that he helped create.