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Details Revealed On The Death Of Original Rush Drummer John Rutsey

It has been revealed that the the tragic death of original Rush drummer John Rutsey was caused by a heart attack he suffered in his sleep due to a lifelong battle with diabetes.

The following message was published in the National Post on May 15: "Rutsey, John Howard - It is with deep sadness that John's family announces his untimely passing due to complications from his lifelong affliction with diabetes, at age 55. Donations may be made in John's memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 7100 Woodbine Avenue, Suite 311, Markham, ON, L3R 5J2 (online: www.jdrf.ca, by phone: 905-944-4631). Online Condolences: newbiggingfh@rogers.com."

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1. Kalis_wrath writes:

Me thinks that I will send the family an e-mail. Glad to know a little more as to what happened. Thanks Diamond, something tells me that posting stories like this can be hard.

# May 15, 2008 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

It's never nice to report a death no. It's a good thing I don't write for a wrestling website because there's no way I would have been able to write about the Benoit incident :-( This is truely a really sad thing to post though. I'm glad that the Rock Against Diabetes concert is happening to at least contribute towards towards ending deaths like these.

# May 15, 2008 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hails to that! I so wish I could join in that benifit, but when you have bills like mine and make just a tad over the min wage its not that easy. I hope the family is o.k.

# May 15, 2008 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ZT writes:

At least he died in his sleep.....peacefully.

I can only hope I die like that....

# May 15, 2008 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. psythe writes:

In my sleep? BORING! I wanna experience my death, man :) Not that I'm looking forward to it, exactly, hahah. But dying is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, hahah. I don't wanna miss it!

# May 15, 2008 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. cruor writes:

^Only a once in a life time think... if reincarnation is BS.

My ideal death is dying in some sort of fight/battle, dying with honor, dying as a man and someone defending what he loves. Preferably something not too painful anyway.

Although the guillotine would be cool, just hope they play the Kreator song Under the Guillotine during the process, or being if I am hanged they better play either Hallowed be thy Name by Iron Maiden or At the Gallows End by Candlemass.

# May 15, 2008 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZT writes:

"In my sleep? BORING!"

Well, I AM a pretty boring guy.....lol

# May 16, 2008 @ 5:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ZT writes:

"My ideal death is dying in some sort of fight/battle, dying with honor, dying as a man"

You say that now, but you won't be thinking that when your intestines are hanging out of you.....just a thought.

# May 16, 2008 @ 5:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Diamond Oz writes:

I wanna die the same way the villain from Naked Gun died :)

Now playing: Sabac- Positive and Negative

# May 16, 2008 @ 8:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. cruor writes:

ZT I believe in an afterlife and am not afraid of where I am going so why should I fear death? The only thing I truly fear is a painful death (crucifiction, disembowlment, etc.) but bravery is when you can face your fears.

Now Playing: Burzum- Det Som En Gang Var

# May 16, 2008 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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