Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Legend Lost

Being from the desert just outside of Las Vegas, it is noteworthy (to us) to note the passing of one of Vegas' legends this past week. I am, of course, referring to the great Robert Goulet. Like most of you, I grew up listening to the velvet tones of Robert Goulet. He had one of the richest voices I have ever heard.
Unfortunatley for all of us, Robert lost his battle to a lung disease (fibrosis) this past week while waiting for a match for a lung transplant. He was only 72 years old, but to those who knew him, he was much younger at heart.
I never knew Robert Goulet personally, but my wife did. She worked for many years in the casino/gaming industry before we met and married. She had the occasion to meet Robert Goulet many times. According to my wife, he was as nice in person as he appeared to be on stage and in front of an audience. Not only was Robert a great entertainer, but he was a great man.
Some legends are made, some are born. Robert Goulet was born to be a star and a legend. For those of us who loved his performances here in the Vegas area, he will be missed.
So with a heavy heart, we say goodbye to a great singer, a great man and a great legend of show business. So Long, Robert. You gave us great pleasure, and you will be missed. Peace be with you on your new journey.

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