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    Default Giant hay bale crushes ex-ELO star to death

    'Tragic accident' kills cellist who quit band at height of its fame

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    LONDON A giant bale of hay has killed a founding member of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) after it tumbled down a hill and crashed into his van.

    Cellist Mike Edwards, 62, died after the 1,323 lb bale rolled down a steep field in Devon, southern England, smashed through a hedge and careered on to the road.

    He died instantly in the freak accident on Friday afternoon.

    Sgt. Steve Walker, of Devon and Cornwall police, described the crash as "a tragic accident," the BBC reported.

    Police said they used photographs and YouTube footage to identify Edwards and are investigating whether the bale may have fallen from a tractor working on farmland near the road.

    Edwards, who played with the band between 1972 and 1975, is believed to have swerved into another vehicle as the bale crushed his vehicle.

    ELO eventually sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

    Britain's Mirror newspaper reported that Edwards quit the band at the height of its fame to become a Buddhist.

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    Like, umm...what do you even say about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    'Tragic accident' kills cellist who quit band at height of its fame

    Like, umm...what do you even say about this?
    Hello, how are you...have you been alright?



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    HA HA HA HA!

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    tragic gardening accident?

    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    Driving around here a person expects just about anything to come out on the road in an instant: Deer, Cattle, Armadillos, Possum, Rabbits, Coyotes, other vehicles, etc. But not once have I driven down the road and thought, "A giant hay bale could come out here and crush me at any moment!"

    What are the frickin' odds on something like that?
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    How much hay is involved to make a bale that weighs 1,323 pounds? Holy horsefeed, Batman!

    Rest in peace, Mike Edwards.

    Damn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    How much hay is involved to make a bale that weighs 1,323 pounds? Holy horsefeed, Batman!

    Rest in peace, Mike Edwards.

    Damn!
    I would imagine it was something like this:



    We have them all over around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    Police said they used photographs and YouTube footage to identify Edwards
    YouTube footage??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    I would imagine it was something like this:



    We have them all over around here.
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    That's unbelievable. God damn that is some shit luck right there.
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    That is winning the unlucky lottery.

    Wow.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW View Post
    My GOSH Vike...be safe out there, ya hear?
    Lol! We don't have many hills for them to roll down though. They've gone to using these more and more and the rectangular bales less.

    Anyone that's ever stacked hay bales knows what a pleasure that can be. If you've ever wondered why Nebraska took so many farm boys as walk-ons, just spend a couple of days doing that and you'll know why.
    "Viking - last to sleep, first to rise, last to leave, that's how the Nords of old rocked the house." ~ timmac in the 'Texas Linkers' thread talking about yours truly. :-)

 

 

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