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IN MEMORY OF DEAN - Magic Dirt official statement


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Magic Dirt's beloved Dean Turner passed away on Friday August 21st,
2009.
For nine years, Dean battled an extremely rare form of soft tissue
cancer called dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP). This cancer became
life threatening after it began to metastasize and cause various fatal
tumours.
Being a very private man, Dean chose to fight the cancer in a quiet and
dignified manner. He displayed great courage and incredible stoicism.
And above all else he had an unshakeable positive attitude throughout
his long ordeal.
His composure and grace during this time will never be forgotten and is
an inspiration to us all.
As a founding member of Magic Dirt, Dean was the linchpin, the heart and
soul of the band. He was the rock, the glue, the oracle, the cool
filter. He was deeply dedicated and passionate about the music he made
and the impact the band had on peoples lives.
Dean always came up with fantastic ideas but he tempered these ideas
with a rock solid work ethic and made them not only real but a success.
Dean's bass playing and sound is unique and unmistakable. With a great
flow and organic playing style, Dean dug deep into his role as bass
player, supporting and creating a bedrock, the backbone of the Magic
Dirt sound. And fans will never forget his melodic riffing, heavy
thunder, sonic shimmers and noise fests at Magic Dirt's live shows.
Dean worked tirelessly because music was one of the greatest joys in his
life.
Sadly, Dean had many projects and goals he wanted to achieve that will
remain unrealised.
Dean championed a lot of Australian music, always interested in giving
young bands a go, he was generous with his time and advice to those that
sought his council.
Dean was also a band manager, being instrumental in the rise of Brisbane
band Violent Soho, he guided and tended the band and had an immensely
positive impact on them.
Dean was also an in demand producer. His vision and stabilizing effect
in the recording studio allowed many bands the opportunity to realize
their dreams of making great records. He produced such bands as Violent
Soho, theredsunband, Gersey, Sons of the Sun and lastly worked on
Adalita's (Magic Dirt's front woman) first solo album.
Dean also sat on VIC Rocks grants committee which he loved doing and he
played an active role in giving artists the support they needed and was
asked to return year after year by the board executives.
But the greatest joy and proudest achievement in Dean's life is his
family. He was an extremely dedicated and loving father and husband. His
wife Linda and two children were the loves of his life and he cherished
them with all his being. In the last nine years during his battle with
the cancer he did everything he could to stay with them despite the pain
and suffering he was enduring.
He had a profound effect on people, always leaving a warm and inspiring
feeling.
The surviving Magic Dirt members, Adalita, Raul and Adam are absolutely
devastated at their loss and cannot fathom a future without him. Above
all else they will remember Dean as their beautiful and precious friend.
Kind, gentle, very funny and witty, had impeccable taste, a joy to be
around, a great storyteller, extremely trustworthy, honest, generous, direct, a
brilliant diamond mind. They are so very proud of Dean's brave fight and will do
everything in their power to ensure that Dean's legacy of integrity and
spirit lives on.
The band has postponed their upcoming tour until further notice.
Magic Dirt's love and thoughts go out to Dean's family and to his wife
Linda and two children.



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That was very beautifully put, thank you. And once again, so sorry and saddened.

Is it appropriate for fans to pay their respects at the memorial ceremony or is it to be close friends and family?



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You may pay your respects. Thank you for asking.






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I'm so sorry. Dean was a nice guy and signed my copy of Young & Full of the Devil the first time I saw Magic Dirt live. I've always loved the songs he sang on such as Fairy Park and Befriended Fallen Angel. I've lost a friend and a relative to cancer (as I'm sure most people have) in recent years. You never "get over it", but there comes a time when you can remember them and smile instead of cry.

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in reference to the memorial, this statement was published today:

"A memorial service for Turner will be held at the Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall, 198 High Street, Northcote on Friday (August 28), 11.30am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Charlie and Evie Turner Trust."

No doubt details of how to donate to the trust will be made available soon.



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quote:

steveplusone wrote:


"A memorial service for Turner will be held at the Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall, 198 High Street, Northcote on Friday (August 28), 11.30am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Charlie and Evie Turner Trust."

No doubt details of how to donate to the trust will be made available soon.






I found this information at: http://www.messandnoise.com/people/2023926

and the details are:
"These are the account details for the 'Charlie and Evie Turner Trust Account' through St George Bank...
BSB 333 030 Acc 700 636 624"

Not sure if these are correct, but this is the only info I can find.

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Here is an official statement in regards to the contributions if you wish.


In lieu of floral tributes, if you wish to make a contribution to to the Charlie and Evie Turner Trust, there will be an opportunity to do so at Dean's service or contact stevebosidis@yahoo.com.au. Thank You.




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Lots of hugs for you Adalita, this must be a heartwrenching time. We all loved Dean heaps and it makes me sick knowing what you, the band and his family must be feeling now that such a special person has gone away.

Thanks a lot for taking the time to keep us fans informed of what's going on it is much appreciated.

Lots of love, Jenn xx

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To the Turner Family, Adalita, Adam, Raul, I was totally shocked to hear the sad news that Dean passed away. Having lost my Mother 3 months ago to this horrible life taker, my thoughts are really with you.

Obviously having the pleasure of seeing Magic Dirt play and just about got to know you all on both UK tours, and in Australia this has come as a awful shock.

My memories of Dean for me are, he was a kind person who took the time to listen what us 'fans' had to say about the music. I aslo remember chatting to him about all the records he purchased in Notting Hill with such passion.

Gonna miss you mate. Miss you like sleep.

Neil Garratt (England) xx

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Anyone able to confirm if the trust details are accurate or anyone to contact?
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