very sad news about Townes - reply
            Thu, 02 Jan 1997 09:25:54 -0800
            Len Coop 
        Ad van Meurs

        do you know?
        Thu, 02 Jan 1997 17:29:52 +0100
        Ad van Meurs 
> Hi,
> This is a message from Ad van Meurs,The Watchman from Holland.
> We just received very sad news about Townes ,Pat Mears from
> Austin Texas heard it from her friend Mickey,I think you'll get
> to hear it soon.It seems that Townes is not with us anymore.
> If you hear about it would you please confirm this message to us?
> Our E.mail adress is  .We knew Townes very well,
> played with him a few times,gambled  with him and we always loved
> his great songs.Hope to hear from you soon   The Watchman
>                                              Ad van Meurs/Ankie Keultjes
I called Jeanene Van Zandt, but Suzannah Clark answered the phone and
said that it is true, that Townes expired suddenly from a probable
massive heart attack at about 10PM Jan 1, 1997. Jeanene had just brought
Townes home from the hospital where he had had a pin put in his hip and
seemed to be in good spirits. When Jeanene discovered a little bit later
that he was not breathing, she called 911 and started mouth-to-mouth,
which she continued until paramedics arrived. They continued to try to
revive him but to no avail. Suzannah noted that Hank Williams died on
the same day.

Guy and Suzannah are helping out. They ask to please not call at this
time. No arrangements for services have been made at this time.

If folks would like to send their best to the family, express grief, or
submit other information, I suggest making use of the Townes Discussion
Conference accessible from the Townes van zandt Lone Star Webstation,
or from the Blue Sky Home Page,

-Len Coop
9:20AM PDT, Jan 2, 1997

The Memorial Service for Townes Van Zandt will be held at
16th Ave. South at Grand in Nashville, Tennessee
on Sun. Jan. 5, 1997, at 3:00 p.m.

-- Leonard Coop