Jason of Infraction just sent out the following announcement via email. I assume he won't mind if I pass it along here.
***********************Dani Baquet-Long of Celer passes away
I am extremely saddened to write of the news received today. Danielle Baquet-Long, wife of Will Long, passed away yesterday, July 8th, at the age of 26. Dani and Will recorded under the name Celer.
We have become friends with Will and Dani over the past few years in working on projects and have been fortunate enough to become immersed in their large body of recorded work. I found their uncompromising and sincere approach to creating ambient music to be nothing short of admirable and inspiring.
We are in complete shock and disbelief of this news. Our prayers and thoughts are with Will and his family.
Dani will be greatly missed.
What follows is a message that Will sent out earlier today...
With great sadness I have to announce to you, our friends, that
Dani passed away yesterday, July 8. On Tuesday morning I woke to find her
unconscious, and not breathing. The medics were called, and she was revived,
but fell directly into a coma and didn't wake up.
She passed away yesterday at 3pm, with her family by her. All that is known to say why is that her heart stopped, for no foreseeable reason. The only relation is that her father died in thesame way, of a cardiac arrest at the age of 29. She was 26.
Right now I don't
know how to express the loss and sadness I feel, knowing that someone so
ultimately close to me, and such an inspiration and friend to so many other
people in the world is gone. All I can say is that she won't be forgotten, or
pushed aside only because she's gone. She'll always be with me, as my inspiration,
my love, my everything. All I can say is I miss her, every second.
Right now I
won't be able to answer many emails, as there's only so much I can talk about this.
Time will heal this, but I know the sadness will never go away. This, I'm ok with,
as I never want to forget every way she changed my life, and touched my heart.
I appreciate all your support and love, and even though many of you only
knew her through her poetry, or her music, I hope they are good memories.
Enclosed is a favorite photo of her, taken at her beach, at home.
Also, here was her favorite quote:
"The Meaning is in the Wonder"
- Kenneth Patchen