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Dani of Celer has passed away
« on: July 09, 2009, 10:36:54 AM »
... i was just checking the 12k forum and find out that the lovely Dani, half of the very talented duo CELER has passed away very recently.
i was very shocked to read this, certainly knowing that she was of a very young age..

every Celer release was one to lookward to, very much, since they were developing a very refined style of their own.

my thoughts are going to Will and her family.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2009, 10:45:47 AM by jim02 »

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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 10:42:32 AM »
Oh my gosh!  I've just recently begun to enjoy the music of Celer so I have no personal relationship with these two, but this is still shocking.

Here's the direct link to the announcement on the 12k forum, which Taylor of 12k copied from Celer's myspace page:

http://12k.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=2ed237eebec56453a5bad5f6b909fc6d&topic=1264.msg10297#new
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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 10:51:56 AM »
What a shock. Very very sad indeed. At 26... so terribly young. Don't really know what to say... She's left some beatiful music. Poor Will...

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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 11:25:20 AM »
I am so horribly, horribly shocked and saddened to see this...  :(

« Last Edit: July 09, 2009, 02:28:06 PM by lena »
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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 12:01:58 PM »
Wow.  So young.   Very sad.
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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 12:22:17 PM »
Oh, God!! This is so sad, and at what a young age indeed... I've been listening to a lot of Celer a lately, and I think I'm more saddened by this than any of the other famous people that died recently.

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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009, 02:01:34 PM »
Oh no. This is appalling news. Best wishes to Will...

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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009, 03:27:07 PM »
I love Celer's music. Seeing this news makes me very sad, though I did not know Dani personally. It is strange how you can get to know, or imagine you know, someone just by experiencing their art.

Thanks for the gorgeous music.

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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 06:34:41 PM »
What a shocker.  I did not even realize she was that young!  A sad loss for the ambient world and especially for her husband, my most heartfelt condolences to Will Long.   

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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 07:29:31 PM »
I love their music. May she rest in peace!

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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2009, 07:36:26 PM »
Jason of Infraction just sent out the following announcement via email.  I assume he won't mind if I pass it along here.

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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...



Dear friends,

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

Sincerely, Will
 
_______________________________________________________________________
Jason
infractionrecords.com
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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009, 04:52:20 AM »
I was an acquaintance of them both and, sadly, heard about the news the day she slipped into a coma.  I think any person who has shared his or her life with another feels this type of tragedy as too close to home, and too close to the heart.  They truly appeared to me, in my limited communications with them, to share a rare kind of love and togetherness.  My heartfelt condolences to Will and Dani's family.

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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009, 08:40:50 AM »
Never knew Dani....but to hear of such an untimely death is absolutley tragic....I hope the best for you Will!  Even though I never met Dani it seemed to me that her musical creations, unique packaging, and poetry was enough to tug my heart strings.  I am sure she will be sorely missed and Celer will never be the same

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Re: Dani of Celer has passed away
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2009, 03:25:44 PM »
She will live on in the music of Celer.