I even told that to my ex. Mount Sinai remains open during COVID-19: Read our response. Click here to order or send flowers from our on-site florist. NBC 7’s Consumer Bob talked to the woman whose car was hit by a rental car. Comes with photos of Bob Birch playing the guitar and a gig bag. Not many people know that he played not only bass, but every instrument in the band, composed, engineered, produced, taught, mentored and was the one person you could always go to for honest advice and encouragement. So accident prone was young Sy, That he poked a long stick in his eye. He was thrown over twenty feet before landing on the asphalt, breaking both his legs as … I'm guessing they didn't explain because they didn't know. The doctors initially told him that he would never walk again, but within six months he was back on tour with Elton John, and continued to do so for the next seventeen years. Robert Wayne "Bob" Birch (July 14, 1956 – August 15, 2012) was an American musician. With more mail-in ballots, officials urge patience on election night, Americans and the right to vote: Why it's not easy for everyone, Why some mail-in ballots are rejected and how to make sure your vote counts. Bob Birch is survived by his wife Michele and his son Jonathan, a loving family, a host of friends and a world of fans. Bob Birch was a legendary bass player, a devoted husband, a proud father, a loving son, a kind brother, a family man, a giving person, a loyal band mate, a wise mentor, a true friend a He is finally out of pain, and probably on the way to play the Hendrix gig. He's already no 2. Birch had for years been suffering from pain in his legs and back from being hit by a truck in Montreal in 1995, an accident that nearly killed him. I love him and his family and will miss him dearly, but I just feel blessed to have known him at all. Was he the guy that played on the last three Elton albums (prior to the Union collaboration) where Sir Reg found his musical footing again after being awol for much of the eighties and nineties? The guy didn't die in a car crash, he killed himself because he believed something to be very wrong about his life. Copyright ©2020 Funeral Innovations. Donations can be made in the name of Bob Birch to the Elton John Aids Foundation. I know he would have expected nothing less from us. A Yamaha BB5000 five-string bass guitar with black finish. That tells me that Bob is with God in heaven. But putting a shroud over the fact that he killed himself is dishonest. His demeanor was mild. Los Angeles County Assistant Coroner Chief Ed Winter told Reuters the case is "being investigated as a possible suicide." Election Day could turn into "Election Week" with rise in mail ballots. "My heart goes out to Bob's wife Michele, his son Jonathan and his family. We are devastated at our loss over this past week and only through the strength of the message Bob Birch gave us through his years of giving has afforded us the strength to move forward. On August 15, Bob Birch, Elton John's longtime bassist and prolific session man when not on tour with Elton appears to have committed suicide at the age of 56 via gunshot to the head. He is finally out of pain, and probably on the way to play the Hendrix gig. The world is truly a better place because Bob Birch was in it. After fighting the good fight for all those years, on August 15, 2012, his body had finally no more to give. Then he tripped on the hose, Ran a nail up his nose, And swallowed a dirty horse fly --- Bob Birch P0302.