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Published: 2013/08/07

Robbie Robertson Comments on the Passing of Elizabeth Danko

The Band guitarist Robbie Robertson has commented on the passing of Elizabeth Danko. The wife of The Band bassist Rick Danko passed away last week.

Robertson’s post on Facebook reads:

Elizabeth and Rick were true partners—in life. They balanced each other and she was dedicated to taking care of Rick the very best she could. In the last years I saw Rick up in Woodstock. I’d be there mixing a new record and he would say, ‘Can you play some of your new songs for Elizabeth?’ I loved playing my new music for Elizabeth…. she knew what I was reaching for. Miss my old friends Bless her soul. Thoughts and prayers from our family to hers. I hope she’ll be taking care of Rick once again…. Robbie

Elizabeth Danko plays a prominent role in the new documentary Ain’t in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm. In the film, she was shown living in a senior citizens home in the Woodstock, NY area.

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