With a pain and sorrow I’ve not felt in my entire life, I must bid farewell to one of the most beautiful human beings I’ve ever had to privilege to know, let alone call friend.
Another legend is lost to the world today, as Hugh Ferguson died early this morning from a fatal, sudden heart attack, 5 days before his 54th birthday. I am stunned to be writing these words, as I’m still reeling from the shock of losing one my best friends, literally overnight without warning.
I adored the man. He was always able to brighten a room just be being in it, and I have been blessed to have known, and to have worked with him. He was a mentor, a teacher, an I.T. boss, friend, father figure and confidant. His talent and skill as a musician were unparalleled, except, perhaps, by his sincerity, decency and good nature.
For nearly every day, for 3 solid years I’ve worked alongside him, and not once did I tire of his company, his wise cracks or his personality. He was always there when I needed him without question, while always turning away reciprocals.
I owe my current career opportunity to him, my new-found love of music, and each tune that I’ve uploaded on this site were all made possible from his encouragement. He was the guitarist that helped turned my two tunes into real music; Something From Nothing and A Better Time.
He was the yang to my yin. I was gloomy, pessimistic and grumpy. He was bright, shiny and always in a good mood, thus, he was a terrific complement to me. He was one of those people who always brightened your day if you saw him, and he had a knack for helping me through some pretty unbearable times.
It kills me to write this, so I think I’m going to do something else for a little while. He hasn’t even been gone a full day, and the pain in my heart just swells with each passing moment.
I will never forget him, and I will always be grateful to have been lucky enough to have had him in my life, so bittersweet and short it was.
I can’t finish this, goodbye Hugh, my friend.
Me and Hugh