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Posted: 9/5/2010 6:22:02 PM EDT

ELO star killed by bale of hay

Updated 4 hours 14 minutes ago

RIP: Former ELO cellist Mike Edwards (centre). (www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCcAn-_KKtU)

A founding member of rock group Electric Light Orchestra has been killed after a giant bale of hay tumbled down a hill and crashed onto his van.

Cellist Mike Edwards died after the 600-kilogram bale careered down a steep field, smashed through a hedge and onto the road in Devon, south-west England.

The 62-year-old died instantly.

"This was a tragic accident and we have now identified the victim as Michael Edwards, a founder member of ELO," said Sergeant Steve Walker of the Devon and Cornwall police traffic unit.

"We have used photographs and YouTube footage to identify him but we now need help contacting his family for formal identification."

ELO have sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:23:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:23:58 PM EDT
Don't bring me down.


Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:24:04 PM EDT


What a way to go.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:24:48 PM EDT
What a terrible thing to lose....
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:25:27 PM EDT
Wow what a freak occurance.


Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:26:16 PM EDT
What a freaky way to go.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:27:39 PM EDT
English Parliment will meet tomorrow and outlaw bales of hay weighing more than 20 kilos.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:27:50 PM EDT
what an odd story, and using youtube for identification?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:31:53 PM EDT
Call me a Nancy but I always liked this song.

Telephone Line
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:35:22 PM EDT
was gonna post a "Luck Man" comment, then remembered that was ELP, not ELO.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:36:41 PM EDT
Grass claims another victim.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:36:47 PM EDT
I turn to stone when you are gone
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:37:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
Grass claims another victim.


Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:38:03 PM EDT
He was 62?

Holy fuck I feel old.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:43:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By diehippy:
was gonna post a "Luck Man" comment, then remembered that was ELP, not ELO.


Was going to say what an unlucky man he was but read your post.....correct.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:46:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GunnyG:

Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
Grass claims another victim.



yep im goin to hell too, save me a spot.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:48:48 PM EDT
The doctor looked at the bail and said I can't get it out of his head
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:50:48 PM EDT
Let's face the music. It was an evil woman practicing strange magic.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:52:01 PM EDT
Hay!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:52:35 PM EDT
If he had been walking down a one way street instead of driving, they'd have never ID'd him!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:53:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 6:57:50 PM EDT by jagdterrier]
It's a living thing

well, maybe not anymore
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:53:58 PM EDT
Horace Wimp
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:54:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By timco:
The doctor looked at the bail and said I can't get it out of his head


Wonder if the doctor tried to save him with Brain Salad Surgery ?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:55:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:55:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:56:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OrangeLazarus:
Originally Posted By timco:
The doctor looked at the bail and said I can't get it out of his head


Wonder if the doctor tried to save him with Brain Salad Surgery ?



That's ELP!!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:57:28 PM EDT
Sad story... but when your time is up, it is up...
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:59:36 PM EDT
Reminds me of the guy that had a giant sequoia or redwood tree fall on top of his van in the middle of nowhere as he was driving.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:01:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:
Don't bring me down.


Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:01:43 PM EDT
He should have bailed out while he had the chance....
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:02:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 7:05:36 PM EDT by Tony7189]
There are two WTF's in this story

ETA: Make that 3 WTF's. I overlooked the obvious one, the guy got killed by a fucking Hay Bale.

A founding member of rock group Electric Light Orchestra has been killed after a giant bale of hay tumbled down a hill and crashed onto his van.

Cellist Mike Edwards died after the 600-kilogram bale careered down a steep field, smashed through a hedge and onto the road in Devon, south-west England.

The 62-year-old died instantly.

"This was a tragic accident and we have now identified the victim as Michael Edwards, a founder member of ELO," said Sergeant Steve Walker of the Devon and Cornwall police traffic unit.

"We have used photographs and YouTube footage to identify him but we now need help contacting his family for formal identification."

Ok, so they used fucking YouTube to identify the victim, that's fucked up in itself. The second WTF, what ever happened to notifying the family members before releasing the names of the victims. I can only imagine one of his next of kin choking on a crumpet when they read that in the paper at tea time. WTF

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:05:51 PM EDT
I friggin' LOVE ELO!



Dang it.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:10:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 25Chuck:
Call me a Nancy but I always liked this song.

Telephone Line

.....nope. that's good stuff. always liked elo. shame. damn shame.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:10:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:

ELO star killed by bale of hay

Updated 4 hours 14 minutes ago

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/201009/r633142_4328722.jpg
RIP: Former ELO cellist Mike Edwards (centre). (www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCcAn-_KKtU)

A founding member of rock group Electric Light Orchestra has been killed after a giant bale of hay tumbled down a hill and crashed onto his van.

Cellist Mike Edwards died after the 600-kilogram bale careered down a steep field, smashed through a hedge and onto the road in Devon, south-west England.

The 62-year-old died instantly.

"This was a tragic accident and we have now identified the victim as Michael Edwards, a founder member of ELO," said Sergeant Steve Walker of the Devon and Cornwall police traffic unit.

"We have used photographs and YouTube footage to identify him but we now need help contacting his family for formal identification."

ELO have sold more than 50 million records worldwide.


Christian Bale is all talk, but this bale has actually killed someone...
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:17:43 PM EDT
Dang. That sucks. I really like ELO. Telephone Line was the first favorite song I had as a kid.

What a shitty way to go.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:25:12 PM EDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV52YAhdJOk
Here's a great video of Mike Edwards getting crazy with ELO.

RIP.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:26:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:
Don't bring me down.




Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:28:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 7:28:44 PM EDT by glazer1972]
Boy that was a haymaker.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:28:35 PM EDT
Bummer.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 9:09:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dog-meat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Co6GAaXFw


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