You were beloved,
You were with us,
You are departed,
Your time shall pass.
You left the world behind,
You have marked well your time,
The people you will forever remind,
Of when you were in your prime.
Do not forget those who loved you,
For they will not forget,
Do remember your virtue,
For by trying, you hit your target.
And may the heavens bless,
All that you have brought,
For life to you was but a game of chess,
The world's departed heart you have caught.
We will forever remember the man,
Who introduced such music to us all,
Your passing is no less than
A tragedy that hits hard, when a hero has to fall.