Sunday, June 1, 2014

Coleman Lewis R.I.P.

Posted By on Sun, Jun 1, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Sad news hit the Atlanta music scene when word spread this weekend that Coleman Lewis, former guitarist for several Atlanta acts, including Smoke, Cat Power, and most recently Ignitor Fool, aka Welfare, died sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning.

Visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. this Wed., June 4 at Turner Funeral Home in Decatur.

There isn't much news to report at this time, but a post by Coleman's sister, Claire Lewis Evans, on the Benjamin Remembered Facebook page states:

A lot of people are looking for more information about my brother, Coleman, who left this world at some point Friday night or early Saturday morning - not a day sooner (despite the rumors to contrary). We are working out the details for a visitation at some point in the next few days, and will cremate his body, then hold a service for him a little later in the summer (details TBD). Yes, it was heroin, we think it was accidental, and I hope he had a good last ride. He hadn't been using recently and had actually been working.

Everyone who loved him will remember the fantastic music *and son* he left behind, as well as god-only-knows how many ridiculous stories and hilarious and painful memories of Coleman's 41 year run on this earth. He was unapologetically and unmistakably himself, and of course we will all miss him. His absence, however, won't stop our loving and remembering him.
Peace, and go listen to some music.

We will post more information here as soon as it becomes available.

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