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1970s ELO Rock Star Killed By Falling Bale Of Hay

by | 6th, September 2010

ROCK ‘n’ Roll Death of the day is that of Mike Edwards, former cello player with the Electric Light Orchestra, who died instantly when a hay bale landed on his van.

The cylindrical hay bale had rolled down a hill and picked up enough momentum to fly over a 15ft hedge.

It struck Mr Edwards’ white Transit van on the A381 near Kingsbridge, South Devon.

Mike Edwards joined ELO in 1972 before leaving left in January 1975 to become a Buddhist, changing his name to Deva Pramada.

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Posted: 6th, September 2010 | In: Music Comment | TrackBack | Permalink