John Stewart, RIP

I was stunned this morning to learn that singer-songwriter John Stewart, whom I interviewed in November for a column, had died unexpectedly of a massive stroke.

You can read about John on his website or in this obituary. I just wrote an obituary for us.

Too bad. I enjoyed speaking with him about “Daydream Believer,” the purpose of our phone chat. I told him I’d like to talk to him again at county fair time about his song “Back in Pomona,” as it’s about his experiences helping his dad, a horse trainer. He said that would be fine. He also said that next time he was in the area, he’d call me to get together for coffee.

Oh well. My condolences to his family and to his fans.

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    David, I too was stunned to read about John’s passing…he left us way too soon…he was truly a really nice guy who touched so many fans through his songs with very personal and poignant lyrics. It was so interesting reading of your November conversation with John…thank you for sharing it with your readers. RIP

  • judi

    I don’t know if you saw this, but John Stewart’s passing received a brief mention in the February 1st issue of “Entertainment Weekly” magazine.

    [I hadn’t, but he deserves it. — DA]