Robert Leigh Erwin

Musical Master

Midnight Vigil is devastated to announce the passing of our beloved lead guitarist, Bobby Erwin. Bobby died of colon cancer on Thursday, December 16, 2019. Bobby was a master at composing instrumental parts that perfectly fit our songs. 

Prior to his cancer diagnosis Midnight Vigil was in the process of recording a new album. Bobby had finished his parts for some of the songs and we do plan on finishing and releasing the album in Bobby's honor in the coming year. 

We appreciate the well-wishes from family, friends and fans. We would greatly appreciate your donation to a cancer charity of your choice, or to the Hope Lodge via the American Cancer Society. The Hope Lodge is for cancer patients and a caregiver receiving active treatment. Bobby and his lovely wife, Betsy stayed at a Hope Lodge during his treatment and they received the incredible care as noted by Betsy: "The staff and volunteers, and even other patients and caregivers there created such a kind and loving environment that I was able to relax and think only of getting back and forth to the hospital, while friends took care of needs at home. Bobby was moved to tears by the kindness of the staff there, and deeply grateful for yet another piece of kindness that this journey has shown us."

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