I should have taken the time to post this earlier, but I've procrastinated as I often do.
The Earth has lost a consummate musician and an even better human being. George Donaldson, the stately anchor singer of Celtic Thunder, succumbed to a massive heart attack in his sleep on March 12. He looked healthy enough to me, although, perhaps because of his baldness, I would have guessed his age as older than the actual number of forty-five that it was.
I've seen him with Celtic Thunder in concert three times and have seen him on TV numerous times. I met him after two concerts. My parents knew him better than I did because they've worked with him on occasion. He was a very kind person. The world is an infinitely poorer place with his loss. Rest in peace, George Donaldson.