From his sister Susan, the searing tale of the death of Steve Patience, who made hand-crafted guitars and who died a painful, uninsured death from metastatic cancer. He was 63.
"Steve worked 14 hours a day building beautiful guitars. Songs will not be sung because he died and will make no more...And all of the laughter and love goes away with that last breath. The intelligence, the creative beauty, the caring compassion. They all disappear."