Bebe Bardot passed away peacefully at his home in Coos
Bay, Oregon the evening of April 16th, one week
following his April 9th 2010 farewell concert held at
Lord Bennett's. Thanks to the support of Rich Iverson &
and company..... the outing was a
success...because fans were so enthusiastic, and the
standing-room-only conditions functioned as a great
tribute to our friend, "Torturer of Tourists".
Having the privilege of spending his final full weekend
with the Sultan was a real treat. A special thank you
to all the staff's at the Sunset Lodge and Lord
Bennett's Restaurant, all of you treated our friend
like a King,; one final time, and for that , I will
always be grateful.
Although scheduled to perform, I decided to leave the
trumpets at home and act as Bebe's
personal manager....smoking his cigars, drinking his wine, poking fun at
him and yes, being helpful/useful as well.
Bebe really appreciated how everyone made him feel
special... A special thanks to Doug...who provided the Promotional "Wood Pecker" Slicks
that were distributed at the tribute.
One last thought, please stay in touch so you can make the early summer
"memorial" for or dear friend. Location and exact timing is pending at the moment.
Brad Braendlein (A.K.A.The Bugle Boy)
The Estate of BeBe Bardot
P.S. On behalf of the BeBe Bardot Estate, his fans and his friends,