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RIP John Weller...

It's being reported, although from no official source at this point, that Paul Weller's father passed away today. We would like to send out our sincerest condolences to the Weller family.


  1. I had suspected this. I heard a buzz going around that this was the case.

    Horrible news. I will pray for Paul and his family.

    RIP John....

  2. This is sad news, we all know how close Paul was to his dad...sad indeed.

  3. This would explain the cancelation of the east coast shows. So very sad, indeed.

  4. :( At a sad.

  5. There is an article in The Mirror.

    Sorry for your loss Paul.

  6. also..if nobody has seen this, it will move you some after this news.

  7. God know how Paul is feeling right now but I wish the family all the very best.

    Keep the faith

  8. sad day, obviously a big influence on Paul's career, RIP John

  9. Very sad news, he was close to and so influential to Paul, without his drive and enthusiasm Paul's success may never have materialised.

    "There were loads of times before we made it when he said, 'C'mon, next week, you wait.' "He was the optimistic one and it was him that kept us all together." PW

    RIP John

  10. Please accept our condolences for Paul and his family, from Catalonia.

  11. My thought's go out to Paul Weller and his family.
    RIP John Weller (The Maker)

  12. can't say anything more than has already been said.
    i only wish i had the same relationship with my father as paul had with john.

    my thoughts to all.


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