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Kelly Jay, keyboardist for Hamilton’s Crowbar, has died

Kelly Jay, whose real name was Blake Fordham, played keyboard for the 1970s band Crowbar and co-wrote their smash hit, 'Oh, What a Feeling.'.
Kelly Jay, whose real name was Blake Fordham, played keyboard for the 1970s band Crowbar and co-wrote their smash hit, 'Oh, What a Feeling.'. Facebook

Kelly Jay, a former member of the Hamilton band Crowbar, has died at age 77.

His son Hank announced on Facebook that the musician passed away in a Calgary hospital at 2 a.m. on Friday.

The musician’s family revealed earlier this month that he had suffered a severe stroke and was not expected to recover.

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Jay, whose real name was Blake Fordham, played keyboard for the 1970s band Crowbar and co-wrote their smash hit Oh, What a Feeling.

His wife of 15 years, Tami Jean, passed away in 2012.

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An online fundraiser on GoFundMe has been set up to help Jay’s four children pay for his funeral costs.

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