Robert, who was very dispondent after James' death, took his life Saturday, the 28th of February, 1998. We have known them since Miracles was first issued in the U.S. in 1972 and they were both wonderful, caring, thoughtful and generous people who contributed greatly, not only to this site, but also to us directly by their love and support through the years.
January 1998, Robert visited California for nine days at the home of Pat Henry and Ray Bennett in the beautiful California Pacific Coast town of Carmel, where we also had the pleasure of spending two weekends in sharing Yma Sumac information and enjoying Robert's fine tastes in Champagne and great company. Even though we knew Robert since 1972, this was our first meeting in person. Robert's visit was not only a vacation but was also where most of the planning for the CD release of Yma Rocks! took place. It was diring this visit that the master Miracles reel-to-reel tapes for given over to the Yma Sumac Archives.
Memorial services were held for Robert in Virginia on Saturday March 21, 1998 and those of us here on the West Coast who were associated with Yma Rocks! celebrated his life in a private event in Carmel, California the same day. We miss both Robert and James more than words can tell.