Sunday June 5, 2016
BREAKING News Update –
Canada’s Original Canadian Idol Bobby Curtola Has Passed Away. Bobby Curtola, the original teenage heartthrob and music trailblazer has passed away at home in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday evening June 4, 2016.
The family has released a statement at this time:
It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the passing of our father, Bobby Curtola. He was an amazing man who did so much for the people in this world, but even more as a father, uncle, godfather and Nono. His entire family requests privacy at this time while they grieve their loss.
To his fans…he loved each and every one of you more than you will know, and never took for granted the life you gave him. He would want you to do something kind for one another today and each day. He would also want you to know he loves you, and that you have another angel watching over you
– Chris and Michael Curtola
Further details will follow but as stated above privacy is requested at this time.
I went to a show Bobby headlined in Surrey many years ago. He put on a great performance both singing and interacting with the audience. He seem like a really nice guy.
As a radio disc jockey in the early 60’s I never meet a more down to earth person. I will always remember how accommodating he was. On a Friday night at 1:30 am in 1962 after a concert performance he stopped by the radio station I was working at and did a half hour interview. What an example of a generous and selfless person. RIP Bobby we will never forget your youthful enthusiasm and consideration.