To all of our OBBB friends and fans:
It is with profound sorrow that we have to tell you that our brilliant and beloved bassist and friend, Eric Udel passed away Sept 29 2016 at 3am in Bellevue Hospital in New York.
Wed Sept 21st 2016 he fell at 45th. & Lex in NY and hit his head. A passerby witnessed it, called 911 and stayed with him until the ambulance arrived. He was operated on but was in a coma on life support. We were notified via the internet by Bellevue Hospital Mon Sept 26. Many of Eric's friends were able to come to Bellevue and be with him. He passed from his injuries Sept 29 2016 at 3am.
Eric was a vibrant, beautiful, funny, caring man and a great player. We recorded a new cd in May and his wonderful playing on it is testament to his brilliance.
We are devastated by his loss. He remains in our hearts. Eric, God bless, RIP brother.