Waco: Services scheduled for popular local musician

Bassist Tony Calhoun, 65, of Waco, died on Nov. 15 at a hospital in Austin of complications from heart surgery. (Photo courtesy of Kayla Rosas)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Services have been scheduled for bass player Tony Calhoun, 65, of Waco, who died on Nov. 15 at a hospital in Austin of complications from heart surgery.

After making it through surgery, sources close to the family said he passed away a short time later after suffering an aortic aneurysm.

Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Serenity Life Celebrations at 112 South 35th St. in Waco.

A Celebration of Life is at 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church at 701 East Texas Ave. in Mart.

Calhoun played with a number of bands and musicians over the years including B.B. King and Billy Joe Shaver.

"Tony wasn't black or white, he was everybody's friend," Shaver said.

"I'll never forget him."

Calhoun passed away less than a week after the release party for his new album "Black Knight" at the Waco Convention Center.

The Saturday night show was his final public performance.

Fellow musicians in the area are mourning the loss.

"Tony was a light to the world, I will miss his deep spirit and infectious bass playing, but mostly I will miss his smile and his kind heart," said fellow local musician Jeremy Lynn Woodall. "I'm beside myself with grief and love for his friends, family and his countless fans."

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