The best moments I’ve shared with Elliott

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“The best moments I’ve shared with Elliott are seeing him smile when we were playing music together. When he knows it’s kicking in, and I’m behind the kit, and he’s playing bass or guitar, or we’re writing a song in the studio and he’s into the drums I’m playing, or he’s into the music, and he just looked at me and smiled. He wasn’t always in the best of ways, but when we’d lock eyes, he was feeling it and loving it.”

Russell Simins

He seemed to be doing really well lately

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He seemed to be doing really well lately. That’s why it’s really sad. We all had a hope that he was in a good way, or at least heading towards that. What we lost is someone who was really admirable as a person and as a star. There’s so much bullshit around, so many unhumble people who are all about the glitz and the glam and the bullshit. What we lost is a very, very, very, very truthful, truthful, honest star. I think both as a person and as a musician, as an artist. It’s really sad because he was just brutally, brutally honest. And very smart. And if you put the two together, it’s undeniably appealing.”

Russell Simins