In Memoriam: Longtime Canadian fan Cory Mistysyn, 32
Written by Lars-Erik_Olson on December 30, 2010 to Fans.
It is with profound sadness that The Daily Roxette learned yesterday of the death of Cory Mistysyn, a longtime fan of Roxette and Per Gessle and loyal reader of this newspaper. Cory, who passed away on November 11th at the age of 32, was himself a talented singer/songwriter who deeply admired Per's music. "Per is a genius," Cory once wrote, "and part of that shows in his ability to choose extremely talented people to work with."
Cory, who lived in Toronto, was an active participant in the original Roxette Mailing List (RML), and then migrated here to the TDR SmallTalk forum. His comments on RML and TDR were usually about technical aspects of the arrangements and about production values. In person, he was soft-spoken, gentle, and always sincere. He was known to have an impressive Roxette/Gessle collection, especially of demos and other somewhat "rare" items as his biggest interest was in the process of how Per would come up with an idea, and then move it along towards a finished product. In his lifetime, Cory managed to attend several Roxette concerts and was most recently seen enjoying Per's "Party Crasher" show in London (see photo).
The cause of death was not stated in the published obituary.
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