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Sting’s beloved road manager, Billy Francis, has died of cancer at age 73. He’s known around the world in music circles. I was lucky to know him. Considering the pressure of touring and accompanying a rock star, Billy had a great sense of humor and a lot of love in his heart for everyone in the Sting universe. It was reciprocated. Sting and Billy were certainly like brothers. As Sting says in his beautiful eulogy, he probably spent more time with Billy than he did with his family. Wherever Sting was, there was Billy, in good humor, in fine form, undaunted by whatever would be wrong (because there always is).

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