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Yeserday marked four years since one of Elton’s bandmates shot himself. Bob Birch was 56 and had been in pain since an accident in Montreal in 1995.

During the incident, the bass player was hit by a pick-up truck while walking with his fellow band members. He was thrown over twenty feet before landing on the asphalt, breaking both his legs as well as severely damaging his back and spine. The doctors initially told him that he would never walk again, but within six months he was back on tour with Elton.

According to his friend and colleague, Nigel Olsson, Bob saw “hundreds of physicians, but nothing could reverse the damage which was already done. His entire body was knackered.”

Nigel’s Facebook page has a photo of Bob alongside the caption, ”We remember with love.”