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FARMERS CLEARED IN DEATH OF ELO CELLIST

11/20/2012

A pair of British farmers who were working with the Electric Light Orchestra’s Mike Edwards at the time of his death have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case. The cellist was working as a van driver  in September of 2010 when he was  killed by a massive hay bale that rolled down a hill inDevon,England, and hit his vehicle. The death was ruled accidental, but Brian Burden and Russell Williams, who owned the farm the hay bale came from, were accused of negligence in the matter. The Plymouth Crown Court, however, ruled in the farmers’ favor. Edwards, who was 62, was ELO’s original cellist but left the band in 1974. In addition to driving the van he continued to teach and co-founded the Devon Baroque Orchestra. 


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