News regarding the death of Kinks bassist, Pete Quaife.

(Reposted from, June 30, 2010)

A message from Pete's brother Dave Quaife: Many people have asked in what way they can celebrate the life of my brother, Pete Quaife.

Pete's partner Elisabeth will be excluded from any inheritance (not married) so I think it is appropriate to raise money to lessen the burdens she will undergo from losing Pete - her sweetheart and loved one for many years.

Elisabeth has supported Pete through many difficult times, not the least the special care and love she gave Pete with his regular dialysis sessions 3 times a week, and the loving, nursing during the last days of dear Pete's life.

I have set up a PayPal account with donations being used firstly for Pete's funeral costs, wake and gravestone.

We are expecting a considerable amount of mourners. The amount left over will be donated to an appropriate registered Dialysis fund.

Please click on the link above to find Dave Quaife's post containing the Paypal donation button. It honors Pete and his contributions to the Kinks, the strength and kindness of caregivers and family who are also in need of our notice and support, and those people around the world who struggle with kidney disease. The donations are being received in Danish Kroners; you may use this currency converter to calculate exchange rates.

It is an honor to be able to assist Pete's family at this time. I encourage my fellow Kinks fans to give what you can -- any amount is helpful and appreciated. Thank you.