#SRV continues to rock my Texas #blues run...following info thanks to wiki as usual
Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in the crash of a helicopter on the side of a ski hill at Alpine Valley Resort in East Troy, Wisconsin on Monday, August 27, 1990; Vaughan had just performed at the resort's amphitheatre with Double Trouble.
Vaughan's death triggered an outpouring of grief and shock around the world. The album Family Style was released in September 1990 and became Vaughan's best-selling non-Double Trouble album; it was the only collaboration that he recorded with Jimmie Vaughan. On August 30, 1990, Vaughan was buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas. Funeral services were held, with over 1,500 people attending and 3,000 more outside the chapel. His fiancée, Janna Lapidus, Jimmie and Martha Vaughan were in attendance. Among the other mourners were Stevie Wonder, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Nile Rodgers.