Ric Allen Niedzinsk Obituary, Death –With profound sadness, we share the heartbreaking news of the passing of our dear friend and a cherished member of “The Cherry Slush,” Ric Allen Niedzinski, known to many as Ric Allen. Ric’s journey came to an unexpected end on Tuesday night following a massive stroke that had struck him at his residence in Charlotte, North Carolina. His loss leaves an irreplaceable void in our hearts and in the music community.
Ric was more than just a friend; he was a former DJ at WSAM in Saginaw and CKLW Detroit/Windsor, a talented musician, and a driving force behind the success of our first hit record, “I Cannot Stop You,” which climbed the national charts. His passion for music and dedication to his craft were evident in every note he played and every song he spun on the airwaves.
It’s poignant to note that one of our last exchanges with Ric was a message he sent us early on a Saturday morning. He had heard about the passing of Jimmy Buffett and remarked, “People will be playing ‘Come Monday’ all day.” Little did we know that this would be our final communication.
Ric’s love for music was matched only by his zest for life, and his presence brought laughter, joy, and unforgettable memories to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy will forever be intertwined with the music he shared and the indelible mark he left on the hearts of those he touched.
As we bid farewell to Captain Ric Allen, we take solace in knowing that his music will continue to resonate, and his spirit will live on through the notes and melodies he so passionately created. Sleep well, dear friend; you will always have a special place in our hearts, and your memory will continue to inspire the love and joy that you brought into our lives.