Levon Helm, drummer for The Band is reported to be near death after a long battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998 and although the illness took away much of his voice, he continued to record and perform.
On Tuesday, his family posted a message on his website: ” Dear Friends,
Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.”