273.5 #1131 (DL Qual #1803

Feb 23, 2012 5:32 PM  The Hub
It's a sad day at Disneyland. Ernie, the guitarist in NOS, passed away this afternoon. I will never forget the many hours I sat listening to him create beautiful music, and the warm smile he was so generous with. Thank you, Ernie, you will be missed.

This is horrible news and I am sad that he had to go. I used to watch him play on a daily basis while working in NOS. When he was done with his set, he had to climb the stairs of Court of Angels and I used to keep an eye on him while he climbed the stairs while carrying his guitar and his stool. He's been at the park since day 1 and not seeing him in the park was a rarity. Also, he was one of the last CMs to get hired by Walt himself. He's also played with jazz legends and even performed with Frank Sinatra. We have lost not only a Disney legend, but a music legend. - BaseballMickey_CM  7602.9 #11 5:57PM
Thanks for sharring this info. Brought tears to my eyes!! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #627 6:02PM
Thank you for sharing. So sad - PrincessDuckie  905.2 #202 6:14PM
May you be with the ones you love Ernie. Thank you for sharing your god given gift with us. ๐Ÿ‘ผ - DuffysJuju  628.4 #323 6:02PM
I am very sorry to hear that. He will be missed. ๐Ÿ™ - 007flipper  569.7 #358 5:44PM
Oh no. That's terrible๎“ - Ricko19  818.1 #224 5:44PM
Rest in paradise Ernie. - JazzSingingMermaid  338.6 #708 5:45PM
He will be missed I liked the times I heard him play even though very few. Disney loses a wonderful CM and the world loses a great man indeed. - Cricket  224.4 #1676 5:46PM
He was such an amazing man and jazz guitarist. Walt hired him himself. Very sad - Disneybird  172.9 #2357 5:47PM
He will definitely be missed๐Ÿ˜ž - toph  2418.2 #60 5:50PM
Aww no way! I actually had the chance to talk a lil while with one visit, such a nice man with so much DL knowledge. He will be sorely missed! - donnievegas  1132.7 #161 5:56PM
Thanks for sharring this info. Brought tears to my eyes!! - ohhhtoodles  365.2 #627 6:02PM
I am so sorry :/ his fanily is in my thoughts - misschurro  6362.6 #17 6:10PM
Just an FYI- we still sell his CD in the NOS pin store. Ask the CM there if you want to see it
- BaseballMickey_CM  7602.9 #11 6:11PM
Aww. I am sorry to hear this. It is a sad day when we lose a Disney legend. - Boundin  712.2 #272 6:13PM
Thank you for sharing. So sad - PrincessDuckie  905.2 #202 6:14PM
So sad. His family and friends are in my thoughts. - SueBayou  2019.0 #78 6:18PM
Just posted a pic of his cd...available in NOS Pin Shop - toph  2418.2 #60 6:35PM
Rest well kind sir. Thank you for making our visits to The Land that much more magical. You will be missed. - Butterlina  1570.6 #106 6:39PM
Such sad news. He was an incredible man with such an amazing soul. I will miss his musical gift. Heaven has gained a beautiful spirit. - Gia  802.0 #231 6:42PM
How sad!!! He's so cute!! :( - michelIe  422.1 #526 6:42PM
So sad, but now he is playing his music for Walt up in heaven. - LisaMouse7531  410.1 #544 6:58PM

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