Ed Ackerson Bio
Ed Ackerson was an American singer-songwriter and musician, who died on October 4, 2019, battling with Stage four pancreatic cancer.
My condolences to the Ackerson Family. I’ve been friends with Ed since the very early 90s, he was genuinely one of the most down to earth positive people I have ever known. I have mad respect for the way he consistently lived his life, and for Ashley’s strength through this pic.twitter.com/rutm3Bu3Cl
— anton newcombe (@antonnewcombe) October 5, 2019
She has been in the music scene for 30 years, both as a producer and recording artist for his bands The Dig, Ed working with Polara band
The 27 Various, Polara, and BNLX. As noted by long-time former Twin Cities radio DJ Jason Nagel, Polara performed at the inaugural Basilica Block Party in 1995.
Ed Ackerson Wife – Children
Ed was married to Zona. The couple had one daughter Ashley Ackerson.
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Happy Birthday to the center of my world, Ashley Ackerson. I’m unbelievably lucky to have her in all facets of my life, from rock and roll to raising our little girl to traveling the planet together. Every moment big and small is better with her. And what a beautiful Minneapolis day to celebrate on!
friends have a set up a GoFundMe for an Ackerson Family Fund.
The money you give will help in three ways. you will help Ed and his family get through this very challenging time.
you can provide a safety net for young Annika Ackerson and her mother. you will undoubtedly bring great karma back to Ed, who has dedicated his life to bringing art into the world and helping countless other bands achieve their dreams.
Ackerson Death Cause
Ed Ackerson was died on October 4, 2019, battling with Stage four pancreatic cancer.
emotional show last night in DC for many of us, played our favorite #thesmiths song with our friend Kenny from @theriversideusa and remembered our great friend and man of music @edackerson 📷 Brian Yeh #thereisalightthatnevergoesout pic.twitter.com/1HoucSUANY
— THE OCEAN BLUE (@theoceanblue) October 5, 2019
Ackerson posted a statement on Sept. 11, after Pete Townshend wished him well onstage at the Who’s Xcel Energy Center show on Sept. 6.
“I want to keep my focus on the positive energy of rock and roll, and my family and friends, rather than dwelling on the illness and attempting to answer unanswerable questions,” wrote Ackerson on Facebook. “Despite it all, I’ve been in an amazingly creative period musically, with a couple of brand new sonic collaborations in the works. I can’t wait to share some of these new sounds soon.”