He was taken to the hospital suffering from a severe
headache and immediately slipped into a coma, and was put on a
life-support machine. He did not regain consciousness.
Fellow band members Robin Proper-Sheppard and Ronald Austin said "To try
and sum up one personís life seems impossible to us. He always seemed to
know what you were thinking and feeling, just as now we are sure he is
standing over us saying "Guys, donít make life so hard on yourselves".
That was the sort of person Jimmy was with everyone.
"Jimmy absolutely loved life
and had such a positive attitude that made everyone around him so happy to
be part of his life. He believed that no matter what tragedy should befall
one or what pain lies hidden beneath the surface, you are never alone.
This love of everyone and everything is how we think that Jimmy would have
wanted to be remembered."
Fernandez was born in Los Angeles and
grew up in San Diego where, with childhood friends Sheppard and Austin, he
formed The God Machine. The band moved to London in 1990, signing to
Fiction Records in 1991, releasing three EPís and an album "Scenes from
the Second Storey". They had recently completed a new album which will be
released later this year.
Jimmy Fernandezís funeral will takeplace in San Diego next week.
Transcribed by Andy Otter ([email protected])
06 September 1996