BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) – Branson’s leisure neighborhood is mourning the lack of certainly one of their very own.
Cedric Benoit died on Thursday. He performed for 3 many years within the Cajun Connection Band at Silver Greenback Metropolis.
Former buddies and bandmates share the affect he left on so many.
”He gave 110% each time only a consummate entertainer, songwriter and he was so loyal to his followers,” mentioned Kelly Roberts, who labored with Benoit for 29 years.
Roberts says Benoit did each present as if it was his first.
”Didn’t matter how many individuals had been within the viewers, he by no means missed a day of labor,” Roberts mentioned.
Different buddies say Benoit inspired everybody to succeed.
”He was only a lifeblood and a coronary heart and soul aside of this park for thus a few years you already know three many years many people labored collectively,” Lisa Rau mentioned.
Casey Robertson carried out with him from 2005 to 2012 as his drummer.
”He was at all times an awesome motivator to everybody. He at all times needed you to be your greatest and needed to be the most effective himself,” Casey Robertson mentioned.
Good friend D.A. Callaway says when Benoit confirmed up for the primary time he knew there was one thing particular about him.
”Once I noticed what he did I knew I needed to step up my recreation as a result of Cedric was on. I imply he was loopy on all in with the whole lot he did,” D.A. Callaway mentioned.
Good friend Tim Stowe says he’ll always remember one Christmas season throughout unhealthy climate, and just one particular person within the viewers stayed to see the present.
”Afterwards I mentioned, ‘Hey Cedric, you probably did this present for the one particular person?” and he was like ‘That one particular person paid the identical as all people else. Why wouldn’t we give them your complete expertise?” Tim Stowe mentioned.
“He cherished folks he needed folks to be pleased and he needed to be sure that whoever the following band approaching couldn’t comply with him,” mentioned Callaway.
Benoit’s son posted a press release on the entertainer’s Fb Web page saying the household is planning two providers. One in Missouri, and the opposite in Louisiana.
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