(Close Window)
Topic: RIP
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Jan 14, 2010 08:29PM)
Bruce Snowden (AKA Howard Huge) passed away a couple of days ago,in FL.
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Jan 14, 2010 09:36PM)
That's sad. He was an interesting man.

RIP.
Message: Posted by: thegreatnippulini (Jan 14, 2010 10:25PM)
This news really saddens me. I got to work with him two seasons with WOW. He was a great guy with a unique sense of humor. I'm glad to say I knew the man.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Jan 14, 2010 10:48PM)
***......that is sad news. He might be the last of the Sideshow Fat Men......a part of history.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jan 14, 2010 11:02PM)
RIP big man. :-(
Message: Posted by: Utah_Showman (Jan 14, 2010 11:38PM)
Been trying to find out a little more about Bruce's death. Nothing on the net I have been able to find.

Did visit with a showman out of Fl, he said that he'd heard that Bruce died in October in St. Petersburg.

John
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jan 15, 2010 02:27AM)
Im sure Ward has all the info on this matter.

Bruce was a really odd man, odd in a wonderful way. I've heard so many crazy stories, and briefly lived in is old bread truck. "Okay now peas, I'm gonna eat you..."

I'm really glad that the ballycast interview with him exists.


Brett.
Message: Posted by: rossmacrae (Jan 15, 2010 03:20AM)
I hate to admit it, but I felt that my interview with Bruce Snowden was very flawed - between my less-than-ideal research as an intervierwer, and Snowden's clearly failing health and low spirits, I don't think it did him anything like justice.

Still, folks might find it [url=http://ballycast.com/?p=35]WORTH CHECKING OUT[/url]
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jan 15, 2010 03:41AM)
It is what it is, and that is a record of Bruce, some anecdotes and stories from his life. It is preservation.
Message: Posted by: Danny Borneo (Jan 15, 2010 04:43AM)
Very sad.
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Jan 15, 2010 12:52PM)
[quote]
On 2010-01-15 04:20, rossmacrae wrote:
I hate to admit it, but I felt that my interview with Bruce Snowden was very flawed - between my less-than-ideal research as an intervierwer, and Snowden's clearly failing health and low spirits, I don't think it did him anything like justice.

Still, folks might find it [url=http://ballycast.com/?p=35]WORTH CHECKING OUT[/url]
[/quote]

Everything is flawed.
The interview was great.
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Jan 15, 2010 01:26PM)
(EDIT:)
I guess I should explain why I think it was great.
It was unrehearsed and very real.
The 2 of you were complete strangers,therefore not totally at ease.
Bruce's situation at the time ,while not the best, was in many ways typical
of a fair number of old or disabled showfolks.
In a way,he represents them.

Mr Snowden passed away on Tuesday Jan 12th,at a nursing home somewhere in Tampa.
He was 64.
He will be buried at Showmen's Rest in Tampa.
Further info can be had by calling the IISA Gibtown Club at :(813) 677-3590.
The Club will be handling his arrangements.
Message: Posted by: Utah_Showman (Jan 16, 2010 06:03PM)
A Tribute to Bruce

http://www.sideshowworld.com/Tribute-Bruce-Snowden.html
Message: Posted by: petekoloz (Jan 29, 2010 09:50AM)
Aol Article By Marc Hartzman:

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/friends-fans-mourn-last-sideshow-fat-man-bruce-snowdon/19329644