Heath Sammons

 

Age: 20

 

Summary: aspiring musician and songwriter who played guitar in a private jam session in Los Angeles this past summer that sparked a close friendship with his rock star idol, former Guns N Roses lead guitarist Slash, as he coped with several rounds of chemotherapy and intense surgery during his nearly three-year battle with a rare form of terminal bone cancer, who lent his talent to help raise money for cancer research, where he played at all five of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life charity events in Manatee County, Florida in 2006.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: February 20, 1988

 

Died: December 24, 2008

 

Location: Palmetto, Florida