RIP Brother Spliff – DisGraCeLand mourns

It is with a heavy heart that I say that my dear friend and brother Arwen ‘Spliff’ Rosa, the father of DisGraCeLand passed away the morning October 16th after a year and 3 months of fighting his way back from a horrible car accident. I’ve known Spliff since his beginnings with the DisGraCeLand Family Freakshow all the way through to the amazing levels he took it with the DisGraCeLand Hook Squad and Nassau Chainsaw. He was a dear friend and so much more to hundreds if not thousands of people all over the world, bringing together the Suspension community when everyone else was concerned about rivalries and pettiness, Spliff was able to get everyone to say fuck it and work together like a true family. If you got out of line, he snapped you back into place before you even knew what hit you, but he did it with the utmost respect and love. Spliff  has been with the NYC Zombie Crawl from the very beginning and DisGraCeLand has been a part of every event we’ve done. I got the news literally 5 minutes before the Crawl event begun, obviously it devastated everyone but we pulled through and performed for Spliff. All of the raffle proceeds and a portion of the profits and bar tabs will be going towards his funeral fund which is this Saturday. You can donate to the cause and help his family at the paypal link at this website. Please donate, every little bit will help his beautiful wife Jill and daughter Odessa through this trying time. If you’re thinking of sending flowers, send money instead. They can use the help.
Arwens service will be one day. Saturday October 22, 2011 @ 2-4pm & 7-9pm
Christopher T. Jordan – 302 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558

Spliff performing at NYC Zombie Crawl May 2008

~ by dougsakmann on October 18, 2011.

One Response to “RIP Brother Spliff – DisGraCeLand mourns”

  1. My thoughts are with you Doug – best wishes, Claire from the UK

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