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Thursday, March 22nd marked the passing of local blues guitar player, Jason Buie.

Jason was 47 years old when he passed away in his home in Esquimalt, according to his brother Chris Buie.

It is with our deepest sadness that I announce the passing of my brother Jason Buie at his home early this morning in…

Posted by Chris Buie on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Buie entered the blues scene in the 1980s when he played in various bands and at several venues across Victoria and Vancouver.

He was a beloved member of the community, and his death is being mourned by everyone who knew him or heard him play.

Jason’s Facebook page has been flooded with condolences and grief-stricken messages ever since his death was announced.

No cause of death has been revealed yet.