Ric Niedzinski Obituary, Death Cause – We must communicate the news of the passing of Ric Allen Niedzinski, well known as Ric Allen, a beloved friend and prominent member of the music industry, with heavy hearts and extreme sadness. We are all in grief as a result of Ric’s sudden death, remembering his life and contributions to “The Cherry Slush” and the larger music scene. As a DJ at WSAM in Saginaw and CKLW Detroit/Windsor, where his love of music and knack for identifying tunes shone brightly, Ric’s journey through the world of music began. He was more than simply a DJ; he was a music lover who appreciated the impact of a great song.
Ric made an incalculable impact to our group because he was instrumental in placing our first hit song, “I Cannot Stop You,” on the national charts. His commitment to music and enthusiasm were genuinely unsurpassed. People would be playing “Come Monday” all day, Ric wrote in the early hours of that dreadful Saturday morning to inform you of Jimmy Buffett’s passing. We had no idea that this would be our last conversation. It serves as a moving reminder of Ric’s close relationship with music and his capacity to succinctly express its essence.
Through his DJ career as well as his enduring influence on “The Cherry Slush” and the other musicians he inspired and supported throughout his life, Ric Allen left behind a vast musical legacy. All who had the pleasure of knowing him will really miss his love of music and his kind disposition. We honor Ric Allen’s life and the imprint he made on the music industry as we come to terms with the loss of our good friend. His family and friends are in our prayers and are the recipients of our condolences during this trying time. May his passion of music continue to inspire all of us while his soul rests in perfect harmony.