Concert canceled due to artist’s death

Staff Report

The Cedd the Light concert, originally scheduled for Oct. 5, has been canceled because of the singer-songwriter’s death, according to a press release.

“All of us at the Doudna were shocked when we received this sad news,” said Dan Crews, programming director of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. “Our most heartfelt sympathy goes out to Cedd’s family at this time. He was a true talent and he will be greatly missed by fans.”

Cedd the Light had worked with WEIU-TV during the production of music competition “Song Stage,” which was taped last year in the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

He ended up becoming the overall winner of the program.

Cedd the Light, whose real name was Ceddrick Newsome, is believed to have taken his own life on Sept. 22.

After spending 12 years in prison for murder, Cedd the Light discovered both clemency and redemption through his musical gifts, according to a press release. He learned to play guitar and sing while in prison.

The press release stated that he saw his future of making music a chance to lay his past to rest.

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