The family of Trop Rock music lovers worldwide is mourning the loss of a great friend, comrade and musician. Our friend and hero Troy Allan left us last night to begin his journey in Heaven. Troy was an inspiration to us all and will be sorely missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.
Troy Allan, a singer/songwriter and musician from Vidor, Texas was one of the most vibrant, spirited and positive people you could ever know. He was best known for playing rhythm and lead guitar for the Trop Rock Band ‘Hannas Reef.’ His love of music showed in his original songs and performances around the country and he is a much loved member of his Trop Rock Family worldwide.
Troy learned last summer that he had a very rare stomach cancer called Linitis Plastica, the fastest growing cancer known .With the early diagnosis of the cancer, Troy was always positive and was determined that he would beat the disease and make a full recovery.
Troy was dedicated to raise awareness of this lurking disease, which is known for its silent growth, which exhibits virtually no symptoms. He made it his mission to alert the masses and spread the word to others who may be affected. He documented his journey through Chemotherapy, radiation and his hopeful recovery after surgery. He labeled his journey “I Can” and was deemed as ‘Superman’ by friends and family who were inspired by his positive outlook, courage and strength through it all.
In January 2010, Troy underwent stomach removal surgery and was pronounced cancer free. When he learned that he was the longest living person with Linitis Plastica, he promptly launched the ‘Troy Allan Cancer Free 100 House Concert Tour’ designed to spread the word and raise awareness about the cancer. He explained how everyone can get checked for the disease and of course introduced everyone to his love of music.
A Tribute From BeachFront Radio
Please join DJ Jeff Allen, spiritual advisor Bry Harris and musician Jerry Diaz for a special broadcast in remembrance of our friend Troy Allan tonight, November 12, 2010 at 8:00pm on BeachFront Radio followed by classic live performance from Troy on Nav-A-Gator Happy Hour.
His music lit up the world, so light a candle during the broadcast to light his path to Heaven. He will be missed by so many and his Trop Rock family will feel his absence, but rejoice in the musical legacy he has left us. Sail on, Troy. The stage in Trop Rock Heaven is waiting for you.