RIP Mark

As many of you regular readers know, I’ve posted several times to explain my absence commenting on the fact that I have been dealing with a close relative’s alcohol addiction in real life. That person was actually my husband Mark; he’s been an alcoholic for years but recently his addiction spiralled out of control as he hit ‘end-stage’ and we’ve had eight months of total hell. We’ve been on an alcohol fuelled rollercoaster for the whole of that time with 4 rehab stints/detoxes leading to brief sober spells before the drinking and a whole load of alcohol fuelled insanity kicked in again. We tried all we could to help him but his addiction got so out of control that nothing could get through to him- to the point it claimed his life. I went to see RHCP at Knebworth taking the chance to have a much needed break thinking he was safe in hospital (he’d been taken in earlier that week)  however, I returned to find he had discharged himself to resume drinking; it turned out to be one drink too many.

Mark was instrumental in setting up both this and – doing a lot of the IT set up for me, bankrolling the sites and also my addiction with the band including me seeing them 8 times on the I’m With You tour and for that I am so grateful; he gave me the chance to do what I really loved.

Thank you Mark for everything as none of my websites would have been possible without you.

I guess I need to ‘hi-jack’ this video- seems so apt that it just came out- and for now, it’s going to be dedicated to Mark.


Hopefully, complications over the funeral aside, the worst is behind us all. I know this might look very strange, (it’s been a surreal few months and nothing is normal in my life right now), but I went ahead with my original plans at the very last minute and went to France this weekend to see the band. I’ve just finished  editing the photos I took at the concert and I plan to get them online tomorrow- I need to have something to focus on so hopefully I will be able to get back to updating and working on my websites properly.

Thank you all for your continued support over this hard hard and especially to my Facebook friends who have been so supportive during this difficult time.

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About Squitherwitch

I've been a RHCP fan ever since I heard Under The Bridge way back in the mists of time. I brought BSSM and then their other albums but RHCP were just another band I listened to (I was a massive GNR fan at the time) but that changed once I heard Californication! I've been involved with the online RHCP scene since 2006, getting more heavily involved as time passed, and eventually the time was right to set up my own website dedicated to the band and thus, TheChiliSource was born. Since then I've also set up along with various Twitter, Facebook & Tumblr pages connected to my websites and RHCP.

2 thoughts on “RIP Mark

  1. I thank both of you for everything you have done for us and the Chilis. What you do is so important.

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