‘People have lost a father and a friend’, his brother Freddy Goldblum stated. ‘Jude was the most expressive artist. He is the guardian of my family and my soul. We will carry on the legacy.’
‘He’s such a legendary person. I really wanted to be around him when I was young, but I was too young and childish,’ Holly Robinson Peete stated. ‘And I didn’t grow up enough to understand,’ George Takei said. ‘We just lost one of the greatest musicians we’ve ever had’.
Jeff Goldblum has paid tribute to his late brother and musician.
Jude Goldblum died on his 67th birthday.
The ‘Star Trek’ star also shared how he had dropped out of film school, in order to turn up for performances with his brother, a saxophonist who met Wes Anderson when he was 18 years old.
Jeff said: ‘When I was 13 or 14 I went to Northwestern University and they said I was a writer and they charged me with speech and poetry.
‘I was in college and I didn’t see much point in it, and I lived in Chicago with my parents and I would just go to open mikes and jam with a sixties and seventies kind of band.
‘By the time I left college I got about 8 or 9 gigs that were really prestigious. It was in Davenport, Iowa and they took me by the shoulders and said, ”You know, if you want to make some money you need to get out here and be a professional musician’.
‘That’s when I realized that I didn’t have to put pen to paper, I didn’t have to have the emphasis in my writing to get it done right.
‘It was like if you want to make it in the music business you just need to get up there and play. That was the way it was meant to be.’
And after a couple of years working in Chicago, he left for California.
Jeff added: ‘And a few months after that he showed up at my door in Pasadena, about a year ago, and said, ”I’ve got a trip to Pittsburgh here. I’d like to stay in an old man’s place and jam with you.”’