The Nicks Fix has confirmed that Jess Nicks, Stevie Nicks’ father, has died. Mr. Nicks passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, on August 10 at 3:06 p.m., after a long illness.
Stevie has made an official statement to friends and fans, which can be viewed now at The Nicks Fix and the bottom of this page.
Mr. Nicks is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Stephanie (Stevie) and son Christopher. In lieu of sending flowers, the Nicks family has requested that donations be made on behalf of Jess Nicks to the Arizona Heart Foundation, according to The Nicks Fix.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
My father died today at 3:06pm. He was a force of nature. He waited until the Fleetwood Mac Tour was over~ I asked him for that. He waited until this summer tour was over~ I asked him for that. He couldn’t leave us during a tour~ he knew that. The last show was Saturday in Vegas. I got here to Phoenix Sunday night. It is Wednesday night. He waited for me.
So now I can cry
I can go to his ocean house with him
His dream house on the water
The porch that he loved
And wanted to build here
A place to watch the sunset
And have a little vodka
A couch to take a nap on
While he watched the sun go down
He did it all, this man of character. He rocked big companies in big business, and he rocked big bands at his venue at Compton Terrace. He was a major player in both realms.
In my father’s painting
The house by the sea
In the dream house
By the water
Go my father and me