Jane Schuldiner, mother of late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner, has posted the following message via DEATH's official web site at www.emptywords.org:
"Dear fans, I want you to know that as of 10-16-02 I have decided to stop offering the video of Chuck's memorial, although I will certainly honor the orders I have received to this date. Thank you for your heartwarming responses to this video. Also, the only shirts I have left are a few black 'Let The Metal Flow' shirts, size large, and 'Symbolic' tour shirts, size large with a few x-large sizes. There are more on order, but it will be a few weeks until they are ready and I will let you know when they are available again on the emptywords site.
"I am profoundly pleased and touched by the many memorials around the world planned for December 13th. I look forward to hearing about them from all of you, and the only thing Chuck's family ask is that there are no financial gains being made from such a memorial. It would a defamation to Chuck's memory and I know you do not want that. I try very much to answer all the mail and to make sure all the orders for merchandise are filled and airmailed as soon as possible. When there is a problem, which thankfully does not happen often, I look forward to you telling me so and then I can make sure the problem is resolved.
"I had someone email me that Chuck's mystique is being harmed, that I am too honest in my replies to you, and maybe I am, but when you write and share your grief and memories with me, I automatically respond to all of you with the same open feelings. It is impossible for me to do otherwise. Those emails have been of immeasurable comfort to me this past 10 months and I look forward to many more. Please let me know of any problems or concerns.
"Sincerely, Jane Schuldiner"