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MATTY THE BLADE’S SMILE HID DEPRESSION

Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 30, 2014

matty 1 Matty 2 Matty 4Fremantle busker Matty the Blade, the famous sword swallower, juggler and mad pirate entertainer, who died earlier this week, will be honoured during this year’s Street Art Festival on the Easter long weekend. Plans for a mural are also on the way.

Matty held the world record when he swallowed 14 swords at the Fishing Boat Harbour some years ago, and was a regular performer in front of the Fremantle Markets on weekends.

It is disturbing to realise that even those who make us all laugh can suffer from depression and that we often hide behind a facade that does not show our despair and pain.

There is a small shrine for him at the markets and the Sail&Anchor will have a wake for Matty from 2 pm today. Dress up!

RIP Matty!

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  1. lucy morgan said, on December 19, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    sad great entertainer be kind to everyone

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  2. Valery said, on April 8, 2014 at 10:31 am

    RIP Matty you going to be miss Valery

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  3. Mary said, on March 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

    RIP Matty.

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