It is with sorrow that the Russell crowe Heaven
webteam share the news that a member of the Russell Crowe fan community
tragically lost her son in the recent shooting down of a Chinook helicopter
Danny Healy, Senior Chief Petty Officer, Navy Seal. He was 36, (would have been
37 on July 17) had four children, ages 5 thru 14. He is survived by his mother,
Natalie (Talie) Healy of Exeter, NH, and two sisters, Jennifer of San Diego and
Shannon of Exeter, NH. There is also a half-brother, Sean, who lives in Vermont.
Danny adored his family above everything. He was an all-around good guy with
a great sense of humor whom everyone loved.
Danny really loved his work and could have stayed safe and sound in Honolulu
where he trained others. Instead, he chose to take an active part in "chasing
down the bad guys."
He died when the helicopter in which he and 16 other special forces was shot
down by the Taliban in Afghanistan. They were on their way to reinforce other
troops who were pinned down by the rebels in a remote mountainous area.
Oh behalf of all Russell's fans, the Russell Crowe webteam would like to extend
our sympathy to Talie (Danny's mother), his wife and children and his family
To that end we have created a message board in order that people can express
their sympathy and support to the family. As this is a board designed solely
for that purpose we ask that people refrain from posting any political comment.
To leave a message for the family, the message board is at this URL
the NY Times on the victims of the crash:
In Honolulu, Robyn Healy,
former wife of Senior Chief Petty Officer Dan Healy, 36, said she
and their two children had received word of his death on Wednesday.
Chief Healy had been a members of the Seals and had spent 15 years
in the military.
"He was just a good guy, always joking around," Ms. Healy said.