Ty Longley's Baby Born

Son carries on late Great White guitarist's name

August 14, 2003 12:00 AM ET

The girlfriend of late Great White guitarist Ty Longley gave birth to a baby boy on August 12th. The child, Acey Ty Christopher Longley, was named after his father, killed in the February 20th Rhode Island nightclub fire.

Acey weighed in at seven pounds, seven ounces, and according to a Web post by his mother Heidi Peralta, "He looks just like his Daddy!"

Longley was among the 100 people killed when a pyrotechnics display sparked a fire that consumed the Station nightclub in West Warrick, Rhode Island, in February; he was thirty-one. A trust, the Baby Longley Fund, has been established for the child, with money being raised from benefit concerts and a memorial Ty Longley T-shirt.

Longley memorial funds have been a sore point among those close to him. According to Peralta, the Baby Longley fund is the only one that will directly benefit the child, though several other charities -- the Ty Longley Fund, the Ty Longley Foundation and the Ty Longley Memorial Fund -- have been set up in the guitarist's name by family, friends and management.

More information on Longley and the Baby Longley Fund can be found at tylongley.com.

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