Kevin Michael John Carlberg, born April 28, 1977, in Fullerton, CA passed away on Saturday, (August 29, 2009) after a courageous seven-year journey with brain cancer. Kevin had two great loves in his life, his family and his music. Kevin is survived by his wife Meritt, and his daughter Lyric; he was a devoted husband and father. Kevin’s life-changing love of music was born when he picked up a guitar at the age of seventeen. He was a prolific singer/songwriter whose music expressed deep emotions with grace and beauty. While attending UCLA, he was a member of the band “Pseudopod”, which won the “Best College Band in America” contest and was signed by Interscope Records. His musical journey continued on as a solo artist, inspired by his survivorship and fatherhood. Kevin stood up to his cancer with courage and resolve. He served as a beacon of light and bravery through his performances, his fundraising efforts, participation in clinical trials, and personal outreach. He lovingly aligned himself with the UCLA ‘Art of the Brain’, UCLA Neurosurgery, ‘Stand Up To Cancer’, the ‘Love Hope Strength Foundation’, ‘I’m Too Young for This’ and ‘The Phase One Foundation’.
SUPPORTING LOVE HOPE STRENGTH
Kevin, as a member of the Kilimanjaro Rocks team, raised funds to build the first children’s cancer in Tanzania. Kevin passed away just prior to the trek from a 7-year battle with brain cancer. Kevin’s sister, Kourtney, finished the journey that he set out to complete by participating in the 2010 Mt Fuji Rocks fundraising trek.