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Barry Fey will not be buried at cemetery near Red Rocks because agreement was lost

Legendary rock promoter Barry Fey, who died this past weekend, wanted to be laid to rest at Morrison Cemetery, a stone's throw from his beloved Red Rocks -- and his loved ones say he'd reached a deal for this to happen despite rules restricting burial there to Jefferson County residents. But after his death, the agreement couldn't be found and the cemetery board refused to bend. Now, says a longtime friend who advocated on his behalf, the family has run out of time to change minds and will likely cremate Fey and scatter his ashes at Red Rocks.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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