The pressing need for expensive healthcare urged friends Roni Hoffman and Robert Duncan to raise funds via Go Fund Me.
"My wife, Roni Hoffman, and I are his friends of 50 years.
State District Judge Barbara Walther ordered parents to be ready for unannounced home visits by authorities to the sect's compound, the Yearning for Zion ranch in West Texas.
More than 400 child members of a polygamist sect began returning to their families on Monday after a judge lifted her order giving the state of Texas custody of the children.
The youngsters were reunited with their parents as a leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints said the sect would no longer sanctify marriages of girls under the legal age of consent.
Producer, manager, songwriter, lyricist, critic and poet Sandy Pearlman has died at his home in Marin County, California. Perhaps best known as the visionary behind Blue Öyster Cult, Pearlman developed much of the group’s aesthetic and thematic orientation prior to the foundation of their classic line-up (Eric Bloom, Donald 'Buck Dharma' Roeser, Allen Lanier, Albert Bouchard and Joe Bouchard).
Pearlman also worked in various capacities with Black Sabbath, The Clash, The Dictators, Pavlov's Dog, The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Dream Syndicate.
In December 2015, Pearlman suffered a cerebral haemorrhage that left him unable to walk, talk or fully comprehend his circumstances.
"[Pearlman] is a pioneer of rock criticism, at and other seminal publications, a pioneer of heavy metal (a phrase he may have been the first to use, as a rock critic), a pioneer of punk, paisley underground and goth.
He is a poet, producer, songwriter, manager, label owner, member of the Library of Congress preservation board, professor of music and philosophy at Mc Gill and University of Toronto.
We are unpaid, unreimbursed and stand to earn or inherit nothing, which is as it should be.
We do it because we admire Sandy as an artist and, more importantly, are grateful for his decades of friendship and generosity.