Bronte Michele James

Eugene, Oregon

Jul 31, 1977 – Dec 6, 2017 (Age 40)


July 31, 1977
December 6, 2017
Eugene, Oregon


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Sunset Hills Cemetery Funeral Home & Crematorium Obituary

Bronte Michele James of Eugene, OR passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the age of 40 due to complications from cancer. Bronte was born to Laura Ann Hubych (Sasson) and Harding Lewis James on July 31, 1977 in Salt Lake City Utah. He attended East High School, and then went on to attend Orange Coast College. On June 10, 2005 he married Elisa Vasquez in Salt Lake City after being together since November 1998. Bronte loved sports and being active. He played high school football, track, and baseball. Once he finished college football, he started his love of music. He played his first live show as Afro Omega in December 2002, and recorded 5 albums during his music career. He also started up an electronic music project: Dublife Music. Bronte continued performing, writing, collaborating, and influencing the music community until his disease advanced. Bronte fought strongly and courageously until the very end. Bronte was preceded in death by his father Lewis James. He is survived by his wife of 19 years Elisa James (Vasquez); mother Laura Hubych and stepfather John William Hubych; son Tahriq James (18), son Ahmadi James (15), daughter Nia James (9), and daughter Ade James (4), all of Eugene, OR; brother Delano James of Seattle, WA; sister Adrian James of Atlanta, GA; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews who loved him dearly. A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1:00 PM at Sunset Hills Funeral Home, 4810 Willamette St., Eugene, OR. Arrangements are in the care of Sunset Hills Funeral Home.

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Knew him for a very short time, but he and his wife touched me deeply. What a beautiful soul. Rest in peace, Bronte.

I knew Bronte circa 1998 - 2000. So sad to hear of his passing. He was a great person and it was a pleasure to know him. Rest In Peace brother.

So much love during this time of loss, grace and transcendence. You and your family remain close to my heart.