Household searching for a well-liked Houston musician who they are saying disappeared from his Spring Space condominium
SPRING – Houstonians have enjoyed Bernard Pierre Sr.’s music in restaurants, bars and clubs across the region for nearly 20 years.
Now, with the help of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, family and friends are looking for him after he disappeared from his home in the Spring area over the weekend.
The father of six from the Bahamas has often performed at Trulucks in The Woodlands and the Galleria area, as well as at the San Luis Resort in Galveston.
In late April and early May, Pierre suffered two “massive strokes,” his family said. He spent more than a month in the hospital.
“The doctors told me he wouldn’t make it,” Bernard’s son Bernard Pierre Junior told KPRC 2. “He would become a vegetable.”
Music became Pierre Sr.’s medicine. His son played recordings of his music and gave him a keyboard.
“In 10 minutes he suddenly started playing chords,” said Pierre Jr .. “Oh my god, music is like … another level of therapy!”
Early on Saturday morning, Pierre Sr. and his 2009 Silver Lexus RX 350 SUV disappeared from the apartment he was living in with his youngest son.
“He was gone, gone. Key, everything. He took the car, “said Pierre Jr ..” He shouldn’t be driving now.
Pierre Sr.’s girlfriend, Tarshanna Martin, tracked him using his phone and bank statements. His last transaction, she said, was at a gas station in Sugar Land on Saturday.
“I’m just a little upset,” she said. “It’s something that isn’t his character. This is someone who you really care about and who you love. It’s just so unlike him. “
The family set up a GoFundMe last month to pay for Pierre Senior’s medical expenses. It was said that he was not a US citizen and did not have good insurance.
Please contact the police if you know anything about Pierre Senior’s whereabouts or if you have seen his Lexus SUV.
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