Fans and family celebrate Beach Boys’ legend Brian Wilson’s 82nd birthday with a sea of well wishes

Jun 21, 2024
It wasn't just Brain Wilson's family who wished the music legend a happy birthday, fans near and far took to social media to wish him all the best. Source: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images.

Beach Boy’s fans had cause for celebration on Thursday, June 20 with the 82nd birthday of the beloved band’s co-founder Brian Wilson.

Among the first to offer their birthday wishes to the music legend was Wilson’s daughter, Carnie, who took to Instagram to mark her father’s big day.

“Happy Birthday Daddy… My love for you is eternal,” she wrote.


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It wasn’t just Wilson’s daughter who wished the music legend a happy birthday, fans near and far took to social media to wish him all the best.

The wave of birthday wishes will surely be a welcome respite for Wilson, who has faced significant challenges in 2024.

Recently, Wilson was placed under court conservatorship to manage his personal and medical decisions due to what his doctor describes as a “major neurocognitive disorder”.

Wilson is presently under medical supervision and undergoing treatment for dementia, as confirmed by a doctor’s declaration submitted alongside the conservatorship petition earlier this year in Los Angeles Superior Court.

During a hearing on Thursday, May 9, the petition, initiated by Wilson’s family and close circle after the passing of his wife, received approval from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gus T. May. Judge May’s decision stemmed from what he described as “clear and convincing evidence” necessitating the conservatorship.

Adding to this challenging period was the loss of his beloved wife earlier in the year. Wilson shared the heartbreaking news through a touching Instagram post, expressing the profound void left by her departure and the immense role she played in his life and career.

“Melinda, my beloved wife of 28 years, passed away this morning,” he wrote at the time.

“Our five children and I are just in tears. We are lost. Melinda was more than my wife. She was my savior. She gave me the emotional security I needed to have a career.

“She encouraged me to make the music that was closest to my heart. She was my anchor. She was everything for us. Please say a prayer for her.

“Love and Mercy Brian.”

Despite his challenges, Wilson remains highly revered and celebrated as a co-founder, producer, arranger, and chief songwriter of the Beach Boys. His groundbreaking contributions to music, particularly his innovative approaches to vocal harmony, have left a lasting mark on the industry.

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 alongside his bandmates, including his brothers Carl and Dennis and his cousin Mike Love, Wilson’s musical legacy continues to captivate musicians and fans worldwide.

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