Slightly better news of stricken US composer

Slightly better news of stricken US composer


norman lebrecht

November 17, 2013

The family of Stephen Paulus, who suffered a stroke in July and was in a prolonged coma, have posted a health update. We wish him a full recovery.

It has now been over four months since Stephen suffered a stroke. In the past few weeks he has started to show some small signs of improvement, but it is still too early to tell what the long term prognosis will be. 

We are encouraged on his better days when at times he is able to respond to touch and say a few words, but it appears this may not be a quick recovery and the outcome is still uncertain. We continue to relay all of the positive thoughts, prayers, and wonderful support that continue to be directed his way. 

Thank you,

The Paulus Family and Paulus Publications




  • James Forrest says:

    One of the nicest of men, and a gifted composer who has given us a great deal of beautiful music! Struck down so young, and in his creative prime!

  • Mark T. Lundholm says:

    Norman, Is there a link to contact them?