Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.
"Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration... he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage... We appreciate all the love and support and concern," they wrote.
Helm had recently canceled several concert dates, including a headlining spot at Jazz Fest in New Orleans and several Midnight Rambles — the intimate shows he hosted over the years at his home studio in Woodstock, N.Y.
At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday night, Robbie Robertson — Helm's former bandmate from The Hawks and The Band — sent "love and prayers" to Helm, according to Jambands.com.
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