Sunday, July 17, 2005

This is horrible news…

My friend Michael has died. I worked with him for years at LizardTech. He was often times my lunch companion and he was my mentor on many things when I was learning the wonderful world of technology. He was a really sweet person. The last time I saw him was at the airport in Chicago in the middle of the night, I was leaving and he was flying in. We chatted for a bit and said our goodbyes. I have not been in touch with him since then. I read this on his band Silkworm’s message board today:

Author: tmidgett
Subject: semi-official word on Michael

Hello all,

First of all, thanks for your thoughts.

Second of all, here is the sum total of what we know right now:

Michael and our friends John Glick and Doug Meis were traveling from Shure to someplace for lunch.

They were behind a car at a light.

A young woman, bent on doing injury to herself, ran into the back of the car at a high rate of speed.

Evidently, all three guys were killed instantly.

I'm sure more details will come out over time. But those are the facts as I understand them presently.

I don't have much else to say. Except, again, thank you, all of you.

Love,

Tim
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Here is the NBC link on the accident

and She was the one trying to kill herself.

1 comments:

drake leLane said...

Michael was such a great and unique character. It's just so senseless...

I didn't know him very well, but you don't have to know him very well for him to make you feel like you were a long-time friend. He will truly be missed.

(And what a great fu*king drummer he was as well)

 

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