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.



Here is the NBC link on the accident

and She was the one trying to kill herself.


Shawn Anderson 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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