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Postby Michael Sadler » November 20th, 2015, 9:51 pm

Hi everyone,

As many of you may know by now, and for those who've not heard the news, our European promoter and good friend, Mike Durrschmidt passed away last Sunday. We only received the news when we disembarked from the ship yesterday morning after doing the Cruise To The Edge, and as you can well imagine, each member of the band is still coming to grips with this tragic news at the moment.

Mike was not only someone whom I considered to be one of the most professional and compassionate persons I've ever worked with, but also someone I considered to be a close friend. Mike was someone whose opinions I always respected. He managed to always offer constructive yet realistic solutions to various issues. He will be greatly missed and will live in each of our hearts forever.

But there is one more thing that should be mentioned regarding my respect and personal relationship with Mike. I can think of no better time than now to let you know that Mike was greatly instrumental in my decision to return to Saga in 2011. Would I have returned on my own accord, without any of Mike's input in helping me make the decision? I can't honestly answer that... but I do know one thing- Mike helped me make one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life!

My thoughts and prayers go out to his whole family and everyone at DMC.

Danke schoen mein freund! Sleep well...
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Re: Sad News

Postby Adrian Coleman » November 21st, 2015, 4:26 am

We are very sorry to hear your sad news Michael.
Our sincere condolences to all.
Although I don't think that we ever met up with Mike he was obviously an important member of the Saga family who will undoubtedly be missed.
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Re: Sad News

Postby Bavaria » November 22nd, 2015, 4:37 pm

really thoughts go out to his family...
Bavaria...not North-Germany.
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Re: Sad News

Postby Tillmann » November 23rd, 2015, 12:28 pm

Really sad... This damn cancer...!

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