Mike & I exchanged many Emails years ago, he certainly had some great stories, always helpful & was a wealth of knowledge.
From memory he's been fighting Cancer for quite some time.
I'll certainly say a Prayer for Mike, that is for sure.
I was lucky enough to see George play live in 1984 or so with my Wife.
He strolled on stage at the end of Deep Purple's Concert in Sydney as a "friend" to play 3 or 4 Songs.
No one could really see who it was but when we found up the crowd went nuts.
I just found this background on the...