Tuesday, October 06, 2009

EVILE STATEMENT - MIKE ALEXANDER

Michael Alexander - 22.06.77 - 05.10.09

Sadly, just a few days into their European tour with Amon Amarth, Evile's
Mike Alexander was suddenly taken ill and rushed to hospital, but tragically
passed away in Lulea, Sweden.

Evile members Matt Drake, Ol Drake and Ben Carter have released the
following statement:

"This is so hard to find the words to express fully how we feel. We can't
believe or accept what's happened. One minute we're talking to our buddy,
Mike, the next minute we can never speak to him again.

There's so many things rushing through our heads that we want to say, do and
feel. We half expect him to come round the corner and call us 'dickheads'.
We can't get our heads around it.

It upsets us so much that he was away from his family when this happened,
although knowing Mike, we're at least glad he was on tour doing what he
loves.

We're lost for words. We all miss him so much already. He was such a
headstrong, genuinely nice guy who loved music and his family. We've got so
many brilliant memories with him.

Our hearts go out to his daughter, family and friends at this tragic,
difficult time.

Mike is much loved and is sorely missed.

Rest in peace, brother."


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20 comments:

metaltony said...

So sorry to hear this,thoughts to family and friends...:(

-phil. said...

Rest In Power Mike.

James said...

Gonna miss you Mike, so so much. Thankyou for the fun times. Love adn Bruises,

James

Anonymous said...

miss you already mate proud to call you family x x x simon sarah and boys

Anonymous said...

Really sad to hear this. I met Mike when Evile played in Edinburgh earlier this year-he was one of the good guys.
my condolences to his family and friends...R.I.P. Mike

David said...

I met Mike a couple of times and he was always a cheery, upbeat awesome guy.

I can't believe this has actually happened.

RIP dude =(

Anonymous said...

a sad loss to music
R.I.P. mike

DaX said...

i remember when evile came to little old rushdens the oakley arms in the days before they were signed. That gig told me they were going places. So sad to hear 1 will not finish the journey. You will be missed mike. Best wishes to the band and relatives.

Twan said...

Tragedy, total tragedy. Condolences to all who were closed to Mike, especially his daughter and wife.

Respect from BRUTALISM.com

Wesley said...

Man... I am shocked. It truely saddens me that someone with such potential and talent just died yesterday, and seems really young. My condolences to the family, friends and the rest of Evile. Rest in Peace.

Damion said...

Mate, I couldnt believe it when I got the call Monday telling me you had gone, Rest assured I've had Slayer and Pantera turned up to 11 had plenty of beers with one opened for my absent brother, So many good memories, I know we will meet again one day until then keep thrashing in the sky with Cliff and Dime, I'll keep looking after the bass you gave me. R.I.P. Brother miss you, Love you. Damion Tracy and Mollie xxxxxxxx

Headbanger said...

sorry to heat this... so sad!!

rest in thrash, Mike

Max said...

How does this happen? I guess it's too late for that to matter.

Brothers, hail Mike Alexander. He lived metal, and died loving metal.

HEAVYMETAL dk said...

Sad to hear the news about Mike Alexander.
He will be surely missed!
Our condolenses goes to his familie, friends and the band.

From everybody at www.heavymetal.dk

R.I.P.

kath browne said...

so very sad,an inspiration to my boy CHAPS (of icarus/grieve) r.i.p fella.kath. x

Max said...

I met Mike a bunch of times at various gigs and I say with utter conviction that he was a very genuine, level-headed and wonderful person. I feel gutted over this.
Rest in peace brother!

Dave S said...

Gutted. Just gutted. So sorry to hear the news. My thought go out to all who knew Mike. The world's a sadder place fr your absence. Rock in Peace, bro

Flemming Rasmussen said...

Sad sad sad. Can't believe this is true. Rest in piece Mike. We'll miss U. Flemming Rasmussen.

Re://Load said...

Only just found out, real shock....RIP :(

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