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R.I.P. "Michigan Mike" Torpie of NedFest

Sad news to share with you this evening, in case you haven't heard: We just received word that

"Michigan" Mike Torpie

died yesterday at the age of 43. Originally from Michigan (

thus the nickname

), Torpe moved to Colorado in December 1992. A vital, highly esteemed and beloved member of the scene, Michigan Mike was the founder, president and CEO of

NedFest

. No word yet on a memorial service, but given the impact Mike had on the scene, it wouldn't be surprising if a number of acts stepped up to pay tribute. Rest easy, Mike.



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