Mike Seeger passes

It is being widely reported that Mike Seeger has passed away. We’ve not yet received anything absolutely definitive, but a note expressed as having come from his wife Alexia indicates that he died last night.

Dear family, dear friends‚Ķ Mike has completed his passage. He died this evening, August 7, some time before 9 pm. Family, home, peace. It’s what he wanted, and he did it so gracefully. It went too fast for me to comprehend‚Äìbut he always said “I don’t want to linger!” Clear in what he’s about, as always.

This has been personally confirmed by a number of Mike’s friends and musical acquaintances. So sorry to see him go.

UPDATE 8/9: Here are few early obituaries and remembrances that have been published online:

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