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Another Brother Gone

So sad to hear that Doobie Brother drummer Michael Hossack passed away this week. He was the band's drummer for many years. Mike was 65 and died in Wyoming, where he lived. He took leave of the band back in 2010 when he was diagnosed with cancer. He was a fine musician and a decent man. I played golf in his foursome one year at the BR Cohen tournement in Sonoma. We had a great day. Mike is the fourth member of The Doobies to pass away. Percussionist Bobby LaKind succumbed to cancer in 92, horn player Cornelius Bumpus died of a heart attack in 2004 and pneumonia claimed drummer Keith Knudsen in 2005. The band has been together for 42 years, I guess it's to be expected we would lose some of these fine players. On Michael Hossack, here is what bandmate Pat Simmons had to say " When my kids were little they used to call him Big Mike, because to them he was such a big guy. But to me and those who knew him, he had an even bigger heart". R.I.P. Big Mike. Thanks for the big beat.

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People : Bobby LaKindCornelius BumpusKeith KnudsenMichael HossackPat Simmons


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03/14/2012 2:04PM
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03/16/2012 7:07PM
Doobie Brothers Band and fans world wide
RIP Michael, and you are with fellow members and we will always remember , and keep your memory and music close to our hearts~~Thank you for all the music and commitment that will keep playing forever !
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