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Toto bassist Mike Porcaro has died after a struggle with Lou

Postby tater1977 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:29 am

Brother Steve confirms bassist’s passing after struggle with Lou Gehrig’s disease

http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/20 ... dead-at-59

Toto bassist Mike Porcaro has died after a struggle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 59.


Bandmate and brother Steve confirmed the news, saying: “Mike passed away peacefully in his sleep at 12:04am last night at home surrounded by his family. Rest in peace, my brother.”

He was forced to retire from touring with the band in 2007 as a result of his illness, also known as motor neurone disease, which causes muscle wasting. The band continued to list him as a permanent member while original bassist David Hungate took his place on the road.

Mike joined brothers Steve and Jeff in Toto in 1984, and remained until his retirement. The band – minus Jeff, who died in 1992 – split in 2008 but regrouped in 2010 to provide support after the bassist’s disease was announced in public. He’d been in a wheelchair since 2012.

They’ve continued to play since regrouping, and Toto XIV, their first album in nine years, is launched on March 23, with UK dates to follow.


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Our brother Mike passed away peacefully in his sleep at 12:04 AM last night at home surrounded by his family. Rest in peace, my brother.
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Postby Franky » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:57 pm

Woke up, read this and couldn't believe it. I'm very sad and all my deepest sympathie to the family.
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