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Ken Byng


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Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 6:28 am    
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Have been informed that Micky Byrne passed away today after a long illness. Over 20 years ago, Micky was the recipient of a heart in a transplant operation.

He had been in Carolyne House Nursing Home, Grays in Middlesex, England. RIP old friend.



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Frank Freniere


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The First Coast
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 6:48 am    
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Sad news. Condolences to the family.

RIP, Scars!
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Roger Rettig


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Naples, FL
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 7:18 am    
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That is sad news! Micky and I met a few times in the old days and have remained in touch, mostly through this Forum.

He did well, all things considered; a real survivor.

RIP, Micky.
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Roy Heap


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Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 7:45 am    
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Truly sad news, Micky was a lovely guy and nice player, never met up with him without his great smile and wit , he didn’t have the greatest health in life but he fought and got on with it.
UK players will certainly miss you mate. RIP.
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Tony Glassman


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The Great Northwest
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 8:33 am    
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Sad news, indeed.

Though I never met Mickey in person, we always had somewhat of a common bond- he being a heart transplant recipient and me having a liver one (both occurring > 20 years ago).

He will be missed.
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Jon Light


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Saugerties, NY
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 8:35 am    
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Ah. I'm sorry to see this.
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 9:07 am    
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Terrible news.

Sad
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Tucker Jackson

 

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Portland, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 9:34 am    
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Oh, no. I'm saddened to hear this... always enjoyed his posts back in the day.
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Ken Byng


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Southampton, England
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 9:55 am    
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Micky certainly had some terrible challenges in his life. Not just the heart transplant, but a huge impact on his life was a fire that broke out in his conservatory. He left some tea candles alight when he went off on a gig, and his two beloved standard poodles knocked some over and perished in the ensuing fire. He broke down in tears when he told me of this harrowing story about 20 years ago when we met up. His dogs were precious to him, as was his Sho~Bud psg that was badly scorched in the fire.

Micky wasn't dealt a great hand in life generally, but he was quite a happy guy in the main.
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Dave Mudgett


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Central Pennsylvania and Gallatin, Tennessee
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 10:16 am    
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Very sorry to hear this. RIP, Micky.
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 12:04 pm    
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Sorry to learn of this, RIP Micky, peace and prayers so his family.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 4:52 pm    
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RIP Micky!
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2022 5:37 pm    
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Oh no, I'm very sad to hear this news. I never met Mickey but I knew how precious life was to him - he never took it for granted - at least not after his transplant, and he celebrated every milestone. I, and I know a lot of you also, cheered him on all the way. I had hoped he'd be around for as long as the rest of us. My deep condolences to his family and loved ones. Very sad indeed.
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 14 Jul 2022 5:48 am    
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Sorry to hear this... Mickey was one of those guys you looked forward to reading what he had to say on many things. Always seems so knowledgable, and will be missed.
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 14 Jul 2022 6:04 am    
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Sad news. Mickey was a solid contributor to the forum for years. I always enjoyed reading his posts. He fought a long battle with illness yet was the most positive about his experience. RIP Mickey. My deepest sympathy for his friends and family.
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Paddy Long


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Christchurch, New Zealand
Post  Posted 24 Jul 2022 3:02 pm    
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Very sad to hear this Ken, and thanks for the heads up a little while back about his health taking a turn for the worse... explaining why I hadn't heard from him in a while.
Micky and I had fairly regular contact over the years, I guess we shared a similar sense of humour (somewhat black)... so it is with great sadness that he has left us.
As many have said he had a fairly bad run with his health, and a heart transplant is about as major as it gets, but he didn't let that hold him back too much.
Unknown to a lot of people, he was also an actor and had many a part in UK based television programmes -- usually as the bad guy muscle for hire type hehe !! He was also in to karate so could actually take care of himself fairly well.
RIP old mate -- see you on the other side.
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