Shadow Gallery announced the following sad news today:

"It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Shadow Gallery vocalist, Michael A. Baker. Mike suffered a heart attack, Wednesday afternoon, October 29th, 2008. He was 45 years old. Mike was a founding member of Shadow Gallery and for the past 16 years, helped shape the sound of the band with his magical voice. Additionally, he made many appearances on rock records around the world. Those who knew him best were moved by his gentle spirit, sincere kindness , fun nature and passion for both music and sports. He was a warrior in the studio, a true professional. Mike was our friend, our singer and our brother. We loved him and will miss him enormously, but he will always be remembered in our hearts and through his music."


Source: blog.myspace.com
Band profile: Shadow Gallery
 
Posted: 31.10.2008 by Telcontar



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MetalManic_Joel - 31.10.2008 at 21:17  
Holy shit...that was unexpected
Harlequin Devon - 31.10.2008 at 21:40  
RIP
BloodTears - 31.10.2008 at 21:44  
Sad. very sad.
Dark Blood - 31.10.2008 at 21:58  
Ow man.. this is sad.. RIP Mike.
DoomGuard - 31.10.2008 at 22:19  
RIP Mike...
4look4rd - 31.10.2008 at 22:20  
WOW I really dont know what to say, I just started getting into Shadow Gallery's music mainly because of the vocals, Mike was an amazing vocalist and will be remembered... This is really sad, he was so young.... Heart attack at 45? I think no one deserves this
wrathchild - 31.10.2008 at 22:25  
Agreed, totally unexpected, that was what first came to my mind. I'll probably listen to Gallery, to honor him in someway... RIP
Akke920 - 31.10.2008 at 22:35  
RIP Mike...

I've only heard him sing on Ayreon - Loser... It's still one of my favourite songs...
Ivor - 31.10.2008 at 22:37  
This is bad news. I'm pretty much shocked to learn this, don't have words. RIP MB.

I.
Tobias_Sammet - 31.10.2008 at 22:44  
I'm still in shock.
The world of music has suffered a great loss.

Rest in peace Mike.
Introspekrieg - 31.10.2008 at 23:21  
Oh no....
You will be missed Mike.
Reizenstein - 01.11.2008 at 04:21  
Aww, damn, I loved that his singing. RIP, that's all you can say.
Mr. Doctor - 01.11.2008 at 04:22  
Oh man... So young, people shouldn't die at that age :

I'm verry sorry. RIP.
nb - 01.11.2008 at 04:39  
Wow, man I wanna cry. This is so sad to hear, so unexpected. One of my favorite bands, Shadow Gallery.
My prayers are with Mike his family and friends. RIP.
Iced Angel - 01.11.2008 at 05:22  
Man !!!!
I was listening to "Floydian Memories" this morning ... I can't believe this.

RIP mike
Black Conundrum - 01.11.2008 at 05:37  
Shadow Gallery is a band I've known about for a long time, but have only heard a few songs of. That is really sad what happened to Michael Baker. Will the band search for a new vocalist?
Kap'N Korrupt - 01.11.2008 at 06:39  
Yeah, I really hope that they look for another vocalist because the world would suck without another Shadow Gallery...it's so ridiculous that he's dead...a heart attack...fuck...that kinda thing is something that just creeps up on you...
-DC-002- - 01.11.2008 at 07:18  
45!? thats way too young
Clavicula Nox - 01.11.2008 at 07:37  
Nooooooo no no no no!!!!!!

One of my f'vrit singers, is so sad =(

R.I.P Mike
BloodTears - 01.11.2008 at 09:34  
My dad had a heart attack years ago, luckily he survived.

It's devastating.
Powerslavex - 01.11.2008 at 12:06  
R.I.P
Jigoku Shoujo - 01.11.2008 at 12:12  
Oh noooooo... This can't be happening...
R.I.P.
Elio - 01.11.2008 at 12:14  
That's sad
R.I.P. dude.
RhaegarTargaryen - 01.11.2008 at 13:04  
R.I.P. Mr. Baker, you will me missed and remembered.
marco - 01.11.2008 at 13:06  
Now this was a shock
RIP Mike
Lone Reaper - 01.11.2008 at 14:38  
I just reveal in my mind the lyrics from Ayreon's "Loser":

"I'LL STILL COME OUT LAUGHING, CAUSE ME?.. I NEVER FAIL!.."

Yeah! You really never failed, Mike... Rest in peace, we love you...
Harlequin - 01.11.2008 at 14:43  
Oh no. He was one hell of vocalist and such a great person, from the videos and footage I've seen of him.. Rest in peace!
ponderer - 01.11.2008 at 16:47  
What a huge blow to music. One of my favorite bands. RIP MIKE!
Spyroid - 01.11.2008 at 17:40  
This totally sucks.

He had his fun, going back to the place he doesn't call home.
Dreamwar_86 - 02.11.2008 at 02:54  
This really hurts me
Kap'N Korrupt - 02.11.2008 at 03:45  
Now that I'm drunk I can say that I'm so fucking sad that this had happened....I really really love Shadow Gallery's music! And it will never EVER sound the same now that this dude has passed away! I still cannot belive that this has happened! I'm with Dreamwar_ this REALLY HURTS!!! A part of me has died now that Mike had died...
Shadowcross - 02.11.2008 at 10:19  
What sad news.
He wrote lyrics that gave an indication of how good of a person he was.
Very sad news.

RIP
ArcesseEum - 02.11.2008 at 16:30  
RIP
Zeh - 03.11.2008 at 00:04  
Unexpected, but this is the way death knocks on our doors. I started hearing Shadow Gallery after watching 'V For Vendetta' movie. I wasn't really into their music, as they were too progressive for me. But the vocal play'd really nice. I recently lost a great friend, on the same conditions, and I can imagine how his family and friends are sad.

RIP
LeChron James - 03.11.2008 at 11:20  
45 years old? too young.
Framhel™ - 07.11.2008 at 06:39  
Shit, i just knew. RIP mike
Adanedhel Noir - 09.11.2008 at 12:07  
You will be missed
Jeff - 09.11.2008 at 15:41  
I only read this news yesterday... that's just fucking sad and unfair...

My deepest condolences go to his family, friends and band mates.

RIP Mike.
Cah - 13.11.2008 at 21:40  
Sad... very sad..

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