Michael “Mike Morty” Cooperformer guitarist of the historic german heavy metal band run wild, died last Thursday (February 16) at the age of 65. The cause of death has not been released.
Earlier run wild bass player jensbecker Mourning the guitarist’s passing on Facebook, while run wild Simply wrote: “RIP Brothers (Mike Weathers August 29, 1957 – February 16, 2023)”.
Cooper yes member run wild His voice appeared on albums between 1985 and 1990 “Burning and Exile”, “Pirate Flag”, “Ready to board”, “Port Royal” and “Death or Glory”.
after leaving run wild, Cooper He reportedly worked as a computer programmer for more than 15 years. He later worked at a digital advertising agency.
in 2008 Morty Formed a band, Dorkaand his wife Melanie “Mel” Doca-Ruiz. He also played Metal and random.
In a 2008 interview, Morty It is said that his stage name originated in 1985 run wild Members only use their first names. “I find ‘microphone‘It’s so boring, and’microphone‘ already exists. So I replaced “i” with “j” and the result was “microphone‘” he explained. “I found out later that only ‘microphone‘ Also boring.At that time my girlfriend’s name was Morty, so the name is perfect. at first, Morty It’s a name from India. “
In the same interview, Morty looking back at his time run wildsaid: “The first few months were really great. I came from a small band that was out of the way and I was in Lorelei It’s definitely cool for a festival in front of 12,000 people.tourism and Variegated Crewe Very exciting, and the subsequent US tour, despite all the problems. I don’t delete anything at all; everything belongs to my life experiences, good and bad, without which I would be a different person today. “
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Rest in peace my old friend 🖤
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