Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

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Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by Ray P » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:49 am

I have to share some sad news I'm afraid.

Mike passed away suddenly on Sunday 17th May. I know nothing beyond that.

I received a reply from one of his Mancunian friends this morning after I left a message on one of his rides on Strava and have since exchanged emails.

I have passed on condolences to his family on behalf of all Audio-Talk members.

Sorry to be the bringer of such sad tidings.

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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by pre65 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:55 am

Very sad. :(
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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by Ant » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:59 am

Thanks for passing on our condolences Ray
A lovely bloke
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Post by Cressy Snr » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:59 am

Sad news indeed.
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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by Greg » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:00 am

Sad news indeed. I think he was younger than many of us.

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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by Nick » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:59 am

Thanks for finding out for us Ray. Very sad.
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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by Ray P » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:07 pm

Here's a little more information;

https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/a ... heal_Head/

I've been having a follow up conversation with the person who contacted me via Strava and she will pass on all the sentiments to Gwenda, Mike's wife. I also offered that one of us, in due course, would be prepared to help his family use his audio kit, especially the stuff he made - if it's anything like here, they're probably a bit daunted by it. We'll see.

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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by pre65 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:36 pm

I found some details on Mike, he was only 56. :shock:

MICHEAL (MIKE) HEAD Former Kellogg's employee, passed away suddenly at home in Urmston on 17th May 2020, aged 56 years. Loving husband of Gwenda, adored dad of Hannah and Laura and the cherished son of Doreen and David. Mike will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Private interment in Urmston Cemetery on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 1:30pm. Memorial service to follow in due course. Donations may be made in memory of Mike to The Dogs Trust or North West Ambulance Service. All donations and enquiries to Daniel J Mellor Independent Funeral Director, 118 Gatley Road, Gatley SK8 4AD. Tel: 0161 491 2500/ 747 4177

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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by IslandPink » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:40 pm

That's terrible . What a loss. I can picture him at the last Owston, difficult to believe.
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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by steve s » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:04 pm

That is sad news, he was a lovely bloke
... far too young to go.
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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by Ray P » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:44 pm

It was a heart attack and was a complete surprise given how fit he was - he had been putting in some long rides in the weeks before - just goes to show.

Anyway, the friend I've been liaising with has passed me Mike's wife's email address so I will drop her a line later. I'll point her at this thread as I'm sure she'll be reassured by people's reaction to his passing.

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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by steve s » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:54 pm

Great thing to do ray .. cheers
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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by IslandPink » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:00 pm

Ray P wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:44 pm
It was a heart attack and was a complete surprise given how fit he was - he had been putting in some long rides in the weeks before - just goes to show.
I had a fear this was what caused it - knowing Mike was a keen cyclist. Sadly this is too common, I've seen about 5 or 6 people go suddenly like this, either on cycling or fell-running forums.

edit : sorry, what I mean to say, is , I fear there's a connection, though we don't know anything for sure.
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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by simon » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:24 pm

Blimey, that's a shock. No age.

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Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Post by jack » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:17 pm

Very sad indeed. 56? Way way too early...

When I was coming up to 50, a fit colleague with a similar profile to me had serious angina and ended up with a multiple bypass - completely unexpected.

He convinced me to have a proper checkup every few years - not just the big C, but cardio too...
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