We’re just receiving word that Michael “Bear” Russell has died. We profiled Russell last March, and it was a real kick to hear his stories and share some time with him. Since then, I’ve posted a podcast with him, in which he talked about some of his favorite music.
He had been in poor health recently and was living in an assisted care home, for physical rehabilitation. But when he showed up on Oct. 8 for Bearstock, a benefit concert in his honor at his longtime employer, Awful Arthur’s Towers, he looked relatively well and seemed happy.
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