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Horrible news...our own Mike Layton has passed on.

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I have just been made aware that our own Mike Layton, long time member and valued Admin to the site was killed in a motorcycle accident last night.
Here is what I know. RIP my friend, man this is ugly.

"According to reports, Layton was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle on US-601 near Lachicotte Road in Lugoff, when for unknown reasons, the bike went down around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Layton was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation."
 

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This is horrible. I hope everyone in his family are well. Thanks for making the forum aware of this loss.
 

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i had the pleasure of meeting mike at the chicago show, and doing several deals throughout the years.

he will be deeply missed.
 

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Oh my.... Completely stunned and heartbroken. I talked to Mike at the Chicago shows and joked that we should carpool there from the Carolinas. He was a true gentleman. A big guy with an even bigger heart. What a HUGE loss. Thank you for letting us know.
 

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Condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.
 

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Sold him a Jazz Fest once. Great guy. RIP
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Awful news. I'm so sorry to hear this, he was always a great guy to interact with. Peace and love to all his friends and family.
 

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This is a tough loss to take . Mike and I have had a lot of conversations over the years remotely and I finally got the chance to meet him a few years back at the Chicago Show . Mike was an outstanding admin here . He was fair and listened to both viewpoints when there were disputes. He is sorely missed as an Admin here and has been since he stepped down .

Mike had a wicked sense of humour and did not suffer fools gladly let me tell you . He had an excellent ear for cymbals and his love of Ludwig’s Black Galaxy wrap was well known .

I am going to miss you Mike , you were a good friend .
 


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