Saturday, January 13, 2007

Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker 1949-2007

Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker died today of leukemia after a lengthy struggle with MDS.

An experimental blood stem cell treatment he underwent last spring unfortunately didn't work as had been hoped for.

May his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

We'd posted about Michael's situation several times including this email from Arkady urging people to get tested as possible donors. It's too late for it to help Michael, but getting tested could help save someone's life. If you haven't been tested, I urge you to do so. You just might save a life!