Walk Off The Earth has confirmed that band member Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor passed away from natural causes in his sleep on Sunday, December 30th.
“Mike had a love for life that was unmatched and a willingness to give that went beyond ordinary means,” the band says. “Our deepest sympathies are with his two children, whom he adored more than anything else in the world.”
A founding member of the Juno Award-winning band, Walk Off The Earth, multi-instrumentalist Mike Taylor gained massive public attention alongside his bandmates when their interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” went viral on YouTube in 2012. Since then, they have released a string of successful original songs, sold out venues across the globe and collaborated with some of the biggest artists in the world.