Details about the crash are incomplete at this point, but news reports suggest some kind of malfunction in the helicopter at take-off.

Capturing the loss of such a great man in words is impossible. We are all shocked and deeply saddened. But knowing Mike, he’d want us to try and shrug it off, laugh as much as possible, and celebrate the incredible life he lived. And what a life it was.

Please join his family and friends from all over the world this Sunday, February 12th for a memorial service in his honor and a celebration of his extraordinary life.

WHERE: Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort in the Plaza del Sol, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara

WHEN: Sunday, February 12th

  • 3:00 – 4:00pm Guests arrival…Memory Book for mementos
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm Celebration of Mike’s Life, officiated by Saral Burdette
  • 5:00pm Circle of Friends on East Beach, across the street
  • 5:30pm Drinks and dinner (no RSVP necessary)

Mike lives on in the memories his friends hold of their times together. Those who knew him are encouraged to share their thoughts on his website


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