Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor, keyboardist and vocalist for Canadian pop group Walk Off the Earth, died in his sleep on Sunday, December 30. The band confirmed that that Taylor, a founding member of the group, died of natural causes.
“Mike had a love for life that was unmatched and a willingness to give that went beyond ordinary means,” the band said in a statement. “Our deepest sympathies are with his two children, whom he adored more than anything else in the world.”
— Walk off the Earth (@WalkOffTheEarth) December 31, 2018
Walk Off the Earth were scheduled to start a world tour today, December 31, with a New Year’s Eve date in Niagara Falls. The performance has been scheduled, and no announcement about future dates has been made at this time.
Rest in peace, Mike Taylor.