KISS singer Paul Stanley has posted a new tweet on his verified Twitter account and shared his condolences after the death of the Cleveland-based musician Michael Stanley.
Michael Stanley was one of the most famous musicians of Cleveland and considered as one of the pioneers who introduced the ‘Heartland rock’ genre to the world in the ’80s. After he decided to stay away from making music, he became the host of ‘PM Magazine’ on WJW Chanel 8 and played ABC’s television sitcom named ‘The Drew Carey Show.’
After being diagnosed with lung cancer seven months ago, he lost his battle with that disease at the age of 72. According to the official statement of the authorities, Michael has died in his sleep on March 5, 2021.
After hearing the bad news, Paul took his official Twitter account and mourned his namesake by revealing that he and Michael were not related despite they were sharing the same surname. He also referenced the final letter of Michael which was released on Cleveland’s 98.5 WNCX’s website.
Here is what Paul Stanley wrote about Michael:
“RIP Michael Stanley. No relation to me, was a Cleveland legend. A musician & songwriter who could pack arenas. He then transitioned into a radio personality. A bright light & warm soul. His letter to his fans before his death says it all. Such grace.”
And here is the last-ever letter of the Cleveland-based star before his death:
“Hey gang… Well, if you’re reading this then I am off to catch up with that big club tour in the sky. But before the bus pulls out I wanted to thank all of you for being a part of my musical journey… Somebody once said that if you love your job then it’s not really work.
And if that’s true (and I definitely think it is) then I have been happily out of work for over 50 years! Sure it would have been nice if this had all lasted a bit longer but my time on this mortal coil has been blessed with great family, friends, and coworkers and you can’t ask for much more than that! Take care of yourself and each other and remember, now more than ever: It’s your world… pay attention! Peace.”
You can check out the tweet right below.
RIP MICHAEL STANLEY… No relation to me, was a Cleveland legend. A musician & songwriter who could pack arenas. He then transitioned into a radio personality. A bright light & warm soul. His letter to his fans before his death says it all. Such grace. https://t.co/GFRBwQjDqh
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) March 6, 2021