RIP Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor

I rarely post about someone leaving us here on earth but last nights news hit this family pretty hard. Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor, keyboardist and vocalist in Walk Off the Earth, has died, the band has confirmed. It's hard because as a family watching music videos on a Friday night we bumped into this band for the first time. We became instant fans and Beard Guy was by far a big reason for that, the man oozed cool.

"It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother and band member, Mike 'Beard Guy' Taylor. Mike had a love for life that was unmatched and a willingness to give that went beyond ordinary means. He passed peacefully from natural causes last night in his sleep. Our deepest sympathies are with his two children, whom he adored more than anything else in the world. We ask for privacy for his family in this trying time."

Walk off the Earth is a Canadian indie pop band, known for their well-crafted cover songs on YouTube as well as originals including recent single "Fifth Avenue," was scheduled to perform on New Year's Eve in Niagara Falls for CBC before kicking off a world tour.

On Christmas Mike left all of us one more gift.

"hands down my favorite Christmas song" Mike "The Beard Guy" such a blow and this family thanks you for bring us some joy we will miss you. 


  1. Yes, I saw this news on CBC. Although Walk Off the Earth is a Canadian band, I must confess I had not heard of it or Mike Taylor before. Thanks for filling me in. It's very tragic to go so suddenly and so young.

    1. you really should check out some of there video's they use everyday items as well as instruments to play songs. Rather amazing if you ask me.


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