Your loving stepmother,
Your loving stepmother,
With the passing of time, there is no diminishing of Michael’s luminescence. He has left us all with an enduring legacy of timeless music. Clearly illustrating this is the 2022 release of the endearing movie, “The In Between”. One of Michael’s and Andrew’s most celebrated songs is integral to the movie and reprises continue throughout. Nor should we be surprised at this as there is a very long list of films over the past 35 years where Michael’s distinctive vocals, melodies and lyrics bring warmth and charm.
We often reflect back to his 38th birthday where at sunset on Sydney Harbour, in a moment of calm weather aboard the “Ambience” yacht, we said our final goodbyes to Michael. We then took comfort together in raising a glass and singing “Happy Birthday dear Michael”. We can collective take comfort wherever you are in these troubled times, and celebrate together today, dear Michael Hutchence’s 63rd birthday. Perhaps you will meet with others, either online or in person and celebrate with us a beautiful day, the day precious Michael Kelland Hutchence was born.
Happy birthday, dearest Michael!
It’s been twenty-five years since we lost a loving son, father, brother, uncle and step-son. The world lost a creative force way way before his time. The passage of time has in no way diminished our profound sense of loss.
We will never stop loving and missing you our dearest Michael.
A loving step-mother
And another tumultuous year rolls around without you. Happy 62nd birthday my dearest step-son. If you were still with us I’m sure you would be as ever, impossibly handsome and talented and a very proud father.
I’m afraid your sensitive heart would bleed for many of the sins perpetrated against mankind and the planet. Forever loved and missed.
It’s been 24 years since the wold lost a beautiful, talented and sensitive soul. Michael, we will never stop missing your precious presence.
Your loving step-mother Susie
19 years we have not celebrated together, but you are celebrated in my heart always and forever.
Your loving wife
Birthdays are absolutely joyous days to celebrate where God has blessed the world with a new and precious life. The greater the blessing a life is to the world, how much greater is that birthday celebration. As with all great artists, the joy they shared lingers long after their time here and continues to sound for generations to come.
So today absolutely celebrate with a grateful spirit for the caring and creative spirit, a gem of a person as well as an amazing musician, Michael Kelland John Hutchence who was born on this day, 61 years ago.
Happy birthday dear Michael, love, joy and peace.
We are deeply saddened to to hear of the passing of Chris Murphy, long time manager of INXS who played an integral part in INXS’s meteoric rise to fame and instigated many years of highly successful INXS promotions. We extend our sincere condolences and prayers to Chris’ wife, Caroline, his children, as well as to the band and close professional colleagues in the music industry. Chris was a passionate INXS band manager and will remain a part of Australian popular music history.
Today is always very melancholy and reflective as we are always going to miss our dear friend, Kelland Hutchence who left this life on 12 December 2002.
In our hearts and minds we hear his laughter, his kind and thoughtful words, we remember his caring spirit. We see his smile and we are at least reassured that our sad loss has definitely been heaven’s blessed gain.
God bless and rest you well, dearest Kell. Our world is not the same without you but we will meet again one day.
It’s November in Sydney and the beautiful Jacaranda blossoms again. Oblivious of the travails that have beset our world in the intervening twelve months. Fire, flood, drought, global pandemic, social and political unrest. And yet here again she showers her beautiful purple haze, and reminds us of that fateful November day 23 years ago when the world lost a beautiful and talented soul. Forever loved and forever missed.
The happiest I ever saw Michael was at his house in the South of France, where he was in his element, safe from the critical eye of the rest of the world, he could be himself, entertaining friends and family, telling stories, laughing, creating. That’s the memory of Michael I cherish the most – I wish more people could have seen that side of him.
Saskia Post – Saskia Steenkamer was born in Martinez, California in 1961. Her Dutch parents moved between America and Japan, before settling in Australia in 1975. At high school she studied acting and singing and after completing high school she spent a year attending acting workshops and dance classes in Sydney.
Saskia then commenced a degree course in drama and arts at the University of New South Wales but gave it up after twelve months to attend a full-time course at The Drama Studio in 1981. Shortly after completing the course she obtained her first television role as Julianna Sleven, a Dutch refugee, in The Sullivans, an Australian drama television series about an average middle-class Melbourne family and the effect World War II had on their lives.
Post moved to Melbourne and worked on the series for twelve months before leaving in 1984 to take part in the John Duigan film, “One Night Stand”, where she played Eva, a Czech-born bank teller. In 1985, Post appeared in the AFI Award winning film Bliss, as Honey Barbara’s daughter.
This was followed in 1986 with a feature role in the Richard Lowenstein film Dogs In Space, a slice-of-life portrait of an odd assortment of characters populating a ramshackle house and Melbourne’s punk “Little Band” music scene in 1978. Saskia played Anna, the girlfriend of Sam (Michael Hutchence). She also made a cameo in Haydn Keenan’s film “Going Down” in 1982.
SaskiaPost also appeared in numerous stage productions in Melbourne and Sydney including “Hating Alison Ashley”, “Salome”, “Endgrain, “Train to “Transcience, “Could I Have this Dance?”, “In Angel Gear”, “Figures in Glass”, “Skin” and “Vincent in Brixton”. She also worked as an Transpersonal Art Therapist and educator.
Saskia passed away on 16th March 2020 in the Alfred Hospital ICU from a cardiac arrest.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the founding member of British post-punk band Gang of Four.
Andy and his beautiful wife Catherine Mayer were great friends of Michael and Paula. He co-produced with Danny Saber Michael’s solo album.
He and Catherine are god-parents of Heavenly Hiraani TigerLily. I had the absolute privilege of spending time with Andy and Catherine during my many trips to London to see my step grand-daughter.
A gentleman through and through, Andy was also extremely erudite and of course musically, one of the greats of our time. My heart goes out to Catherine, the family and of course the band.
He will be missed more than words can say.
The world is not a better place since your passing. Greed and war have all but destroyed our planet.
Yet thru the gloom and lies sparks growth.
I feel you’re loved more now than ever.
The way your music passes the test of time highlights the talent you continue to shine.
What a wonderful gift to the world.
I will be blasting you all day, bringing hundreds of wonderful, and funny memories, and I imagine tears for your early loss.
And what some may see as a loss, I see as a gain, in having known and shared soo much with you, the highs the lows, the laughter and tears, brotherly insight, brotherly advice and brotherly love, lots and lots of brotherly love.
Today is the celebration of you, your life.
Thank you for that
A journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, internationally renowned lead-singer of INXS, a complex and shy man who spent much of his life in the public eye, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends. Rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael Hutchence himself, portray his life from the beginning of his fractured family background to the peaks of rock stardom and down into the depths after a freak accident in Copenhagen seriously affected his ability to deal with his unravelling personal and professional life. A feature-length theatrical documentary written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, director of the majority of both INXS and Michael’s music videos and the 1986 feature film, Dogs in Space, in which Michael played the lead.
Visit the the Mystify website to find out where you can order or stream the Michael Hutchence documentary.