You remain in our hearts with love, gratitude, and deepest respect. We cherish very fond memories of your beautiful soul.
Happy birthday my fellow Aquarian.
You are forever loved and forever missed, but your beautiful voice and lyrics live on.
(Your ever so proud Step-Mother)
When we celebrate a birthday, we celebrate a precious birth that took place on a miracle day.
On 22nd January 1960 Michael Kelland Hutchence became part of that miracle of life. He became part of a lineage of parents, grandparents, great parents that stretches back in an unbroken line for thousands upon thousands of years. The miracle of Tiger Lily means that lineage is able to continue. Nothing is more precious than a birth, and each consecutive birthday is progressively more precious.
It is wonderful to celebrate Michael’s birthday today because it celebrates life, his life. We all wish he was here to celebrate as many birthdays as possible, but we totally dwell on the joy he brought his parents, step parent Susie, brother Rhett and sister Tina… and the joy he continues to bring us all that admire Michael and his incredibly uplifting music.
Michael, your birthday indeed is a wonderful day to celebrate with thankfulness the time you had, the time we had and the legacy we continue to feel from your art and your personhood.
Happy birthday Michael, and God rest you well.
The greatest message Michael has left us is the joy of his music, yet if he could turn back time, statistically he would tell a story of regret. Regret that he was stuck in a moment of no return.
Recently an article was published by a man who had jumped off The Golden Gate Bridge. Miraculously he survived. Hundreds have jumped to their death from the same bridge but of the few who have survived, they unanimously all agree on this one key, common experience, the minute they jumped they were instantly overcome with deep regret.
If Michael could speak today, he would want his weakest moment to be his strongest message. Life is so precious and yet sometimes dark despair befalls us. When it gets too much, as soon as possible confide in a close friend or seek professional help, and be very specific that you are feeling very fragile. Never take the step of no return, but rather listen to Michael speak, “It’s a step of deep regret. Your loved ones need you to live, so Live Baby Live”.
Michael you are so sadly missed, always loved, always remembered, never forgotten.
Remembered, loved and missed every day, but particular poignance on the 21st anniversary of losing such a shining star and beautiful soul.
Susie Hutchence at Michael’s Memorial Site in Sydney
Wishing you a wonderful birthday. We hope your day is very special, filled with fun and surrounded with love from family and friends.
We hope you’re having a big party wherever you are. You’ll never be forgotten.
Twenty years ago Michael’s family and friends joined together to sail
around Sydney Harbour for an evening of mutual support, sharing
memories and their love for Michael. It was Michael’s 38th birthday
and everyone was still coming to terms with their loss. No one could
possibly forget that night. While the atmosphere ebbed from melancholy
reflection to initial healing moments of awkward laughter, there was
an unspoken emptiness, a numbness, a huge hole had been left in
everyone’s life that seemed unimaginable, unthinkable a mere two
months before. It was a heartbreaking situation, contemplating a world
without Michael Hutchence. No more jovial greetings, spontaneous
phone messages, impish grins, philosophical discourses, no more
creative songs, no more passionate performances. All that Michael had
ever achieved, spoken, written, the love he gave to others, the
attentive ear, the hug, the kisses, were now his legacy that would
remain in hearts as priceless memories. With the passage of time, we
have hopefully learned to focus more on the memories with a grateful
heart, than the grief of loss. So with an uplifted and grateful heart
we say happy 58th birthday, dear Michael.