Last night for the second year in a row I stood here in Dallas on top of the parking garage rooftop and thought of you just before lunch time in Sydney, Nov 22. Far far away from where I used to spend this day.
I stood here, finally on the other side of the world and spoke to you, just I did every year in australia since 1997. 23 years feels more like 16,
The gifts you gave me are priceless and those years long ago feel so close, frozen in time in my heart and memory; and every year on this day you make me smile that little bit more than normal & take me back to a very special time.
You must be so happy to know that the world remembers you for who and what you were,,, not for the headlines. Your friends, family and fans washed the headlines away with their happy stories many years ago.
It just makes me happy to think of you smiling. And I'm happy to tell you that I finally made it (You know what I mean).
For everything you are,
Everything you gave me,
And Everything you continue to give me....
You're the best Hutch,,,
R.I.P,,, Live Forever....
I wish I had known Michael Hutchence now that I have read so many books about him, and watched so many interviews, movies, and tv specials about him. There is obviously so very much more to the man than what you can share on paper or video. To have known him, befriended him, or just to have shared space in this world with this remarkably beautiful, sensitive, brilliant, unfettered, sensual, and compassionate human being, would have been a blessed thing for me.
He was so much more than what I first saw and listened to in the mid-‘80’s, when my jaw dropped to the floor the first time I experienced the “Need You Tonight” video on MTV. It was so easy to be captivated by this man who looked and moved unlike any person I had ever seen before, and his come hither grin in that video, still to this day, sets my old heart on fire. There was something about him that was so incredibly different. As I discovered more INXS music and more videos, Michael’s charisma, sensuality, and youthful exuberance were uplifting, and breathed life into my otherwise dull existence. He was a captivating man and when he was on my TV screen I couldn’t look away. I listened to my INXS cd’s non stop and still have the various mixed tapes that I made for my car and my Walkman.
I was lucky enough to see INXS in concert in Philadelphia, March 1991 for the X Factor tour and am proud to say that at least I was in the same building one time in my life with this remarkable man. It was by far the best concert I ever attended both because of the incredible integrity and professionalism of INXS and Michael’s unmatchable stage presence. I was completely swept off of my feet along with everyone else in the audience, and by the end of the concert my usually restrained self had screamed herself hoarse, unable to resist Michael’s charms, tossing hair, and sexy vocals. He was sex on legs and I swear he had every girl and woman firmly in his pocket that night.
When I heard that Michael had died and read about the circumstances surrounding his death, I turned away. I didn’t know what we know now about his terrible struggles. I didn’t know who he truly was besides a gloriously talented rock God blessed with a unique voice and the most gorgeous hair I had ever seen on any human being, and who was now deceased at a young age like so many other rock personalities. I hadn’t even scraped the surface of the deep waters the made up Michael’s inner self. How could I, a mere fan, do so? With Michael’s death, INXS and their music sadly faded away into the background of my life.
With the publication of Tina Hutchence’s books and Richard Lowenstein’s movie “Mystify”, I was reunited with my love of INXS’s music and was introduced to the “real” Michael, or as close as I could get through books, a movie, and videos. With the acquisition of Richard Simpkin’s book I gained another perspective about Michael, presented lovingly by a true and dear fan. This Michael Hutchence was a person, just like you and me, who although he could probably have walked on water, was still humble, sometimes insecure, and experienced all of the typical emotions that we do. He wasn’t a god up on a pedestal or a pretty face on a Rolling Stone magazine cover. He was a real person and fame and fortune often obscure this. The media paints their own picture. Fans paint their own picture. The man himself gets blurred and becomes a figment of our imagination. Without these loving tributes by those who knew him best, the true man is lost.
I am so glad that people who knew Michael intimately have shared him with the world. I am so grateful for their candid photos, their retelling of personal stories and conversations, and their setting the record straight regarding Michael’s last few years and moments here with us. Without their sharing these precious memories, I would never have had a glimpse into the soul of this marvelously talented and beautiful man.
I am so grateful for these tribute pages and the people who share everything “Michael” on a daily basis. Although I can never really know Michael, this is as close as I will get, and for that , I will be eternally grateful. He was just so much more of everything and I am so fortunate to have been able to share this earth even for a short time, with a man like Michael Hutchence.
RIP dear Michael.You will never be forgotten.
You were such a talented artist who brought many people great joy with your music. Gone but never forgotten ❤️
Been listening to your music a lot lately. Been a crazy year and in this crazy year your feel good music, like the song new sensation is what I need sometimes when everything in this year has been so negative and bleak. I miss you Michael. Come here every year at this time to let you know you’ll never be forgotten by me. Your music got me through a lot in my life and continues to this day. I can’t thank you enough for that. Miss you .
I remember the day you left us just like it was yesterday. It felt like someone had stubbed me, a cruel pain deep inside my heart. I lost a friend, a partner in crime, a master, someone who inspired me. I'll never forget you Michael and I'll put effort into spreading your music. Love you forever, Cristina.
May your music be heard in heaven till the end of the days.
Hope your at peace now darling.
Love to your sister Tina, brother Rhett, Dear Tiger Lilly and all your family..
You will never be forgotten Angel..
I never got to see INXS in person, my regret. The Charismatic, Sexy, Sensitivity of your personality will always be missed. I listen to your music all day long, and in the Dark of night, its playing in my head. You truly Mystified us all, and continue too! We Love your Precious Heart. I hope to meet you on The Stairs in Heaven. By the way Heavenly Hirrani Tiger Lily looks just like You!! Your songs and legacy will always be By my Side! Thank you.
What an amazing Man, singer and poet.
I never got to see them live but still listen to his music today.
Micheal I never got to see you perform but you live on in my heart and you are forever missed 💔 ♥️♥️
Remembered on this day by many fans. A talent that is unforgettable and can never be forgotten or replaced. Your music touched my heart in so many ways, when I was going through very rough times in my life, especially the loss of my
Mom. I’d listen to your music everyday and it got me through the hard times. I still listen to it today singing along. Thank you for your music. Your memory will live on for many years to come. You’ll always be my shining star! You’re the best! Keep Rocking in Heaven!
Love from your number one fan!
Always and forever
But so glad you left an awesome amount of music.
Gary and Ian - UK
Shine Like It Does ✌
We still miss you every day after 23 years already now...May your shining star shine bright every day further and we hope you may rest in peace. Further your music will be heard every day all around the world. We realize we lost a talented gifted kind man. R.I.P. Michael. You will be remembered forever and you're in our hearts!
See you in heaven maybe someday:-)
Natasja from Holland