As my dear friend Helena has expressed, I cannot believe it has been ten years since we lost the sweet soul that was Michael Hutchence. I can add little to the avalanche of beautiful tributes and loving words that appear on the Memorial website. I can however give thanks for having Michael in my life, albeit for a much shorter time than I would have wanted, and I also give thanks for his beautiful father, my husband Kell, also taken from me prematurely.
I would also like to take this opportunity of thanking all the devoted fans, some of whom I met yesterday, Saturday 24th November, at the Memorial Service and at the Concert for their love and dedication to Michael and his music. A special thanks to Silmara from Brazil as the originator of the “Calling all Nations” flags tribute to Michael and to all those who helped coordinate it. They looked simply stunning displayed at the site and at the concert. Also thanks to Angela and Karen Rose for arranging the Memorial Concert to honour the man and his music.
I cannot let this anniversary go by without expressing my and the fans all around the world’s gratitude, to Mario and Jacqui Ferrari and (Dennis) Ian Patterson for their tireless and generous contribution to Michael’s Memorial site. I think the fans will agree it is a beautiful contemplative place to visit.
I am sure you will all agree our shining star has achieved immortality.