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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
On Saturday, 30th October, 2017, a group of professional musicians met in a London studio to pay tribute to Michael Kelland Hutchence in the 20th year since he died. The song they have chosen to perform was reportedly Michael’s favourite from the ‘Elegantly Wasted’ album. INXS performed the song ‘Searching’ at the 10th ARIA Music Awards of 1996. It became one of Michael’s most definitive live television performances where he seems to give it his all… Read more
To mark and commemorate Michael’s passing 20 years ago we have added some new messages of his dearest friends. We do trust you will enjoy reading lovely anecdotes and touchingly funny stories from some of Michael’s nearest and dearest. We could not include all of his legion of friends but feel the ones we have posted humanise the legend, giving the reader an insight into the brilliantly funny sensitive and generous soul that was Michael Hutchence…. Read more
Missed today and every day since the world lost your beautiful soul. Your loving step-mother Susie
Isn’t that hard to imagine Michael as a middle aged man? We all have a lasting impression of Michael in the prime of life, young, ambitious, creative, experienced and seasoned in his music craft with a professionalism that is still held in highest respect and awe by some of the greatest performers of this age. Michael will always remain thus in our thoughts. His rich music legacy and endearment has been so enduring that incredible figures… Read more
The 22nd day of November has become a day to celebrate Michael’s life achievements at MichaelHutchence.org, rather than focusing on the enormous sorrow and impact of such an unfathomable loss. Yet Michael’s untimely death was followed by a succession of sad and tragic consequences. His passing broke the hearts of so many, particularly those who were closest to Michael. It is one of life’s hardest realities, seemingly too often overlooked, that those closest to us sometimes… Read more
It’s hard to believe it has been nineteen years since your father and I sat down to dinner. We laughed and joked as you regaled us with stories of your life in U.K. You spoke of Paula, Tiger and her sisters with such love and affection it touched our hearts. The news the next morning forever shattered that idyll. On a different note, along with Bowie and Prince I am sure you have welcomed another great into the… Read more
Thinking of you today and every single day since you departed this realm. All love, Susie
This memorable celebration date for Michael, January 22nd, rolls around each year with seemingly continued rapidity. His 38th birthday is still vivid in my mind when Michael’s family, INXS band colleagues and closest friends met to commemorate his short but amazing life. You can read of that memorable afternoon and evening in the Ashes Ceremony article. In recent years Michael’s legendary music has continued to grow in reputation with amazing sales taking place in his homeland,… Read more
100 hundred years ago this year Kelland’s father, Frank, a ship’s captain in the Royal Merchant Navy was risking life and limb transporting Australian soldiers to the frontline. A descendent from such a brave and strong man is destined to be of the same stock, strong in character, a leader, and defender of the vulnerable. Michael’s Dad was every bit that man. Kelland Hutchence who we remember with great affection embarked on his eternal journey on… Read more