Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mike Taylor, Keyboardist for Burlington, Ont.-Based Walk off the Earth, Dies

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Mike Taylor, Keyboardist for Burlington, Ont.-Based Walk off the Earth, Dies

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Walk off the Earth pianist Mike Taylor dies

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BURLINGTON, Ont. - The Burlington, Ont.-based band Walk off the Earth has announced the death of keyboardist and vocalist Mike Taylor.

In a post on various social media sites Sunday evening, the band says Taylor died "peacefully from natural causes last night in his sleep."

His bandmates express their "deepest sympathies" for Taylor's two children and ask for privacy for his family.

"It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother and band member, Mike 'Beard Guy' Taylor," the post stated.

"Mike had a love for life that was unmatched and a willingness to give that went beyond ordinary means."

Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward also expressed her condolences on Twitter, calling Taylor's death a "tragic loss. …

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