It left everyone stunned and saddened the disappearance of Michele Merlo, the twenty-eight-year-old singer who attended the talent show Friends by Maria De Filippi in 2017 with the stage name Mike Bird. He died after being hit by a cerebral hemorrhage and leaving the world of music and the Italian public speechless. And, now, the sad time has come to celebrate the funeral.
It took some time before we set a date to be able to give a final farewell to Mike Bird. First of all it was necessary to proceed with one autopsy to establish the causes of death. To determine the disappearance of Michele was officially a fulminant leukemia, which triggered the fatal cerebral hemorrhage. Little did they help the visit to the emergency room, where he went personally, and the operation carried out urgently at the Maggiore hospital in Bologna with admission to intensive care.
Organizing everything down to the smallest detail to allow Michele Merlo’s loved ones and all his numerous supporters to say goodbye to the artist for the last time must not have been easy. The funeral home will be set up on Wednesday 16 June at the Pantheon of the Certosa di Bologna and will be accessible from 9 to 16.
The funeral, on the other hand, will be held in Michele’s hometown. The function will be held on Friday 18 June at 5 pm in Rosà, Vicenza, at Villa Marchiorello, Località Ca ‘Minotto. Family members have made it known that they will give updates on any charitable initiatives which will be undertaken in honor of the singer and which will be donated to AIL, the Italian association against leukemia.
Many have been i vip, including Maria De Filippi, and alumni of Friends who, in recent days, have expressed their condolences. Among these also Emma Marrone who, during her concert at the Verona Arena held the night before her death, had made a dedication and sang a song for her colleague she had coached at Friends.
The pain for the loss of Michele is great. His memory, his cheerfulness and his wonderful voice will remain indelible in memory e in the hearts of his loved ones and of all those who have learned to appreciate his humility and character.