RIP Micky Fitz of The Business; GBH, Sick of It All, Bouncing Souls, more pay tribute
According to many bands who knew him, Michael "Micky Fitz" Fitzsimmons of the Business has sadly lost the battle with cancer.
Sick of It All say:
We're all very saddened to hear of the passing of a major influence and good friend, Mickey Fitz of the Business. No one embodied the bridge that connects punk to Oi to hardcore as well as he did. We thoroughly enjoyed the bond we formed with the Business back in '95 in Lincoln, Nebraska, when fate brought us together. The vigor Mickey brought to a room (and of course to the stage,) was unforgettable, and his sheer enthusiasm for life, music (and football!) set him apart from most. Rest In Peace, brother. I hold my pint glass high in your honor!!!
Armand & Sick Of It All
Agnostic Front posted:
Our deepest condolences to the family of one of our heroes and a lifetime friend, RIP Micky Fitz ... Loud, Proud, & Punk!!! Nothing better than The Business!!! Our voice of a revolution... You will be truly missed but never forgotten!
A big RIP to the legend Mickey Fitz.We'll miss your cheeky grin and funny stories. Till next time brother, say hullo to our friends up there and save a space on a stage for us. We'll enjoy your music till then X
Bouncing Souls said:
RIP Mickey Fitz, thanks for the music. The Business has always been a big influence on us and will reverberate for generations of punks and skins to come. Oi! Oi!
Blanks 77 write:
RIP Mickey Fitz. We had the honor of playing with the Business many times. Wherever you are we hope you're drinking with Lemmy and Bowie and knocking over some tables! We're loud proud and punk!
Street Dogs wrote:
Today we learned of the passing of a friend, a legendary singer and songwriter Micky Fitz of The Business. We ask that you keep his family and friends in your prayers tonight.
Micky Fitz was without question one of the most important and exceptional street punk singers ever and his voice led the charge of The Business. Who without a doubt are a pioneering band in Oi/Street Punk. The Business are in a league of their own and have and will continue to influence street punk bands for forever and a day. They have been and will continue to have a huge influence on the Street Dogs. Finally in our humble estimation Micky Fitz was an integral part of The Business and we mourn his loss and he will be sorely missed.
Dead Kennedys say:
RIP - Mickey Fitz. We shared the same stage with The Business many times. He was always a great front man and greater person.
We are very heartbroken to hear that our dear friend Micky Fitz has passed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his entire family and band mates. The Oi community has lost one of its greatest ambassadors....love ya pal - R.I.P
Rest in Peace, Micky.