Mike Mitchell, guitarist and founding member of '60s garage rock icons The Kingsmen, died on Friday (4/16) on his 77th birthday.
“We are deeply saddened by Mike’s passing. He was the kindest and most generous man on the planet,” said the band on their website. "Mike is irreplaceable and he will be greatly missed not only by us but the fans as well. Mike was a favorite for his kindness, comedic nature as well as his musicianship."