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Michael Stipe

Michael Stipe

American singer, songwriter, musician, film producer, music video director, and visual artist
John Michael Stipe was born in Decatur, Georgia, on January 4th, 1960. Since his father was in the military, they moved around a lot. In 1980, while he was attending the University of Georgia (studying painting and photography), he met Mike Mills, Peter Buck and Bill Berry.
BornJanuary 4, 1960
HometownDecatur, Georgia, United States of America
Net worth$75 million
Height5'9" (1.75m)
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Courtney Love remembers Kurt Cobain 29 years after his death

In a Thursday Instagram post, the Hole singer marked the 29th anniversary of her late husband's death. The Nirvana founder died by suicide on 5 April 1994 at the age of 27. Sharing a photo of Kurt's hands, taken by Michael Stipe during Kurt's life Courtney praised the "powerful photograph" for its depiction of her "twin flame" before adding, "It is one of the only images (or sounds/ tastes etc) that makes me miss him deeply. "But he chanted with me & often, & truly was moved by our Buddhist practice…”
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