We regretfully announce the unexpected death of Michael David Clark, who passed away last 30 December at the age of 77. Mike has also been a contributor to Connessioni, so we would like to remember him.
Mike, Scottish by birth, arrived in Italy at the end of the sixties as a sound engineer of a band. He fell in love with Italy, where he then decided to live and where he created his beloved family.He always worked in the field of music, first as a DJ in the most iconic discos of the Riviera, and then as a music expert in one of the largest shops in Italy, Dimar in Rimini.
A specialised journalist and correspondent for the most respected entertainment industry’s magazines, he also collaborated with many pro-audio manufacturers, including Outline.
“During the last 30 years, Mike was the most precious resource for our r&d and marcomms departments, — Michele Noselli of Outline states.
“A brilliant, generous and extremely reliable person, Mike translated intricate patent texts for us, those we go the most proud of, doing it with surgical precision, elaborating the texts and making them essentially clear, hence effective, thanks to his ability to ask the right questions to refine the whole work… and he never got tired of calling you five, six times a day, only to deliver a flawless piece. And we always counted on him! We are sincerely and profoundly grateful for this. Ciao Mike, thank you for everything. Have a safe journey” — concludes Noselli.Mike is survived by his wife Daniela, daughter Virgina and two grandchildren, Gabriele and Giovanni. The funeral took place on Monday, 2 January, in the church of San Francesco inside the Rimini cemetery.
More info on Mike’s life is available in some renowned Italian local newspapers: