, 01.20.2020 02:40 PM

My friend Mike

Someone asked me if I was okay. I said yes. Why, I asked?

They said Mike Sloan was gone.

Now I’m not okay anymore.

I was with him just a few days ago at his apartment in London. I brought him a bottle of Veuve Cliquot and we laughed and talked and posed with his cat Chub. We talked about getting together in Toronto.

And now he’s gone.

Why did he become famous, and so admired? Because he faced death with unrelenting courage and ferocity. He laughed at it. He never blinked.

I am so, so sad that my friend is gone. He was a huge source of strength for me during 2019, when it felt like nothing would ever get better.

I was so grateful to him, for that, and for his bravery.

Remember Mike. I will.


  1. I’m very sorry for your loss and that of the family.

  2. Scott Bowman says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We all knew it was coming, but it doesn’t make it easier for his friends. Death only ends the life, not the relationship. My condolences, Warren.

  3. Pamela Ingold says:

    I will miss his posts so much. Judging from his final tweets, it was getting pretty rough. RIP Mike and thanks for inspiring us with your humour and bravery…

  4. Kim Bechtel says:

    Thanks for virtually introducing Mike to your followers. I have moved by his tweets. I am so sorry you have lost a good friend. That sucks.

  5. Corinne says:

    So sad. He always said he would leave on his own terms.
    He did ❤️

  6. Gyor says:

    My Condolences

  7. Harold Carr says:

    You were a good friend, I hope he continues to give you strength and continued faith in humanity, as he did in myself.

  8. Nasty Bob says:

    I was going to say take comfort that he is in a place where the poor , who he advocated for , are ,at last, equal to the rich… but on second thought I think he is in a place where the only currency that actually matters is how much one worked to make the world better for others . In the end he passed on with a fat wallet indeed .

  9. PAM LEVY says:

    I was sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. Good to know that his beloved Chub has a home. It would have been an honour to call him a friend. Sorry for your loss.

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