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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 04:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to brianmay.com, Michelle Bruheim from Norway has died. For those of you who don't know her, she quit her studies before the tour, took a loan of 5000 UK pounds and saw about every gig of this tour except for the Italian gigs and the summer outdoor tour. In late April she even managed to persuade Danny Miranda to hire her (but I'm not sure how this actually ended).

For many reasons I hated her behaviour but for many reasons I also admired her. She will definitely be missed, she was the symbol of this tour.

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was she the girl with black hair who was smoking cigarrettes all the time? The one who was waiting for the band at the barrier behind the venue in Leipzig with you?


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm speachles...

I did not know Michelle that long. We met for the first time in Brixton and then enjoyed eachtohers company at about a dozen of shows, backstage gates and hotels that followed...

Indeed she was a true fan. She lived for Queen and got the best job any fan could wish for. So incredibly sad that that job now caused her life to come to an end.

I can not believe this. Wednesdaymorning we still sent eachother a couple of e-mails. She was obviously very busy but very happy.

She was way too young to leave us.
She will be missed...

My thoughts go out to her family and friends. May they find the strength to carry the heavy burden of this loss.

"So I raise my glass
In a last goodbye.
Sleep in peace my friend."

(Oh and Martin: she did not miss the summer tour entirely... She was with us in Arnhem.)

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 06:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hank - yes, that was her, she was unfortunately also a heavy smoker. I met her for the first time in Vienna, we chatted a lot, it was cool. Then after some more gigs something changed... there were some things I couldn't understand... but nevermind.

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 06:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Poor child, will be missed a lot.

I too did not agree with some of the things she did, but admired her nonetheless for having the courage of actually DOING what most of us would just dream about.

She was so young ad so passionate, and most of the time totally alone in her passion and her determination, I think.

I only met her once, in Dublin, at the band's hotel after the show. I'll always regret not being able to help her after she had to say goodbye to Brian - so desperate as she was, nothing we could say would comfort her.

Goodbye, child.

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is very sad news. I only met Michelle very briefly in Munich but she is on literally hundreds of tour photos I have. Everybody knew her, she was quite a character. It's hard to believe that she is dead.

There was more to her life than the Queen 2005 tour but for us she will always be remembered as the biggest fan on this tour. My thoughts are with her family, it's incredibly hard to lose a child.

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i've never heard about her-what did she do that you didn't like?
do you know why did she die?

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There were times when she was extremely generous and there were times when she was like "I want it all and I want it now" (and for free). Controversial and not really a person I would like to stay with for more than a couple of hours. But she was a symbol of the tour and won't be forgotten.

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh i see.but why was she the symbol of the tour?what's so special about her?

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

She attended about 22 gigs which I think is a record for this tour. Vern from Queennline attended also around 20 gigs, don't know how many exactly.

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

R.I.P. Michelle...

We met at the Arnhem gig, she was trying to feed her Jack Daniels to the Japanese lookalike.... :-)

She's no.5 on my list already of young people I knew or met (all queen fans) who died in the past 7 years.... ranging from 19 to 38 years in age. A shock everytime time...
It reminds me again and again about how precious live is, and how short it can be/is...
But I'd rather be reminded about that in another way than this...

PS Christian from Austria also did 20 concerts sofar, Aruba will be his 21st...


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 08:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

R.I.P :'(


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well does anyone knows what was the cause of death ? I mean she was born in 1986 and even if you;re a heavy smoker this can't be the cause of your death can it ?

Well she'll be missed!! I met her briefely at the gates at the Hamburg gig! RIP darling....


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 09:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

S van der Veen wrote:

Well does anyone knows what was the cause of death ? I mean she was born in 1986 and even if you;re a heavy smoker this can't be the cause of your death can it ?

Well she'll be missed!! I met her briefely at the gates at the Hamburg gig! RIP darling....


She had an accident at work.

Saw her in the Pub at Wembley........this is awful.


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Please, people: Martin's first post clearly states that there is an official announcement on Brian May's website. If you are so interested in what has happened, why not take the effort to take a look over there? It says everything you need to know.


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 09:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

She was with us at all of the UK shows and I saw her in Arnhem too. We have been texting about Aruba and America and now this.................. Shock.

RIP Michelle.

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 09:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Michelle RIP - so sad!

Met her many times on this tour & got lots of text-messages from her!

She was always jealous that I did attend the 4 spring-shows she could not go to (Milan, Firenze, Pesaro, Basel)

Let's see it this way (and i guess she will see it that way too) she hangs out with Freddie now!

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i didnt even know her, but im still saddened.
she seemed to be a very lucky and sweet girl.
too young to die... RIP, hon.


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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm just shocked to hear this. I met Michelle in Vienna, like Mr. Scully. I hope you don't mind I write the whole story here, I just tend to write a lot and now it seems like a good moment so you all get the idea of how she was.

I had just seen Queen live for the first time, for me traveling from Mexico, it was quite an accomplishment. It was really late at night and I didn't have a place to stay (I had just arrived that day from Budapest with the guys from the hungarian queen fan club and I hadn't booked a room - btw I don't speak german). She told me about how insecure were the train stations and that I should find a hostal, she told me about her hostal having rooms available and I tagged along with her (maybe she saved my life, god only know what would have been of me that night). We had dinner and chatted for a while and I couldn't believe the energy of this little girl and her almost insane love for Queen.

We travelled together from Vienna to Munich in hungarian fan Miklos' car and had a blast. They were argueing all the time, but in a fun way. She wanted to go to Olympiahalle as soon as we arrived to Munich (about noon) just to be the first on the queue. We thought she was kidding but no, she REALLY HAD to be there. She couldn't wait. Having already seen the band about 6 or 7 times she still didn't want to miss a second. We took her all the way to the venue (on the other side of the city) and then returned to look for the hotel Miklos had booked (the reservation was no good, but that's another story, hehe :) ).

I had a long talk with Michelle in Prague about her so called obsession with Queen and then it just hit me: Queen WAS HER LIFE!. I mean, she'd been in almost every public appearance of Brian and Roger since 2002 and she didn't hesitate to do it again every single time. In Prague, she wanted to go the band's hotel way past midnight (we arrived very late to our hotel, right in front of Sazka Arena). The guy from the hotel could not believe it. She just wanted to know how to get there. There was really no public transportation at that time but she still wanted to go. I persuaded her to wait till the morning and she did. She left for the hotel at 6 am.

It was in Prague also when I witnessed a real moment of joy for her. We met all the guys from the band (I only missed Paul) outside of their hotel. In all this years, she had never met Roger and she did in Prague. I took her picture and it's a great picture. I tried to send her the picture by email but her inbox was full even a month after those gigs. I don't believe she ever saw that picture and I'm really sad about it. I should have tried to send it to her after that but I forgot about it. Now, she'll never see it. :(

On the other hand, it was really funny because she told Roger she was attending 28 concerts. He was really surprised and said: "28!! I'M not attending that many!!" and laughed. Then he said she was crazy and touched her forehead with the black marker he was using to give autographs. If you pay attention you can see a black dot in her forehead. Just look at her, so happy, so full of life. We only met briefly and also had some differences, but I can't believe she's gone and she'll be missed.

She was an inspiration, she was the ULTIMATE QUEEN FAN.

Rest in peace, Michelle...

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Posted: 19 Aug 05, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks so much for posting that story. I remember her telling me that story about Roger. I am so sad that she may have never seen that picture of her and Roger.