Sad news. I met Mike a couple of times while visiting his shop. Man, he was friendly and a gracious host. My father bought me my first nice cue directly from Mike. Mike let my father pick out 3 different It's George cues and take them home 2 hours away so I could hit with them to pick my favorite.
I will never forget that first day I visited Mike and Bill. Mike was so proud of the cases and cues they were making.