Sunday, February 19, 2012

Michael Greenhalgh RIP

Michael Greenhalgh photograph by Tim Irving
Michael Greenhalgh - A lovely boy
I was saddened to hear of the death of my friend, Michael Greenhalgh last week. Michael lived in the next village to me in Spain, we were neighbours for nine years. He was a highly talented racing driver and a very charming and funny man. He was a good cook, very handy with motorcycles, fluent in several languages and could build walls. He was an allround lovely boy. I photographed Michael racing in Europe over several years and became friends with him and his family. I even witnessed his driving at close quarters when he took me around a circuit in his Le Mans car. I shall forever be grateful to Michael for the experience, although I wouldn't want to repeat it, it was terrifying.

Michael died far too young, but I know he lived his life to the full and while he was here, he did have the time of his life. He brought joy and warmth to everyone that knew him. I send my sympathies to his Mum, Dad, Sister and Brother.

1 comment:

  1. Tim, I'm so very sorry you've lost your dear friend, this special young man who gave you new experiences and a fresh lens. My heart goes out to you and to his family, it truly does.



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