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Michael Hadley Epstein

October 15, 1954 - August 16, 2021

Services Date August 22, 2021

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Terrill Aaron Closs

Posted on:
August 22, 2021

Oh, Michael. You were such a beautiful human. I just read your obituary and it was beautiful, yet heartbreaking, too. I remember the last time I saw you and Scott. It was the summer of 2018, I believe. You two were preparing to move to Century City, and you invited me to your yard sell. It was so nice getting that moment alone to speak with you and catch up. You always made me feel like I was important and loved. You and Scott both have. I come from a slightly different world than you two, but I never felt that difference when with you two. You both always embraced me with tight hugs, sometimes a few in one visit, lol, and it was great. I'll always hold that dear, and will certainly continue to pay that forward to everyone I meet as well. Michael, I don't know what drove you to take your own life, but I wish you hadn't. You have so much love here, and I'd like to think that maybe I could've said something inappropriate to make you laugh and make you wanna stay here, if only for one or two more days. Whatever your reason for leaving was, I just hope that you're now at peace and in no more pain. Because someone who brought so much peace, easy and love to so many people, more than deserves those three things while resting on the shores of the afterlife. I pray God gives you some fabulous wings, and casts you in the reboot of Touched By An Angel. We met on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in Studio City, and you were the very first friend (and one of the kindest) that I met after I moved here 20 days prior. It was an honor to be even a small part of your fabulous life, Michael. Rest easy, my friend. And tell my fairy godmother Whitney [Houston] I said hi. Love, Terrill <3