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Michael Hadley Epstein

October 15, 1954 - August 16, 2021

Services Date August 22, 2021

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Posted by:
Al Clark

Posted on:
January 8, 2022

I am so saddened and sorry to read this about Michael Epstein. I've known Michael since June 1986 when he lived in a nice condo (all glass mirrors inside his unit) off of Melrose Avenue in Hancock Park. Michael was so sweet to have taken me out to dinner at least a dozen times between the summer of 1986 to 1989 to some very exquisite restaurants in the West Hollywood/ Melrose area that I wouldn't have otherwise gone to myself. He was very well-liked and known by everyone at the restaurants, but when we sat down together he made me the center of his attention and made me feel important. I was just age 21 at the time. I remember driving in his nice convertible as a passenger of course. The last time that I visited Michael was around December 15th, 2010 when I came to see and visit Michael at his home in Studio City up in the canyon. We drove in his new Mercedes at the time to a nice restaurant in Studio City where this time I actually paid for our two dinners which amounted to approximately $350 but I didn't mind paying because it was so great just seeing Michael again and spending those precious few hours with him. Michael will always have a special place of love in my heart. I will miss Michael's kindness and in spirit, he'll always be with us. RIP Michael, my friend Scott, I am so sorry for your loss. You meant the world to Michael. Al Clark

Posted by:
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