The news was posted to the site yesterday.
The announcement was made via a post by admin Stephen Drake on the forum yesterday stating, "Mike McGrath, aka Muff Wiggler, has passed away. He was the head admin and founder of this forum. I don't know many details, and nothing I want to share. This has been terrible news for me and many others." The forum had been down over the weekend owing to unpaid bills.
In July last year, McGrath took to Facebook to give away a Buchla Music Easel in return for a "type O partial liver donation" in order to "help save two lives."
Since launching in 2006, Muff Wiggler became one of the largest forums for synthesisers and modular gear especially. It's a crucial source of information for new and existing modular users and DIY enthusiasts and is frequented by numerous notable manufacturers and producers.
We will update this story as details emerge.
It's very sad to hear about the passing of Mike McGrath, founder of the Muff Wiggler forum that was (and still is) instrumental in the rise of the #eurorack format. Rest in peace, Mike!… https://t.co/gGOnhFxVnm— Joranalogue (@joranalogue) April 23, 2019
Rest In Peace "Muff wiggler Mike" my heart truely goes out to the family of @muffwiggler . We met in jersey a few years ago and you were kind as could be. What you built with the… https://t.co/hocBXOBRuO— Flux302 (@Flux302) April 23, 2019
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