April 6, 2000
To all of Scatman John's fans from all over the world, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the beautiful and touching tributes you have sent in to John's Web Page. I'm sorry it's taken so long for me to respond, but as you might suspect, I have been having a very difficult time dealing with John's passing. We were soul-mates and his absence has left a big hole in my body and my heart.
I am continually grateful to read about the impact he had on so many lives, through his music and especially his lyrics, and he put himself out there 100% for you guys. It wasn't about being a pop star, it was about what he could give back to the world.
I would like to share with you with a tribute that was sent to me at the time of his death that touched me deeply, I hope you like it:
John will always be our hero.
With strength and dignity he mended himself, then shared his "magic formula" with those of us who knew him well and with the rest of the world.
John was a man of kindness, tolerance, great warmth and a childlke pureness of heart. He was a man filled with music, fun, talent and a profound love for people.
We will always feel the loss of our dear friend john but the world is a mended and better place for his having been here.
With love and affection,