If you've been to a sporting event in Seattle, you've probably come across Ed McMichael, the guy with the beard and Tuba playing before (and after) each game.
Sadly, he's been murdered. Story here. Some kids beat/robbed him at a bus stop, apparently stealing his 1979 Sonics championship ring. Two have been arrested, but police are looking for more scum/suspects.
He was 53.
What are your favorite tuba man memories? Where did you first hear him? Have any other favorite buskers around Qwest/Safeco?