He was diagnosed with skin cancer 7 years ago and the treatment looked positive at the time. He posted on Facebook 4 months ago the cancer had returned and metastases were detected in several organs. He was still full of hope and seemed optimistic about a recovery. He was always a positive man. He was online and still chatted on social media. Unfortunately, Michael didn't make it. My sympathies go out to his family, friends and fans.
I won't forget the ease with which the tall Landshut often dragged over 25kg of equipment through a very, very long race day in the lava fields and he operated some of the large and heavy cameras with ease and one hand.
Later 3athlon changed the photographer and Michael supplied countless other publications with his innovative way and created many first class pictures, many in black and white and with physical filters, for eternity.