Mike Ryan, former ICRT DJ, dead at 48

Ex-ICRT “Michael J” has died recently in Taiwan. Condolences to his wife Ruth and daughter Serena.

taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/ … 2003300089

[Taiwan radio personality Michael Joseph Ryan, known to ICRT audiences as “Michael J” died on Wednesday, March 22, at his home outside of Taipei. He was 48 years old and is survived by his wife Ruth and 5-year old daughter, Serena. A native of Colorado USA, Ryan came to Taiwan 17 years ago by way of Canada where he worked in the music industry. At ICRT he held various positions as a DJ, music director and program director between 1989 and 2002. ]

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, April 8, at 2pm at the Jinan Church on the corner of Jinan Rd and Zhongshan S Rd. Condolences can be sent by e-mail to his wife, see link above, or mailed to her home. [For phone inquiries please call Nicholas Gould, see link above].

Damn, that’s young. :frowning:

That’s very sorrowful news indeed.

That is really young.

Apparently, he died of natural causes related to a longtime asthma problem.

Very sad indeed. Mike was a nice guy and will be missed by many.

Ah man…that sucks!! Mike, that big ol J before the Pearl Jam concert was awesome. Sorry I did not take over the subway.

Damn…I go to hear about it like this.

rest in peace bro.


Asthma and Taiwan…do not go together well.