As reported first on the official Mark Flugge Facebook page, a great loss has been suffered by the jazz community here in Columbus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mark Flugge.
Following a valiant 22 month struggle, Mark Flugge succumbed to major undiagnosed hearing issues and depression early Sunday morning, May 11th. He expressed the hope that his music will live on, and heartfelt love to all friends, family, students and colleagues. A private service is being scheduled, with a public memorial concert in celebration of his life and music at a later date.
Here is an article on Mark Flugge in the May 13th, 2014 Columbus Dispatch: Mark Flugge | 1962-2014: Jazz pianist was busy performer, teacher