The “Tuba Man” of Seattle, Edward McMichael has been brutally murdered. Read “Violence takes iconic tuba man” by By Robert L. Jamieson Jr. This is an absolute, tragic and senseless act of violence. Read more about Mr. McMichael here, here, and here. Rest in peace Edward, and thank you for your contribution.
UPADATE: Here is an article in the New York Times, including an audio slideshow.