I was saddened by the news, and immediately put on one of his cd's to pay homage. I was so incredibly fortunate to meet him back in 2005 when I was traveling back to Nashville to visit my Mom. He was on the plane, and I surprised him by going up and asking, "Aren't you Michael Johnson?" He seemed almost startled, like he didn't expect to be recognized. I tried not to gush, but, just told him how big a fan I was, and how I enjoyed playing his music on the radio, (as I am a DJ,) when I could. Unfortunately, the format I now work in doesn't feature his tunes. He was one of the greats!