A well-known artist who worked in the car business has died.
Mike Lavallee was known for his signature, or more specifically his trademark, TRUE FIRE airbrushing method, which he used on hot cars and motorcycles.
In 2020, Mike Lavallee passed away. Many people in the industry were saddened by his death. Lavallee’s name may not be widely known, but his work has been seen by millions of people around the world. He also got a lot of people interested in custom paint and pinstriping.
Mike Lavallee cause of death overhaul
Mike Lavallee died of a stroke.
Due to his condition, Mike Lavallee had a stroke and brain hemorrhage on April 6, 2020. A friend of Lavallee’s named Rocky Howsden posted on Facebook that the talented artist left at 4pm on April 14.
Further evidence of Lavallee’s death came in the form of a post on his official Facebook page. People who worked for Mike were told in the post that he was both a friend and a teacher. They hoped that when people thought of him, they wouldn’t just remember him for his great art. They wanted other people to see him as the great person they remembered him as.
Lavallee’s death was caused by problems that arose after suffering a stroke. He had to have an operation because of the stroke, which he did. Based on what his website (killerpaint.com) said, he seemed to be doing better.
Although that was the case, he passed away on April 14, 2020. He was now 60 years old. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the financial burden. Some of his works have been auctioned.
Who is Mike Lavallee?
Lavallee first tried his hand at drawing when he was only two years old.
He got paper and crayons and tried to improve his drawing skills by drawing dinosaurs and other animals. One of his English teachers encouraged him to enter an art competition. Because of this experience, he was able to figure out what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.
Lavallee first went to the Butera School of Art in Boston to learn how to paint signs. In 1979, after two years of training, he got a job as a sign painter. A year later, however, Mike opened his shop in his parents’ garage. He used this time to hone his skills by learning pinstripes and airbrushing.
Lavallee attended a motorcycle meet in New Hampshire after receiving a friend’s recommendation. Overall, he had a productive and enjoyable weekend. Mike could make more money at the protest than working at the sign company for a month. After that, he rode his motorcycle all over the country, from Maine to Florida and even South Dakota.
In 1999, Lavallee opened a shop again. Killer Paint Inc. airbrush studio is located in Snohomish, Washington. It was around this time that he decided to participate in the Seattle Roadster Show by running a booth.
Before inviting the public, Lavallee took a stroll through the exhibits and came across a car that piqued his curiosity. However, it had a dent that put him off. He made an offer to repair the scratch.
Mike Lavallee wife
In an interview with the Herald Net, Mike Lavallee revealed that he was married twice in his 20s.
Mike was in his 20s when he tied the knot twice, but neither of those marriages were successful in the long run. He then went to Indiana, where he met a woman from Everett who worked in the truck lettering business. She came from the same industry as Mike. He traced the woman back to the Pacific Northwest, where she eventually took him sightseeing in Washington.
She was reported to be stunning, and when she took him on a tour of the tropical forest, he fell in love – but not with the woman herself. Being in a relationship with this woman didn’t work out for him either. However, his connection to the Pacific Northwest is never broken due to this encounter.