The great Jewish singer Michoel Schnitzler died on Friday, April 14, 2023. He was 62 years old when he died of a heart attack. The news of his death has shocked the entire world.
The iconic singer died of a heart attack while returning from spending Pesach in Eretz Yisroel in Airmont. Rockland County’s Hatzoloh soon raced to his side, where they attempted to save his life. Unfortunately, he died soon before Shabbos.
Notably, he has long had a cardiac issue and has only ever been hospitalized as a result of it. There were also speculations that the singer had died a few years ago. However, Michoel refuted the report at the time.
His brothers also died as a result of a heart attack. R’ Sholom Schnitzler died at the age of 65 while fundraising for Satmar Institutions in Australia, and R’ Yitzchok Aizik Schnitzler died at the age of 63 in Monsey. Another brother, R’ Boruch Yehuda Schnitzler of Williamsburg, died in 5779 at the age of 63.
His Levaya is slated on April 16, 2023, Sunday at 10:00 AM at Har Shulem Cemetery, 44 Hillside Ave, Airmont, NY 10952.
Social Media Users Are Mourning the Death of Famous Singer Michoel Schnitzler
As word of Michoel Schnitzler’s death spread, several social media users began paying respect. According to one social media user, Michael is the man who puts exactly the proper amount of emotion into every song he sings, touching the hearts of all of us who love his music.
BDE Michoel Schnitzler. The man put just the right amount of feeling into every song he sang, touching the hearts of all of us who enjoyed his music.
Gon way too soon at the age of 62. pic.twitter.com/KSRHSgvNV5
— The Meturgeman (@HaMeturgeman) April 14, 2023
We welcomed shabbos with the bitter news of the untimely passing of my dear cousin and Rebbe of Jewish Chasidic Music Reb Michoel Schnitzler z”l – Michoel, your music stirred the hearts of many, and you will be remembered forever. 💔🕯️ pic.twitter.com/WyLGfbu8Hs
— Yoely Lebovits (@Badchen) April 16, 2023
This video was taken just a couple of weeks ago.. now we mourn the loss of Michoel Schnitzler (@MichoelSings)
May his message be heard and carry on forever and elevate his soul.. may his family have the strength to move forward!
The world is now less without Michoel. pic.twitter.com/i9MEkeKEn2
— Nachi Gordon (@gordon770) April 16, 2023
— Jerry Freund (@JerryFreundNY) April 14, 2023
ועתה קחו לי מנגן
ברוך דיין האמת 🕯
With a heavy heart, we mourn the loss of Michoel Schnitzler, the man, the legend, and the beloved voice of a generation. He had a unique ability to infuse every song he sang with a depth of feeling that spoke to the very soul of his listeners.… pic.twitter.com/7YVzix4kgb
— Rabbi Chanina Sperlin (@ChaninaSperlin) April 14, 2023
Michoel Schnitzler Z"L talks about how life has its ups and downs. pic.twitter.com/JXxfmoPYUj
— Yanky (@Yanky_Pollak) April 16, 2023
Legendary Singer Michael Schnitzler Started Singing at a Young Age
Michoel Schnitzler was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1961 and began singing at a young age. His soothing voice and ability to connect with people through his music helped him establish popularity among the general public.
Michoel was born in California to a niftar young father, Reb Meshulam Zusha Schnitzler, z”l. Reb Meshulam Zusha was the Tchaba Rav’s son, Harav Shraga Shmuel Schnitzler, zt”l.
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Singer Had a Large Social Media Following
Reb Michoel’s name was well-known in the Jewish community. He had 18.4K Instagram followers. On Instagram, the artist not only uploaded videos of himself performing with followers, but he also imparted life lessons.
Many of his movies on the platform featured Eliyahu Weber, a fellow Jew and the creator of Weber Media. Michoel’s most recent video, which also starred Eliyahu, was posted seven days ago. In the video, the duo discussed the Passover message.
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