Besides his real name as Michael James Ryan, he will always be remembered by his stage name as Busbee. The songwriter and record label executive was one of the most influential artists working from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Busbee Bio & Family
The late singer was born as Michael James Ryan on 18 June 1976 in Walnut Creek, California. Right from the age of seven, his interest in playing music started to build. Likewise, most of his family members lived in Los Angeles, which was one of his music learning places.
Busbee used to stand an appropriate height, and normal weigh measures.
Career & Net Worth
The 43-year-old net should cross a million-dollar figure from his elongated musical career. Some of the credits of his earnings are from his hit songs like Masquerade (2009), Empty Words (2012), and Don’t Stop (2014).
In 2017, he collaborated with American county singer, Carly Pearce for her album, Every Little Thing. Some of the hit songs of the collection are Color, Feel Somethin, Catch Fire and Honeysuckle.
What Was The Reason For Busbee’s Death?
The artist took his last breath on 29 September 2019 at the age of 43 in San Francisco, California, due to brain cancer. One of his close associates revealed that the musician was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, during the summer and undergoing longtime treatment.
Many Hollywood musical biggies including Marren Morris and Adam Lambert offered their condolences to the musician cum magician. In her Twitter handle, Marren posted,
Busbee remembered by American singer Maren Morris on 30 September 2019 (Picture: Maren’s Twitter)
Likewise, Adam on his Twitter account on 30 September 2019 wrote,
Shocked and saddened by the news today that we have lost Busbee. I am so grateful I was able to have collaborated with him. He was brilliant and warm, with palpable joy for his craft. RIP Sir.
Busbee’s Wife & Kids
Besides his vast musical career, Busbee is survived by his wife named Jessie Ryan. Together the couple shared three children, including a baby girl. Just like his family details, the late artist always remained tight-lipped to reveal anything about his marital life and children.
Some Interesting Facts About Busbee
- At the age of 24, he went to Los Angeles in 2000 to take a stab at a job in the music industry.
- After writing and recording many songs, he got the Grammy Award nomination.
- He had a very close association with the World Class Drum Corps and Blue Devils.
- Busbee had worked with many elite industry artists including Gwen Stefani, P!nk and Maren Morris.
- He had also collaborated with Katy Perry, Keith Urban, and Jon Bellion.