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 whole globe. The iconic singer died of a heart attack while returning after spending Pesach in Eretz Yisroel in Airmont. Rockland County’s Hatzoloh soon raced to his side, where they sought 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, saying:
“I’m not dead, I’m living… I still haven’t split the inheritance.”
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.
Users on social media are mourning the death of famous vocalist Michoel Schnitzler.
As word of Michoel Schnitzler’s death spread, numerous social media users began paying respect. According to one social media user, Michael is the guy 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: It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Reb Michoel Schnitzler, ztl a beloved figure in the Chassidic music scene. Known for his soulful and heartfelt Yiddish melodies, Reb Michoel brought joy and inspiration to countless individuals across the… pic.twitter.com/VMTv3K5xbc
— 𝙿𝚎𝚜𝚊𝚌𝚑 Lattin (@pesach_lattin) April 16, 2023
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Classic Yiddish Singer “Reb Michoel Schnitzler” dies suddenly, death cause is unbelievable🕊
Rest in peace #michoelschnitzler #rebsimcha #dertatehert pic.twitter.com/68AF6Tzkfq
— DXB MEDIA (@wizy_mos) April 16, 2023
Michoel Schnitzler, a legendary vocalist, started his singing career at a young age.
Schnitzler was born in 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, and began his singing career at a young age. His soothing voice and ability to connect with people via his songs 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.
He was a traditional Chassidic vocalist known for publishing a number of Yiddish tunes. Throughout his career, he recorded about 15 albums with over 150 songs, with his last release in 2000. His levaya will take held in Monsey, New York on Sunday.