Stryper’s Michael Sweet Pays Tribute to Michael Bloodgood: “His legacy and life will never be forgotten” – 2022

Michael Sweet:

My heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Bloodgood Family, friend and fans worldwide.

We lost Michael Bloodgood yesterday morning here on earth, but we believe undeniably that we will see him again in heaven.

I met Michael back in 1985, in Seattle when Stryper performed with Bloodgood.

Michael was so gracious, humble and as always, smiling. The Light shined in and through Michael’s eyes every time I saw him, and he was the perfect representative of the Lord.

His vision and his band Bloodgood helped shape and pave the road ahead for Christian metal musicians around the globe. His legacy and life will never be forgotten.

May God bless the Bloodgood Family as they navigate through this storm.

We love you Michael and will always miss you. Thank you for being such an inspiration. Love & Respect eternally🙏💛🖤


Dear, Friends – It’s with a heavy heart we share that we lost our beloved Michael Bloodgood at 8:15am Central this morning. After a gallant fight that began with a severe hemorrhagic stroke in February 2022 he’s gone home to be with our Heavenly Father.

We’ll cherish Michael’s generous spirit, off-beat sense of humor, and musical soul. His devotion to the Lord and sharing of the Gospel through his ministry as a pastor and musician touched countless lives. Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this unimaginable time. He is survived by his cherished wife of 46 years, Marilyn, three sons, and two grandchildren.

Medical Relief Fund:

“For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” – 1 Timothy 4:8