Mike Cassese dies at age 53


Photographer Mike Cassese with singer Chantal Kraviazuk at the MuchMusic Video Awards in 2000, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the age of 53. (Toronto Sun file photo)

Mike Casses (Photo courtesy of Dick Loek)

Mike Cassese at Blue Jays spring training in Florida. (Photo courtesy of Dick Loek)

 

Back in the mid 80’s while freelancing at the Toronto Sun I met another young photographer just out of school. He turned into a great sports photographer and went on to work for Reuters like many of the Sun alumni. You probably never heard of Mike Cassese if you’re not in the news biz but you’ve seen his pictures. In a profession where having a healthy ego is considered a prerequisite he was a gentleman. Generous and easy going, he let his pictures do the talking.  …more