If you tune into TLC any time in the next few days, you might catch the commercials for the Season Finale episode on Monday December 22nd at 8pm. It will indeed be dealing with the passing of the Roloff's close friend, Mike Detjen.
He passed away June 5, 2008 of a torn aorta. He was at a soccer club board meeting when it was believed he was having a heart attack. He was rushed to hospital, coherent and alert, where they operated to repair a torn aorta. Sadly, Mike did not make it through the surgery.
Here is a description of the commercial for those who have not seen it yet.
Once again, there is beautiful music from Joey Newman, the music this season has been top-notch.
It begins with Jacob and Mike working on the new trebuchet. Jacob says he is helping Mike with it. Mike says "Jacob is a really smart kid so he gets every thing done for us."
Mike is shown walking away saying "You have a good night"
One moment changes every thing...
(sounds of sirens)
Amy is shown explaining: "I got a phone call. Something was wrong. Mike had a heart attack. The doctor said this was serious."
Jacob and Zach are shown sitting at home on the couch and at the table. Zach says "We don't really know what to do"
Little People Big World, Season finale, Monday Dec 22 at 8pm on TLC.
This will surely be the most emotional episode in the history of Little People Big World.