Just in: Milwaukee shocked by executive death

Just in: Milwaukee shocked by executive death


norman lebrecht

January 08, 2022

Mark Niehaus, president of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, has just conveyed news of the sudden death of Susan Loris, executive vice president of institutional advancement.

The cause was a heart attack.

‘I don’t even have words at this point,’ says Mark Niehaus in an internal message to staff and musicians.

Susan had been with the orchestra since 2007.

She stepped in as interim president just eight weeks ago while Niehaus was recovering from a mild stroke.


  • Alphonse says:

    Another one…

    • Fernando Espineira says:

      Vaccines. Death. Stupidity.

      • Yes Addison says:

        I’m definitely seeing stupidity. I don’t think vaccines are involved. Would that we could give vaccines for stupidity (and tactlessness).

        • Anthony Sayer says:

          Just because you ‘don’t think’ vaccines are involved doesn’t mean they may not be. Non-governmental views and statistics are freely available, so have a look on the internet. It seems the conspiracy theorists might be right, yet again.

        • Trombone John says:

          Is there a tactful way to tell millions of people that they have been tricked into accepting a bioweapon that may lead to fatal blood clots, a compromised immune system, and God knows what else all to combat a lab-released virus that they had a 99% chance of surviving? Welcome to war in the 21st century.

          • SMDH says:

            Is there a tactful way? Not for this crowd. They’re part of the 4-6% who will never wake up.

        • Karl says:

          I remember when the doctors told us that oxycontin wasn’t addictive. A decade later they finally had to admit it. I had chest pains for a month after my second dose of Pfizer, so I am not so sure vaccines are not involved in heart attacks. In 10 years they may finally tell us the truth.

    • dd says:

      alas,even the ‘supermen’ are dropping like flies… Young Athletes Dying After jab Chart:
      jab’ Injured Pilot Blows the Whistle: ‘Most of My Colleagues Are Going to Work with Crushing Chest Pains’ gab.com/newspunch/posts/107552940831786758

  • Julien says:

    Very sorry for her and Milwaukee Orchestra.

    Heart Disease in the United States
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
    One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.
    About 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
    Heart Attack
    In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds.
    Every year, about 805,000 people in the United States have a heart attack.3 Of these, 605,000 are a first heart attack
    200,000 happen to people who have already had a heart attack

    Source : Centers for Disease control and Prevention
    Cause of death 1999-2020

  • Frank Flambeau says:

    Niehaus himself has had a heart attack.

  • Kyle A Wiedmeyer says:

    It’s always surprising news when someone of not-advanced age passes away, especially in this manner. But I must say that when I saw the title, I thought it referred to Mr. Niehaus himself, since he suffered a stroke a few weeks ago.