Andy Mackie has survived 10 heart surgeries and numerous heart attacks. His love of music and teaching kids keeps him going. Heaven Can Wait for Andy! Since filming this segment Andy moved to Michigan to be closer to family. Andy Mackie died Saturday, November 5th, 2011. He was 72 years old. It is estimated that he distributed about 18,000 harmonicas to kids and lessons on how to play them during his lifetime.