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R.I.P. BeLGaRaTh

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Andrew    2,678

I have pinned this topic in his memory as he truly was one of the nicest guys I've ever met on Neowin and this subsection was definitely his home on the site.

 

It's really hard to put into words the emotions right now. DL and I have only just discovered what has happened to him so we are still coming to terms with it. As Larry said, he was in poor health a lot but he was never bitter or depressed over it. He was always such a delight to play with on XBL/PSN and he had an amazing upbeat atitude to life. I haven't spoke to him in some time which wasn't uncommon due to his health, but my fears started growing and were confirmed today. I'm really going to miss him and I know a lot of the older GH crew will feel the same.

 

RIP BeLGaRaTh. You will truly be missed.

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xendrome    4,347

I feel like we need some type of Badge for members profiles that have died, just to show recognition/memory of them.

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+Audioboxer    2,874

Horrible news, I wondered where that name went :(

 

I'm not religious, so if he was in pain I'm just happy that it's away now.

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habnad    1

RIP BeLGaRaTh

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Riggers    150

He`ll surely have managed to get a controller wherever he may be.

 

r.i.p.

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Elliot B.    1,065

I feel like we need some type of Badge for members profiles that have died, just to show recognition/memory of them.

This is a decent idea.

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Sszecret    2,141

Never interacted with him, as I don't really hang out in this section of the forum. Nevertheless, may he rest in peace. 

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techbeck    4,970

Happened to me last year with one of my friends.  Lost touch for a year or so and then got a msg from someone i didnt know telling me that she died a few months prior.  I didnt even know she was sick.

 

Makes you think...dont sweat or worry about the little stuff and lead a good life.  Any complaining, hate, or negativity does nothing in the grand scheme of things. 

 

Anyway, I didnt know the guy but I know how how his friends/family feel.  Shocker at first, but things will get easier.

 

Take care...

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+Frank B.    7,104

Requiescat in pace.

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riahc3    440

Hello,

I feel like we need some type of Badge for members profiles that have died, just to show recognition/memory of them.

Well, are there other known cases of members who are now dead?

Been here since 2003 and this is the first case Ive read...

Here is his member profile: http://www.neowin.net/forum/user/476-belgarath/

Last post: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1136998-logo-of-the-next-xbox-leaked/#entry595527112

Last topic: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1121694-expand-site-option-disappeared-site-looks-like-crap-now/#entry595344186

I remember his name but never really anything he wrote about. Pretty disturbing that we lost a Neowin member :(

I agree FULLY for a badge for dead members. Irrelevent of their status.

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Lingwo    489

Didn't know him as well as some of you guys but can remember his posts.

 

Always sad when a member of your community passes away.

 

RIP BeLGaRaTh

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RatherLargeBear    179

I remember gaming with him a few times over the years and he was a great guy, now I feel really bad for removing him from my friends list a while ago.

R.I.P John

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firey    3,579

Didn't know him, but it just goes to show how it can be anyone at any time.

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MtnDewCodeRedFreak    144

Is this the first time we've lost a Neowin member?

 

RIP BeLGaRaTh.

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Andrew    2,678

Neowin has been home to many thousands of people over the years so I am sure it is not the first time we have lost someone. This is the first member in our close circle I can think of losing though. I still see past members who don't visit Neowin anymore on other sites and on XBL/PSN/Steam/Twitter; it's just nice to know they are still out there even if we don't talk much now.

 

For the best part of 8 or 9 years we have been a really tight group of friends. We'd all buy the same games and play every night for hours and hours. I'll be treasuring those memories with BeLGaRaTh, as we were usually the last Brits to still be online late at night at 6am when the American guys were going to bed :laugh:

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xendrome    4,347

Hello,

Well, are there other known cases of members who are now dead?

 

Yeah I just can't remember who, there is at least another one who is confirmed, maybe someone else can remember.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi    1,083

*has a moment of silence*....Rest in peace, I am sure you are in a much better place. See you on the other side, my man!

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notuptome2004    140

We do really need a dedicated neowin page   to morn those we have lost  that have been long standing  neowin users  this site  is  like a Home in some ways to many  hek some  of us  ( Warwaggon) live in the neowin Server room.  

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mattmatik    74

Sad to hear :( Great person, was always cordial and fun to interact with. 

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trooper11    1,096

Well I may not have known him, but its clear he had quite a positive impact on several members here.  Its never easy to lose a friend. 

 

My condolences to his friends here and his family, may he rest in peace.

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SyntheticVirusZ    34

I've talked to him hear and there over the years and he always seemed like a really cool guy. God speed friend.

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Victor Rambo    5,867

R.I.P.

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Brandon H    1,451

I didn't know the guy but he sounds like someone I would have like to have known & been friends with

 

may his soul rest peacefully

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LOC    720

Oh man, I was just thinking about Belgarath the other day. Been awhile since I played anything with him. Sad to hear he has passed away, RIP man. I hope you got a shiny new gaming super machine to play for eternity.

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