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« on: May 24, 2016, 08:24:36 PM »

I just found out that I lost a good friend the other night.  Apparently he died of a heart attack over night.  He was only 36.   icon_cry

Besides being a friend I had worked very closely with him on 3 different projects over the last several years and he was one of the best people I've worked with.  Really smart and always just the most happy-go-lucky, cheery, and fun to be around guy even in the worst of crunches.  He kept me sane on more than one occasion.

I don't really know what the purpose of this post is, but I guess I'm just trying to process things.  Kind of surreal to lose a friend like that who is a year younger than me. 

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 08:35:40 PM »

Sorry to hear it, Engine.  It's always a blow when this kind of thing happens.  It may take a while for it to really settle in for you, which may be why you posted.  To get some perspective.  I hope we can give some.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 01:36:19 AM »

To hear that, brother. That's incredibly young, and I feel for you and his family. Not all of us are as committed to the forum as we used to be, but you still have us all as an extended family (if you include gellar as the redheaded stepbrother you only talk about in whispers). icon_cool
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 01:48:01 AM »

Damn, sorry Engine.  frown
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2016, 02:30:53 AM »

Sorry for your loss. Heart attack at 36 is just...wow.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2016, 03:07:36 AM »

Thanks guys.  It means a lot.  I know the forum has been slowly dying for a long time but for whatever reason it's still my "home". 
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 03:47:26 AM »

My condolences Engine frown
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 04:34:43 AM »

Sorry to hear that. Way too young.
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 01:19:09 PM »

I'm really sorry to hear that.   I unfortunately know exactly how you feel.  When we lost Dave (DamageGT) it shook me pretty badly.  He was a co-worker both at GT and in my personal life.  I was so unprepared that I had no idea how to even begin processing it.  He's still on my friends list for XBox, PlayStation, Blizzard, and pretty much everywhere else.  I can't bring myself to remove him.  I miss the guy.   It really made me think about my relationships and how I had to make sure I never took them for granted.   I wish you the best on this.  If you need somebody to talk to, I'm here.
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2016, 01:52:12 PM »

It still hits me when I see metallicorphan's name pop up places, and I was never able to figure out for sure what happened to him.
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2016, 03:34:19 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 25, 2016, 01:52:12 PM

It still hits me when I see metallicorphan's name pop up places, and I was never able to figure out for sure what happened to him.

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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2016, 06:35:48 PM »

I'm sorry for your loss.  It reminds us not to take any day for granted.
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2016, 03:57:09 PM »

Thanks everybody.  It's still hard to process that he isn't there.  He won't be giving me any more impressions of Doom, or talking about graphics cards, or giving updates on work, or...anything.

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Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 25, 2016, 01:52:12 PM

It still hits me when I see metallicorphan's name pop up places, and I was never able to figure out for sure what happened to him.

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Yes, every time I see his name come up as a Drivatar in a Forza game I get quickly excited and then bummed out.  I'm sure it will be the same way with my buddy Jay since we always played driving games together...
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« Reply #13 on: Today at 07:19:39 AM »

Sincerest condolences and so sorry for your loss and other losses expressed here.  I had a friend at work we lost in much the same way, sudden unexpected heart attack, although he was older, in his early 50's.  I left him on my Lync/MOC for as long as I could, until the pain of his never coming back was worse than his absence.  Things weren't the same but it wasn't until I let go of some of the tangible stuff and only held on to the memories that the healing could start.  All the best.
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