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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2006, 10:15:47 PM »

Its with sadness that I must report that Andreas Katsulas, the actor known to SF fans as G'Kar on Babylon 5 has died of lung cancer. This is really sad news as he was an awesome actor.

More info can be read here.

What is it was B5 actors, Richard Biggs died in 04.
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2006, 05:32:24 AM »

http://www.keithparkinson.com/main.php

One of my favorite fantasy artists of all time, Keith Parkinson, apparently passed away last October.





Edit..... Just read back on the first page someone posted this back in 2005.  HOW did I miss that one.
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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2006, 06:26:14 PM »

David Gemmel has passed on. Author of Legend and other loved books, he died Friday, July 28th at the age of 57.

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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2006, 09:03:37 AM »

I read about his passing this evening and was very suprised. 57 is a very young age, and i'm sure he had plenty of life left in him if he had came through his surgery. It's such a shame, and also a shame too for me because I know I'm going to regret his passing more in the future (when i've finally read his work).
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2006, 11:38:09 AM »

I only just saw this on the BBC website, this is a real shame as he was a great author and a nice man
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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2006, 09:04:30 AM »

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Damn! He's going to be missed. When I'm lacking something to read I usually go back to his Drenai & Stripstrassi novels. *mutters*
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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2006, 01:56:58 PM »

I worry about my favourite authors dying for my own selfish reasons. Robert Jordan currently has amyloidosis which is serious but he says he will beat it. I hope he does. Can't wait for the finally of the Wheel of Time.

Get well soon RJ


If anything happened to R.E.F. I think I would have to invent a time machine and get some futuristic tech to bring him back.

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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2006, 02:03:43 AM »

Yikes, just figured now that Gemell died. Great author he was, but the way he as a great author, he'll sure live on elsewhere. 57 years is indeed not the oldest of ages, but Douglas Adams was even unluckier, he died at age 49. Not to mention Robert E. Howard. Though Howard was a suicider, his legacy upon this world was ended at age 30 in a hometown he had never left in his life

Well, yea, I was shocked to hear that too, Mjhavok, that R.J. took ill. One of the authors I grew up man.

And one day it will be Ray. No man can live forever, and it is the burden of getting older that people that you looked up to pass away. For example, in 2004 two of my musical legends died: Terje "Valfar" Bakken (1978-2004) aged 25 of hypothermia, Ace "Quorthon" Forsberg (1966-2004), aged 37, of heart failure. Finally, 2005 saw the dath of "Folk Mother" Else Christensen (1914-2005), who had of course been one of the leading people in the revival of our religion, Odinism. But such is lifee, and it is time to move on.


And of course, people will always live on in people's hearts if they've done great things. Let me quote you a stanza from the Hávamál, one of the most important Odinist writings.

76
Cattle die, kindred die,
Every man is mortal:
But the good name never dies
Of one who has done well


((Original Icelandic:
76
Deyr fé,
deyja fraendur,
deyr sjálfur id sama.
En ordstír
deyr aldregi
hveim er sér gódan getur. ))

(Damn invision, wont display eth nor conjunct ae, so I had to correct it to d and ae)

And it's true. People are only really dead when their memory is forgotten.  

PS: Sorry if that post is a bit religiously hung, but I felt the Havamal quote fit in well...
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« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2006, 01:48:12 AM »

im really still angry at gemmel for dying on us. i havent even read half his stuff and like GO sed - you'' really appreciate the guy when you finished with his stuff, but then hes gone..
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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2006, 11:22:41 AM »

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im really still angry at gemmel for dying on us. i havent even read half his stuff and like GO sed - you'' really appreciate the guy when you finished with his stuff, but then hes gone..

Yeah, its so arrogant of authors to die before they are ready with their life work. How can they be so selfish?

 
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« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2006, 04:01:54 AM »

I don't think that's what he meant at all, Thant.
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« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2007, 05:31:33 PM »

a bit late, exuse me i didnt read anything of gemmel (so many fantasy authors)... trough probaly watched in his books in a local bookstore many times...

a shame many good people die young... including my own dad
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« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2007, 04:35:55 AM »

It seems Robert Jordan has passed away. It is posted on his blog, though it may take a while to load. I never read his books, but I know there are fans of his on the board.
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« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2007, 04:32:54 PM »

RIP Robert Jordan

I just came over to see if you guys had heard the news and to share condolances

See you on the next turning of the Wheel

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« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2007, 06:56:03 PM »

Sad news, did he ever get close to finishing the Wheel of Time series?
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« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2007, 07:16:17 PM »

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Sad news, did he ever get close to finishing the Wheel of Time series?

He cut the set down from 2 more books to end to one when he was diagnosed, and he's been doing SOME work on the last book. He's also famously good note/record keeper so all the important plot points must be set out somewhere... i just hope someone comes along and finishes it =\ he MUST of made preparations for his death...
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« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2007, 08:32:23 PM »

Server is down. Sort of funny. Didn't this guy burn his house down a little while ago?

Shame to see him gone though. Series should be finished!

Oh well, at least now I have a reason to pick up WoT again.
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« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2007, 08:44:17 PM »

This really blows.
My friends and I had always speculated that he might pass before finishing.

Truth be told I stopped reading his books around book 9, because there was never an end in sight.
Now I am sad to say there is........guess I'll start from the begining again.

RIP
James Oliver Rigney, Jr.
October 17, 1948 - September 16, 2007
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« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2007, 10:00:54 PM »

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Server is down. Sort of funny. Didn't this guy burn his house down a little while ago?
That was David Eddings I believe
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« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2007, 10:21:46 PM »

[!--quoteo--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]James Oliver Rigney, Jr.[/quote]

That was his full name?!

<<James Oliver

Also, beyond trivia...

Here is the article on Yahoo.
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