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(Player News) Just heard some very sad news...

Discussion in 'UO Atlantic' started by iLLegal Means, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. iLLegal Means

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    Hate to be the one to pass on sad news... but I just got word that Whitefire (HHYC) passed away on the 14th. Not really sure what to say... he will be missed... My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends... and his Guild (HHYC).
     
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    Didn't really know they person, but prayers to the family.
     
  3. Lord Lew

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    Oh no, this is sad news! He was loved by many on Atlantic!

    My prayers go out to his family!
     
  4. Flair

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    Sorry to hear that. Sent prayers to the family.
     
  5. Queen Arya

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    God Bless you Whitefire. You will be missed

    Thank you for all you have done for the multitudes of new players over the years

    Thank you Bennu & Mesanna for finishing his town banner so he got to see it before he passed
     
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    Rest in Peace Whitefire
     
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    Rest in peace Sir Whitefire. You will be missed.
     
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    Oh I am so sorry to hear this.
    Godspeed Whitefire. You will be remembered and missed.
     
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  10. Captn Norrington

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    #10 Captn Norrington, Jul 17, 2014
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    It's a very sad day, I'm very thankful that I was able to get to know Whitefire over the past several months. He will be Deeply missed on ATL. My Prayer's go out to his Family and Friends, We will miss you Whitefire R.I.P
     
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    Was wandering around tonight, jumping through some house teleporters and happened upon this spot. I've never met Whitefire, but sad to see anyone leave the game of life.

    Whitefire.jpg
     
  13. Lord Lew

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    Beldin that's actually his town marker, happily Mesanna and Bennu were able to set it up for him to see before he passed. Not sure why his town name is missing, but it looks like a great memorial to a really huge loss to Atlantic!

    I'm sure he's already setting up a club to welcome new initiates to the hereafter!
     
  14. Andrasta

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    This is very sad news. We've lost a great champion for new players. Rest in Peace my friend. We will miss you.
     
  15. Assia Penryn

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    I am pained to hear of his passing. I have known him since my days on Pacific. He was an asset there as well as of here. HHYC was his passion and I hope to see it carried on in his memory.
     
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    STORMY'S EARTHLY REMAINS WERE LAID TO REST TONITE
    HERZ MEMORIAL IS ON FIRE ISLAND
    EM DROSS DID THIS FOR US AND DID A GREAST JOB
    IT WAS VERY EMOTIONAL FOR ALL, MOST HAD TO LOG AFTER IT. ON CHESSY
    SHE PASSED SUDDENLY LAST WEEK
     
  17. Chums

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    Although I did not know Wildfire well it as always sad when some passes away. I wish Wildfire's friends and family my condolences.
     
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    Whitefire left us wonderful memories of a great UO player. He was also a character in real life. I'll always remember one day he came home from the hospital and immediately went snowmobiling. Then he logged onto UO & laughed about how difficult that was with his new artificial foot. I miss him.
     
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    RIP
    Always hard to lose someone you know. Its been happening to me too much of late :(
     
  20. Demon Wind

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    It is sad news, May the angels carry you home to a happier place and give confort to those left behind. May God hold you in his arms and give you peace. You will be sorely missed :(
     
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    Very sad news, last time I chatted to him in game I spoke to both him and his son, anyone know if his son still plays?
     
  22. Captn Norrington

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    The last time I talked with him about it was last year, he said his son died on a submarine while serving in the Navy. He was in the hospital at the time, and on alot of morphine so...I'm not sure if it's true or if the morphine was messing with his thoughts. His grandson does still occasionally play though, he's a nice guy.
     
  23. Dodger

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    God, that's terrible. So sad when a parent outlives their child. To be honest Whitefire hated me when I started because I robbed and killed him initially, but luckily I got the chance to get to know him and make my peace with him before I left.

    I even emailed Messana after he had told me about his diagnosis and prognosis and petitioned for some type of tribute to be made in recognition of the generous help he provided to so many people over such a long time, unfortunately due to my in game reputation I think it fell on deaf ears.

    RIP whitefire
     
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    There is an in game tribute to him, EM Bennu and Mesanna created a large, very cool looking shrine type thing with his statue at the top of it inside his guild town in the Atlantic luna ice area. Fortunately he was able to see it before he passed away. Beldin posted a picture of it earlier in this thread.
     
  25. EM_Bennu

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    I have a memorial location approved, I am just waiting on the details to be emailed to me for the stone and deco...
     
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  26. Lord Lew

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    That's actually his city deco norr, they finished it just before he passed. It was really cool that they did, and he was able to see it before he died.

    Bennu, it's hard to get his guild members together, I'm waiting on contact from his grandson before making an executive decision and sending you what I've compiled.
     
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    you better read u hall
    lots ob pooples no want rl an game to mix for any reason
    dey jackaninneys
     
  28. EM_Bennu

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    Horrible news. May he rest in peace.
     
  30. Assia Penryn

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    There is a big difference (in my opinion), between a RL tragedy/world event... and the passing of someone who played a character in-game and contributed to their in-game community.
     
  31. EM_Bennu

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    A persons a person, no matter how small...

     
  32. Assia Penryn

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    I don't disagree that every life is important and that no matter who died, their life had meaning. An' I agree that memorials for those who played this game do have a place in this game.

    The thread white rabbit was referring to was in regards to an in-game memorial being created for the 9-11 tragedy. In that thread, I was opposed to it and stated my reasons. Since white rabbit brought the matter up, I felt I should clarify that I personally support in-game memorials for players that played this game. Our virtual world does not have the resources nor land to do justice to all the tragedy and loss in the real world, but I do feel that if someone has passed that from our in-game world, than a memorial is fitting. I've gotten a slew of hate over my stance in the aforementioned thread, so I wanted to make sure my stance is clear before the next round begins.
     
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    Well, I for one agree with you totally, not that my opnion matters much in the grand scope of things.
     
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  34. Lord Lew

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    It matters to some of us, that's all that really matters
     
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