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Posted: Aug 6th 2009 8:43PM (Unverified) said

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Was he a furry?

Posted: Aug 6th 2009 8:53PM Anticrawl said

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"UK virtual worlds writer, Tim Guest, dead at 34"

Damn, insensitivity to increase eyeball focus to your article? Weak.

Posted: Aug 7th 2009 12:09AM Jeremy G said

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And you would have worded it better how, Anticrawl?

Anyway, it's sad news. Not a good day for entertainment either, John Hughes (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club) died today as well.
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Posted: Aug 7th 2009 1:10AM Anticrawl said

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Tim Guest, beloved UK virtual worlds writer, passes at age 34.

or perhaps

Tim Guest: Beloved UK virtual worlds writer. 1975-2009
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Posted: Aug 7th 2009 3:56AM (Unverified) said

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Antricrawl said: "Tim Guest, beloved UK virtual worlds writer, passes at age 34"

'Beloved'? That's a bit biased, innit? 'Passes'? Geez, he DIED. He didn't pass gas.

Too many people feel the need to demean/belittle the reality and severity of death by hiding it behind meaningless phrases like 'passed away'.
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Posted: Aug 8th 2009 1:14PM wjowski said

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And likewise there're far too many 'internet hardasses' trying to make themselves look big by belittling man's natural reaction to a tragedy.
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Posted: Aug 7th 2009 2:25AM JaySpeed said

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Deepest condolenscenses to his wife and family.

Posted: Aug 7th 2009 3:34AM Minofan said

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Deepest condolensces.

Could not possibly be expected to happen at 34 with no serious underlying conditions.

Posted: Aug 7th 2009 4:11AM kiaria said

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Not necessarily. A friend's sister died at 31 of heart failure and the only medical explanation was "it's just one of those things". She was healthy in all respects. It's true though that early heart attacks can end up showing that the person appeared healthy but actually had some kind of undiagnosed congenital heart disease.

34 is far too young and I feel bad for his wife to have found him. And to the poster who previously said calling a dead man dead was disrespectful... are you not being oversensitive? I've had plenty (too many, quite frankly) of relatives and friends die over the years and I've never thought calling them dead - even the day they die - was wrong. It's just the plain truth. Mollycoddling yourself doesn't help you deal with grief.
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Posted: Aug 7th 2009 5:54PM (Unverified) said

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You appear to have mistaken Second Life for a game -- that'd be your problem right there.

Posted: Aug 8th 2009 11:15AM Crsh said

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Whoa, I used to read his column in EDGE magazine religiously, great insight on virtual worlds all around; what a sad loss.

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