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Old 03-11-2014, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dirk Talamasca

I just saw a post on G+ that Dirk is gravely ill and has taken a turn for the worse.

He might appreciate those of you who know him to keep him in your thoughts.

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Old 03-11-2014, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That for letting us know, Isablan.

That is horrible. I haven't had any recent contact with Dirk, but the ones I had in the past were great fun. I can't remember how it started, but I periodically sent him funny cartoons that captured whatever mood I was in. He always struck me as an interesting, warm-hearted, humorous person.

The update on him is sad and terribly dire. I hope things are not as hopeless as they seem.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You are in my thoughts and prayers, old friend.
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This sucks.

Don't know him except from forum posts, but i know folks who are close to him.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't think I know him at all, but this is very sad news indeed.
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He got me in a heap of trouble once, but he's always been a friend of mine, and a good person to me, and... well, I wish he wasn't in this situation. I really do. :-(
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I knew him years ago. This is something he said on 6th May 2009.
"I want to be able to smoke indoors by a fireplace while meat is roasting on the fire and busty wenches are fetching more ale."
May that be what meets you, Dirk, sooner or later.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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He's a good friend... very good people... I'm very worried about him... I had no idea he was ill.

He is in my mind my heart, my wishes and hopes.
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My heart breaks for his family. Dirk is an amazing man who gave so much to the community and the people around him. My thoughts and prayers are with them now.
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This is terribly sad. I don't know him except for forum and blog posts, and I don't think I have ever exchanged words with him directly, but still. So sad for him and his family.
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My prayers go out to him and his family.
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For anyone who has ever had the honor of meeting Dirk in person or SL, you are instantly swept up in his razor-sharp wit and gregarious humor. He radiates charm with a tempered humility that makes you immediately gravitate to him as if you have known him your entire life. He can be the life of the party or a concerned listener. He has been a neighbor of mine in SL for many years and has always..ALWAYS..been one of Second Life's biggest cheerleaders. I love you Dirk. God's speed and mercy. Busty wenches and ale my friend!

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Does anyone have any updated information on Dirk? I'm hoping things are not as dire as they initially appeared.
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A friend just told me Dirk passed away.

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If this is true, RIP Dirk.

He was one of the first to offer assistance after my mom passed.
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Dirk was a good egg. He will be missed.
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Such a kind man, befriended me when I was new -- I would open his profile and look a his Rez date and go "wow" someone with that much experience here is my friend. He was a friend to so many .

This photo was the last he posted on FB -- his beloved Ireland with the Aurora Borealis Above it.

The Irish skies welcome him home today.

May your heart be warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after.

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He touched so many lives. No words suffice.
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There is a memorial service for Dirk Talamasca at Linden Memorial Park at 4pm SLT today (4/5/14). Here is a SLurl if you would care to attend:

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I went, but it was crowded and people couldn't get in -since I only knew him through here, I left to leave room for someone else.

Lots of people are missing you, Dirk.
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:35 PM   #25 (permalink)
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We are putting together a special edition of Designing Worlds as a tribute to Dirk (he was a guest on the show several times). There's a planning meeting today, Tuesday 8th April at 2pm SLT. We’ll be holding it in the Designing Worlds studio on Garden of Dreams.

We hope to pull together footage of Dirk from various shows, not just Designing Worlds. If you have any photos of Dirk you’d be willing to share for the show,please send them to me inworld or by email.

And we’d also like to hear from people who knew him and who would like to take part in the show. Our hope is that we can make this a lasting tribute to someone who was very special to a lot of people.

If you would like to be part of the show but can’t make the meeting, me inworld or by email.

Filming for the show itself will be on Thursday 10th April, starting at 1pm, and the show will be broadcast on April 21st.
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