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    I am friends with Horetore on Facebook, and today I got confirmation that he has sadly passed today. He died of a sudden illness.

    I was able to meet up with him while I was in Norway, and he was an extremely nice person, I will greatly miss him.

    Rest in peace Erik.

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    When I first heard the news, I was hoping it was some prank gone wrong, and still hope it is.

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    I have the same feeling as Tiaexz. It comes as a surprise for someone who posted 3 days ago.

    Rest in peace.

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    Wao.



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    I think he was 28.

    I know Im one of the few here who actually knows him in real life, and I would rather remember him for how nice he was as a person than his political beliefs, regardless of his political opinions.

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    Wow... That's a shock!!

    I also thought it was a prank, until I saw it was Hooahguy who had posted it, I know they have contact...

    RIP HoreTore, I hope there is some secular communistic heaven waiting for you.

    I didn't agree with him often, but at least he stood up for what he believed in and were willing to battle out any arguments made... This place will sure be a LOT more empty without him.

    I honestly think he was a good teacher, and that he tried to be a good person.

    You will be missed.

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    But we don't have that experience (for the most part), so the first impulse is to consider the consequences for the health of the Backroom.
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    I'm also very sad to hear this. Never met him face to face, but have him on FB and we actually had some long and funny encounters in the chat. Always felt like he was a friend of sorts, even though he could be annoying when he disagreed. He was one of the few if not the only one who could tell when I was joking here and that also gave me a feeling that we knew eachother well.

    And yes, he was one year younger than me and I'm 29 now.

    I'm sure I will miss his input.


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    BTW, he looked exactly like what I had imagined...

    I have a picture of him he openly shared, but I don't want to include his FB here... If anyone is willing and have some photodump page, I can PM the photo so we can put it here... I thought it would be a nice gesture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
    But we don't have that experience (for the most part), so the first impulse is to consider the consequences for the health of the Backroom.
    Wow... You just sunk in my eyes... Seriously, that's your first impulse?

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    Wow... You just sunk in my eyes... Seriously, that's your first impulse?
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    Goodnight Sweet Prince, we will miss you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadagar_AV View Post
    Wow... You just sunk in my eyes... Seriously, that's your first impulse?
    I understand Montmorency and I do not think his opinion is a reason to think lower of him. Many children die in Africa every day and noone here sheds a tear because of it. Of course the death of a person does not affect everyone in the same way. Additionally I think Montmorency's views have to do with how he sees the world and I can accept that. I may not be so clever to say it so openly but let's not get into a fight over that.


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    I think there may be some misunderstanding here. Put simply:

    Horetore's death is bad for the Org.

    Whatever angle you interpret that from, it shouldn't be too controversial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montmorency View Post
    I think there may be some misunderstanding here. Put simply:

    Horetore's death is bad for the Org.

    Whatever angle you interpret that from, it shouldn't be too controversial.
    You do realize that you still sound incredibly technical about something where other people expect some sort of emotion?


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    Well, wherever you guys are right now, Im raising my beer to his memory.

    To HoreTore, a great friend and a great Orgah.

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    He changed the way I looked at many things. He could be insufferable at times, but I can't count the number of times where that quality about him forced me to think about issues I originally saw as self-evident all because I wanted to win the internet argument.

    His death is a tragedy. I am curious as to what could have possibly killed a healthy person in their twenties in such a short time.
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    Upon his tall and withered hook,
    Pestilence holds a heavy book,
    Of all the names his pen has took,
    Who in their sickbeds shook,
    With pleas he did not brook,
    They all would end with but a look,

    See king and common adorn his page,
    With no regard for rent or wage,
    Or hold divide 'tween fool and sage,
    They would lie upon the stage,
    Their bodies now a cage,
    And his key was fair in any age.

    And yet, I see with but a glance,
    A name is cast from his ink'd lance,
    Seen once pinned to our fellow's stance,
    Who played our spoken dance,
    Now sets my mind in trance,
    This page I can only view askance.

    They say such things are but to chance,
    But such I cannot brook,
    I look at our company and with a glance
    My rage filled mind is shook,
    That in this world, this land, this mere page,
    we lesser live instead of this great Sage.

    I'm sorry I have nothing more than this amaturish, rushed, cheap, self indulgent poem to offer your memory HoreTore, except a wish that you find a more cheerful world in the next life.
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    HoreTore, I'm glad you existed, even if it was for just a little while. Rest in peace.
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    Wow. I don't post a whole lot so this might sound weird coming from me but I've been checking these forums everyday for years and I'm shocked and saddened to hear this news. I'm going to miss seeing HoreTore here on the forums. Rest in Peace.

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    BTW Hooahguy, would you mind sharing the story how he died here (I've heard it but since it's Hooahguy who knew him personally I think it's his prerogative to share)...

    I don't see how it can be unseemly... And I think it's worth being shared...

    Even though I never met HT, we have shared ideas and often laughs for more than 10 years, almost daily... And as someone said, he was very good at making people think, and question their own truths....

    This is the fourth guy I knew who died before the age of 30... It's always as shocking.
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    Apparently he'd been home from work for a couple of days because his doctor advised him to get some rest. He had some sort of virus, but not the deadly kind. Just a normal cold or something. He was not terribly ill or anything. When his mother didn't hear from him in a while, she went over to his house to check on him and found him.

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    RIP, Horetore. You would probably reject the prayer, but I will pray for me missing you.
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    RIP. This is a veritable tragedy.
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    ffs this cant be real. RIP

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    I can't believe this. Rest in peace, friend. I was hoping we'd get to meet soon, but it was not to be. I can't understand what kind of a disease can cut down a man in his prime. Org will never be the same...
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    Death takes us all. Sadly some gets taken way too early.

    RIP Horetore, I'll miss your voice on the Org.
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    I'm so sorry to hear this. I am not very active in this forum, but I've always enjoyed reading HoreTore's posts and thought he seemed like an intelligent and interesting person. It is always unfair and tragic when someone dies young. RIP HoreTore, you will be missed.
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    RIP Horetore, the backroom will never be the same.

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