Sad Announcement

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  1. salamanda

    salamanda Member

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    My name salamanda is from a Jethro Tull song and my avatar is a Jethro Tull Album being a big Tull fan its why I also had so much respect for Aqua
     
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  2. Nico and Laughter

    Nico and Laughter Senior Member

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    I had the pleasure of meeting Aqualung at a vape meet in Wollongong. In the flesh he was exactly as he was in the forum. Articulate, intelligent funny and kind. He was however much neater than his Avi.

    I was just thinking about him the other day. Wondering whether he wanted to be in the doco.

    He was so kind to my daughter at the vape meet and seemed to understand her instantly.

    It's seems so unfair that he died. His wife and daughters must have a huge hole in their lives now. He will be sorely missed by all.
     
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  3. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    Yes, Aqua always seemed such a thinking Man - I doubt his Avatar was chosen without thought - Pretty cool you guys had that in common Salamanda xxx
     
  4. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    Somehow that is not a surprise - he always understood minority groups.
    Thinking about Aqua tonight and realize I told him heaps of times I loved him - not in a sexual way .... you all know I am gay - but rather in the way of loving a minds beauty and his in particular. :h:
     
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  5. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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  6. DogMan

    DogMan Mutley

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    I think we all had crushes on aqua. I know I did
     
  7. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    :hug:
     
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  8. Angela

    Angela ...

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    Oh no, this is devastating news - just heartbreaking. Aqua was the sage of the forum, and I've been worried about him for ages. I can't imagine the grief his family must be feeling.

    Such a beautiful soul. I'm too sad for words.
     
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  9. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    I tried to call you today to let you know in person - guess you were in the garden :cry:
     
  10. Angela

    Angela ...

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    Sorry, I was out this evening.

    He was such a gentleman and a scholar, and many other things. I miss him so much and I was hoping he was just taking a break. :(

    I feel privileged to have known him and honoured that he wrote so prolifically here. He has left us with enough happy memories to fill a book.

    But right now I need to go and burst into tears. :cry::cry::cry:
     
  11. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    :hug: yep its hard, especially because we have been worried but didn't know until today. :cry:
     
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  12. Pippi

    Pippi Admin Moderator

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    I think in time we might create a Aqua thread - with some of his posts as our tribute to him. oxoxo
     
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  13. embee

    embee Senior Member U.S. Correspondent

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    I don't really know what to say. I'm so very sad over this news.
    Aqua was always a bright spot in any day when we interacted. Such a a sweet and wise and funny man...made me smile every time.

    Half a world away, with little chance that I'd actually ever meet him in person, but it was good to know that people like him existed somewhere.

    My condolences to his family.
     
  14. Nico and Laughter

    Nico and Laughter Senior Member

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    Yup I think that's how we all feel. He was a genuinely beautiful person.

    I told leyla and she was sad and gave me a hug and then the tears came. It just seems so wrong for someone so good to die. The world is a tiny bit poorer now.
     
  15. Jennifer

    Jennifer Pyjama Queen

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    I adored him. I'm so sad.
     
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  16. Nico and Laughter

    Nico and Laughter Senior Member

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    Yep me too. What's not to adore. His poor family must be gutted. This is going to be a rough Christmas for them.
     
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  17. Noe

    Noe Adorably quirky ... QUIRKY Noe! VCA Approved Post Whore

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    R.I.P. Aqua.

    I very much enjoyed reading your point of view on various subjects, even if we disagreed (which wasn't often) & I will miss seeing your posts again :(

    I have no doubt you will pass into heaven or whatever version of that you believed in & that some day we will cross paths again.
    Here's to hoping that next time we meet there are no stupid laws preventing us from doing as we wish to & creating more clouds when we choose! :wine:
     
  18. Rayjay

    Rayjay Senior Member

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    So sad to hear this news, those that are in touch with Aqua's family please pass on my deepest condolences as well thank you.
     
  19. KayP

    KayP Senior Member

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    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Aqua. My deepest sympathies go out to his family.

    Sent from a galaxy phone, far, far away.
     
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