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Richard King has passed away


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#1 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:44 PM

It is with heavy heart that I announce the passing of one of our moderators Richard King. Richard started his mod duties here on DBSTalk back in September of 2003. He was both a good friend and a mentor. I will miss him terribly but take comfort in the fact that he is now in a better place. Goodbye Richard and God speed.

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#2 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:45 PM

OMG!!!

He was indeed a terrific mod and great contributor here for a very long time. I'm stunned.
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#3 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:47 PM

My condolences. Was it unexpected?
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#4 ONLINE   Go Beavs

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:47 PM

Wow. I don't know quite what to say...

Rest in Peace Richard.

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#5 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 01:53 PM

Last I heard is that he had a brain tumor and was getting treated but he said it was OK and would keep us posted. So sad.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:01 PM

Goodbye Mr. King, you will be missed.

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#7 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

I know that this was not unexpected. Richard started making plans quite some time ago but of course, one always holds out hope.

My friend Richard was always in good spirits, every time I talked or corresponded with him, and he was a strong influence on me in my early days as a staff member. There's a lot about DBSTALK that bears his personal stamp, and I am pleased and honored to have known him.
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#8 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

Wow... over the years, I had many a conversations with him...

Great guy, great person.

Sad loss.
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#9 OFFLINE   FHSPSU67

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:18 PM

Very sad to hear. I always enjoyed him talking about his musical interests.
Rest in peace Richard.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:29 PM

Sad news, indeed! I'd missed his presence here on DBSTALK for some time -- his talk about recording he'd done, his problems with his rentals, his love of photography and his many undertakings, not the least of which was his presence here. He became a friend to all who exchanged posts with him. RIP, Richard! :crying_sa

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:08 PM

Wow, only 62 years old.

RIP Richard

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:13 PM

I am stunned! Richard was a good friend and the only DBSTalk member I have personally met. In fact, toward the end of his infamous "world tour" back in 03 or 04(?) he came out of his way to my home to meet and check me out ;). We went to lunch together that day and we PM'd a lot and talked by phone afterward until the past year or so since he disclosed the tumor.

Richard King was truly one of the good guys, a true friend to me, and I'm sure, of many others. He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

May you rest in peace, rking401, may you rest in peace.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:15 PM

Sorry to hear my heart goes out to his family

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:23 PM

I never met the Gentle Man called Richard but I am impressed by the thoughtful and caring sentiments of so many here. It alone says it all.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:35 PM

RIP, Richard King. :(
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:38 PM

It is with heavy heart that I announce the passing of one of our moderators Richard King. Richard started his mod duties here on DBSTalk back in September of 2003. He was both a good friend and a mentor. I will miss him terribly but take comfort in the fact that he is now in a better place. Goodbye Richard and God speed.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:47 PM

I lost a cousin yesterday due to a brain tumor. Now this. Very sad. R.I.P. Richard.

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#18 OFFLINE   Phil T

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:54 PM

I am so sad to hear about Richard's passing. I did not have the pleasure of meeting him, but over the years, I followed his posts and exchanged many PM's with him. He was truly a great individual and you would always be prepared to smile when reading his posts.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:09 PM

Like others I did not have the pleasure of meeting but I wish I had. He and i often disagred but i always respected him and he certainly always treated me with respect. the world asa whole and the online community in particular need more people like that.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:19 PM

My condolences to everyone that knew him, and to his family.




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