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R.I.P. KidMod-Southpaw

Discussion in 'Serious' started by GeorgeK, 13 Sep 2014.

  1. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I have to inform the community of the passing away of KidMod-Southpaw (Alessandro). We received word from his grandfather that on the night of Tuesday 9th September Alessandro took his own life. Whilst it might be difficult to hear this, David would like it to be public knowledge in order to urge others in a similar position to seek help and perhaps stop others that may be contemplating a similar thing.

    I am sure that I am speaking for everyone when I say that he will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

    Update

    Some members have expressed an interest in making a donation towards a wreath for Kid's funeral. I have heard from Kid's grandfather and he would prefer that, instead of contributing towards a wreath for the funeral, donations were made towards a mental health charity as, in David's words, "perhaps then others may not allow themselves to reach such a stage of desperation if they felt able to express their thoughts".

    As such I have set up a JustGiving page in Kid's memory at

    https://www.justgiving.com/kidmod

    in support of Mind - The Mental Health Charity. I know that they are a fantastic charity who do amazing work with people with a range of mental health problems and, in their own words, are here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

    George

    Update

    Dear all,

    I received this from Alessandro's grandfather today - certainly Kid and his family have been in my thoughts a lot recently but will be even more so on Monday

    Thanks

    George
     
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  2. Landy_Ed

    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

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    That's awful news. Absolutely worth sharing with us. My heart goes out to his family.
     
  3. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    Very sad news indeed :(
     
  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    I'm very sorry to hear that. It's such a sad loss of a great forum member, and a terrible waste of a life full of possibilities.
     
  5. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    This is so very sad. RIP Alessandro.
     
  6. dancingbear84

    dancingbear84 error 404

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    That was not what I expected to be seeing this morning and to be honest has knocked me a bit. I'm so sorry to hear this unfortunate news and if anyone knows of him personally I would be grateful if you could pass my condolences on to his family. I'm not sure what else to say.

    Tragic news.
     
  7. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    R.I.P Kidmod. You will be missed.

    Is there anyway one of the mods or Bit-tech could set up a PayPal account or something, somewhere we could donate so that as a forum we could send a wreath to the funeral?
     
  8. David

    David RIP Tel

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    How terribly sad. RIP Kid.
     
  9. Carrie

    Carrie Well-Known Member

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    Be at peace now Alessandro.
     
  10. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    So young, a great loss to the forum and I'm sure a devastating blow for the family, how very sad :(
     
  11. Gaming_freak_10

    Gaming_freak_10 Active Member

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    R.I.P. KidMod. Have a good time spamming up there!
     
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  12. Porkins' Wingman

    Porkins' Wingman Can't touch this

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    Wow. The real lives behind the avatars, huh.

    See you at the respawn point, Kidmod.
     
  13. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Very sad news indeed. May you rest peacefully Kid.

    Sam
     
  14. adidan

    adidan Avatar is back out of season.

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    This is awful news.

    Very, very sad. I feel for his family.
     
  15. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    R.I.P. A sad day.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
  16. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Christ, this is a horrible shock. Would never have guessed from his posts, he seemed so cheery most of the time.

    Here's to you mate, RIP.
     
  17. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    Such sad news, a huge shock shock.
    There's nothing I can add to what has already been expressed, but I feel that I had to join in the sentiments of the community.
     
  18. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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    I'm shocked and saddened at the loss of such a young life.
     
  19. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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    This genuinely stopped me in my tracks. I didn't really know him really but I always got the impression that he was full of positive energy. My condolences to his family, and if anyone is in a similar position - I've been there before, and I'd be willing to lend a discrete, non-judgemental ear.
     
  20. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Complete shock here, had no idea he was feeling that way.

    RIP :(
     

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