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Lyric

(12,675 posts)
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:43 AM Nov 2015

DU'er Prophet 451 has passed away.

It was sudden and shocking, but painless--Nick stopped breathing in his sleep and his long-time life partner found him a little while ago. The paramedics tried to revive him, but he was already gone. Right now she is trying to cope with the grief and panic of the immediate moment. They are British, and they did not have much income. I think Nick was receiving some sort of disability pension.

He was my friend for many, many years even before I found DU. His partner is a dear friend too. Please keep her and his family in your thoughts. He will be missed more than I can even express.

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DU'er Prophet 451 has passed away. (Original Post) Lyric Nov 2015 OP
My sympathies to her and family, and you. Stay strong. Waldorf Nov 2015 #1
I'm so sorry, Lyric. Suich Nov 2015 #2
. TexasTowelie Nov 2015 #3
I'm so sorry marym625 Nov 2015 #4
My sincere condolences. NutmegYankee Nov 2015 #5
Thank you for posting. Condolences to you and Nick's partner and family... villager Nov 2015 #6
I'm sorry Lyric. Thoughts and prayers to his partner and family. onecaliberal Nov 2015 #7
... Hydra Nov 2015 #8
Condolences to you and his family. PADemD Nov 2015 #9
My deepest condolences. 840high Nov 2015 #10
I am so sorry uppityperson Nov 2015 #11
I am so sorry. sheshe2 Nov 2015 #12
My condolences to you & to Nick's life partner. pacalo Nov 2015 #13
I am so sorry Liberal_in_LA Nov 2015 #14
So sorry for your loss. joshcryer Nov 2015 #15
My condolences to his life partner and to you. Solly Mack Nov 2015 #16
I'm so sorry Lyric KT2000 Nov 2015 #17
I'm sorry, thank you for letting us know Fumesucker Nov 2015 #18
Joined about six months after me. One of my faves. Hissyspit Nov 2015 #19
........ daleanime Nov 2015 #20
... shenmue Nov 2015 #21
i'm very sorry JI7 Nov 2015 #22
Condolences to you and your friend. n/t Admiral Loinpresser Nov 2015 #23
My condolences Duckfan Nov 2015 #24
How terribly, terribly sad. MADem Nov 2015 #25
... glinda Nov 2015 #26
My heartfelt sympathies to the family Half-Century Man Nov 2015 #27
I am so sorry. I hate to see posts like this. roguevalley Nov 2015 #28
He was one of the good ones.... Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2015 #29
OH...it's epic! Bookmarked to read again and again... SoapBox Nov 2015 #32
Indeed, an epic rant! And so right. mnhtnbb Nov 2015 #42
That was awesome. RiverLover Nov 2015 #43
He spoke for so many with that! Thank you. n/t Judi Lynn Nov 2015 #118
I am so sorry to hear this. How awful for his partner. I hope she has support at this terrible time sabrina 1 Nov 2015 #30
I'm very sorry to hear this. SoapBox Nov 2015 #31
I'll miss Prophet 451. Holding his dear ones in the Light. n/t TygrBright Nov 2015 #33
Rest in peace. colorado_ufo Nov 2015 #34
my condolences on your loss... magical thyme Nov 2015 #35
OMG I'm so sorry!!! darkangel218 Nov 2015 #36
OMG. I have no words. One of my favourite posters. Best thoughts to you and to his partner. LeftishBrit Nov 2015 #37
I am so sorry. icymist Nov 2015 #38
Condolences deutsey Nov 2015 #39
I'm so sorry to hear that Recursion Nov 2015 #40
Safe passage, Nick eridani Nov 2015 #41
Oh no - I'm so sorry A Little Weird Nov 2015 #44
I am so sorry etherealtruth Nov 2015 #45
The world is poorer to have lost this brilliant, beautiful man... Rhythm Nov 2015 #46
So sorry to hear this. Peace and strength to her, his family and friends. nt ladyVet Nov 2015 #47
I'm so sorry. polly7 Nov 2015 #48
r.i.p. Blue_Tires Nov 2015 #49
So sorry... panader0 Nov 2015 #50
Deepest sympathy malaise Nov 2015 #51
Very sad Marrah_G Nov 2015 #52
So very sorry Lyric. My sympathy to you, his family and all livetohike Nov 2015 #53
I'm so sorry Lyric...... a kennedy Nov 2015 #54
sincere condolences BootinUp Nov 2015 #55
I'm so sorry, my condolences to you and all. MerryBlooms Nov 2015 #56
... RKP5637 Nov 2015 #57
Condolences to you and his loved ones. smirkymonkey Nov 2015 #58
RIP Prophet 451. n/t Mugu Nov 2015 #59
Oh no. How sad. bigwillq Nov 2015 #60
So sorry to hear this... sunnystarr Nov 2015 #61
Sorry to hear it... Phentex Nov 2015 #62
So very sorry~ democrank Nov 2015 #63
My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Octafish Nov 2015 #64
Very sorry to hear this underpants Nov 2015 #65
Please share my condolences with his partner hootinholler Nov 2015 #66
So sorry. CaptainTruth Nov 2015 #67
May your love conquer loss and sadness Festivito Nov 2015 #68
... LostOne4Ever Nov 2015 #69
..... restorefreedom Nov 2015 #70
Rest in Peace libodem Nov 2015 #71
I'm so very sorry. nclib Nov 2015 #72
My deepest condolences for your loss, Lyric, and ours, too. Duval Nov 2015 #73
Sad thing... for Prophet 451 was a real truth seeker. laserhaas Nov 2015 #74
RIP Prophet 451 Skinner Nov 2015 #75
So very sorry for your and his partner's loss. MoonRiver Nov 2015 #76
Wishing peace and other blessings for the mourners, including you. merrily Nov 2015 #77
Condolences liberal N proud Nov 2015 #78
... SammyWinstonJack Nov 2015 #79
My heartfelt sympathies sellitman Nov 2015 #80
So sad to read this. MuseRider Nov 2015 #81
Very sorry to hear this...my thoughts are with you, his family and friends... joeybee12 Nov 2015 #82
My condolences to you and his loved ones. nt Andy823 Nov 2015 #83
Very sad to hear. romanic Nov 2015 #84
I am sorry to hear that. Xyzse Nov 2015 #85
Gentle journeys, Nick. Embracing love to Nick's partner, family, and friends. nt ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2015 #86
I'm sorry to hear this. Renew Deal Nov 2015 #87
. Stinky The Clown Nov 2015 #88
I'm so sorry. yardwork Nov 2015 #89
.... alittlelark Nov 2015 #90
. Omaha Steve Nov 2015 #91
Peace to all that loved him. denbot Nov 2015 #92
Oh no. Gregorian Nov 2015 #93
My sympathy Worried senior Nov 2015 #94
... 2naSalit Nov 2015 #95
So sorry, Lyric, to hear your sad news FailureToCommunicate Nov 2015 #96
So very sorry to hear this... JCMach1 Nov 2015 #97
Deepest sympathies to you and Prophet 451's life partner. octoberlib Nov 2015 #98
Prophet 451 !!!! Iggo Nov 2015 #99
I'm so very sorry, Lyric. catbyte Nov 2015 #100
sorry to hear this Kali Nov 2015 #101
Condolences, Lyric. gademocrat7 Nov 2015 #102
Condolences to all his family and friends. hifiguy Nov 2015 #103
Much love to you and to his partner and loved ones. blogslut Nov 2015 #104
my deepest sympathies... nashville_brook Nov 2015 #105
... spanone Nov 2015 #106
My deepest sympathy to you and his partner. femmocrat Nov 2015 #107
RIP - nt Ohio Joe Nov 2015 #108
My deepest condolences. azmom Nov 2015 #109
Aloha oe Prophet 451. mahina Nov 2015 #110
Sorry to hear of this. Enthusiast Nov 2015 #111
Terrible news. blackspade Nov 2015 #112
... Alkene Nov 2015 #113
I am so sorry to hear this saddening news. myrna minx Nov 2015 #114
..... d_legendary1 Nov 2015 #115
Accept my sincere condolences passiveporcupine Nov 2015 #116
(((((((Prophet 451))))))) WillyT Nov 2015 #117
Horrible news. He will be missed. n/t Judi Lynn Nov 2015 #119
My condolences for his loved ones. rhett o rick Nov 2015 #120
The announcement by Kat on FB was the first thing I saw this morning Mabus Nov 2015 #121
Kat's post on Nick's wall was the last thing i saw before i 'tried' to go to sleep... Rhythm Nov 2015 #124
I think I know how you both feel Mabus Nov 2015 #131
Yeah, that video was perfect... Rhythm Nov 2015 #132
I'm so very sorry Oilwellian Nov 2015 #122
My sympathies to you and Nick's partner. cui bono Nov 2015 #123
I am truly sorry for your loss, Lyric. derby378 Nov 2015 #125
..... Evergreen Emerald Nov 2015 #126
I'm so sorry to read this. City Lights Nov 2015 #127
I'm so sorry cal04 Nov 2015 #128
This has got to be such a terrible shock! Ferretherder Nov 2015 #129
I'm so sorry to hear about Prophet 451 snacker Nov 2015 #130
I'm so very sorry. I will keep his family in my thoughts. laundry_queen Nov 2015 #133
RIP Prophet 451 Person 2713 Nov 2015 #134
 

villager

(26,001 posts)
6. Thank you for posting. Condolences to you and Nick's partner and family...
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:50 AM
Nov 2015

The longer DU is around, the more DUers we keep losing, dammit...

Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)
19. Joined about six months after me. One of my faves.
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:13 AM
Nov 2015

Rest in Peace to him. Sincerest condolences to his friends and family.

MADem

(135,425 posts)
25. How terribly, terribly sad.
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:46 AM
Nov 2015

He went easily, but that has to be so hard on his loved ones.

I am so sorry.

roguevalley

(40,656 posts)
28. I am so sorry. I hate to see posts like this.
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:05 AM
Nov 2015

I hate change and losing people. But I hold them in my heart and prayers. I hope peace finds them soon.

SoapBox

(18,791 posts)
32. OH...it's epic! Bookmarked to read again and again...
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:54 AM
Nov 2015

Because I think it's as relevant today as it was then.

If you don't mind an F-bomb (ok, tons of F-bomb), read it.

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
30. I am so sorry to hear this. How awful for his partner. I hope she has support at this terrible time
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:44 AM
Nov 2015
to her and may she find peace, though I know it will take a while!
 

darkangel218

(13,985 posts)
36. OMG I'm so sorry!!!
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 03:53 AM
Nov 2015

I remember Prophet 451, we had a few discussions about beliefs.. He was an amazing, well spoken and very intelligent person. I'm so sad now


RIP

livetohike

(21,998 posts)
53. So very sorry Lyric. My sympathy to you, his family and all
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 08:55 AM
Nov 2015

who knew and loved Nick. Rest in peace Nick.

sunnystarr

(2,638 posts)
61. So sorry to hear this...
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 09:39 AM
Nov 2015

Condolences to Lyric and his friends and family. R.I.P. Prophet, I'm glad you didn't have to suffer your passing.

romanic

(2,841 posts)
84. Very sad to hear.
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 11:18 AM
Nov 2015

I never interacted with him but I agreed wholeheartedly with many of his posts, he seemed like such a nice guy. He'll be missed.

Xyzse

(8,217 posts)
85. I am sorry to hear that.
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 11:18 AM
Nov 2015

I do not believe I met him here, but my condolences nonetheless.
It is never easy.

myrna minx

(22,772 posts)
114. I am so sorry to hear this saddening news.
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 03:49 PM
Nov 2015

My heart goes out to you and his other dear friends and loved ones.

Mabus

(14,352 posts)
121. The announcement by Kat on FB was the first thing I saw this morning
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 06:26 PM
Nov 2015

I have been thinking about Nick all day. I was pretty depressed most of the morning and then I remembered some of the IM exchanges we had on FB and it made the rest of the day a little easier. I'm so grateful that I found him on FB, I treasure the massive number of IMs we exchanged and I am happy that he is out of his pain. I will miss our talks about various crimes, television shows and just being able to talk to him.



My heart goes out to Kat, please let her know that he will be missed. I will keep her in my heart.

Rhythm

(5,435 posts)
124. Kat's post on Nick's wall was the last thing i saw before i 'tried' to go to sleep...
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 09:02 PM
Nov 2015

I think both Lyric and i are still in a daze... feeling helpless with that damned ocean in the way of being able to do much to help.




Mabus

(14,352 posts)
131. I think I know how you both feel
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 09:50 PM
Nov 2015

I walked around in a daze most of today. I had meant to IM him this weekend about the new Jack the Ripper theory and his thoughts on "River" with Stellan Skarsgaard. The only reason I was waiting until this weekend was so we could get into one of our IM marathons.

I never met Nick in person but I felt like I had a real friend and his passing has had a profound effect on me.

I know it is silly but another friend posted a video of how I saw Nick. I reposted it on my FB page and tagged you and Lyric. To me, he was generous with his time, his thoughts and even though he didn't have a lot, he gave me so much.

to you, Lyric, Kat and everyone else whose life he made better.

Rhythm

(5,435 posts)
132. Yeah, that video was perfect...
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 10:47 PM
Nov 2015

Thank you again for posting it.

Last weekend, someone at the pub had mentioned the 'Jack the Ripper' thing, and in that discussion i had told my co-worker that i needed to ask Nick his thoughts on it, because he knew more about the Whitechapel Murders than any 10 people i know, and would have a better understanding...

And now that hangs here...

Ferretherder

(1,445 posts)
129. This has got to be such a terrible shock!
Tue Nov 17, 2015, 09:18 PM
Nov 2015

I can only say how sorry I am for yours and his partner's loss.........I can't imagine!

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