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Very sad news

  1. Oct 15, 2009 #1

    lisab

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    A few weeks ago, there was an announcement on the http://twitter.com/physicsforums" [Broken]:

    I’ve been meaning to send https://www.physicsforums.com/member.php?u=187122"), but he’s been inactive. I figured he was likely on vacation.

    Well it’s been a few weeks now, longer than the usual vacation. So I did some sleuthing, using information he had on his user page.

    I found http://www.nj.com/independentpress/index.ssf/2009/10/michael_bell_formerly_of_new_p.html" [Broken]:cry:.

    I’m afraid he’s passed away. The ham radio call numbers on his user page match the ones in the obit, as do the name, age, profession, and hometown.

    I'm very sad by this. Negitron hadn't been here long but he was a great contributor. And he was so much fun in chat, too, very witty!

    Bye, negitron, I'll miss you :sad:.
     
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  3. Oct 15, 2009 #2

    turbo

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    Very sad, and so young...
     
  4. Oct 15, 2009 #3

    Borek

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    Uck, he was even younger than me...

    As we say in Poland - they are picking from our shelf :frown:

    Edit: I started to browse his posts and found that

    has a completely new meaning now.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2009 #4

    George Jones

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    Yes, this is very sad news. negitron did a lot for Physics Forums.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2009 #5

    Kurdt

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    Negitron was an excellent forum member and contributed immensely to the community.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2009 #6

    cristo

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    This is dreadful news. My thoughts are with negitron's family at this time.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2009 #7
    Wow this is terrible news :( RIP negitron definitely will be missed here.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2009 #8
    This is sad to hear, he was a very smart guy... :(
     
  10. Oct 15, 2009 #9

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    It is very sad indeed. He's way too young.

    His profile indicates he was last active Sept-22, 5:29 pm, and he passed away sometime that evening.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2009 #10
    How sad indeed. Courage to his family.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2009 #11

    Monique

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    Condolences to his family, this must have been a sudden loss.
     
  13. Oct 15, 2009 #12
    I know I've only been here for a very short while and never fully have gotten to know everyone here, but it still saddens me to hear news such as this. He had great friends here on PF that cared about him.

    RIP Negitron/Michael Bell
     
  14. Oct 15, 2009 #13
    I always enjoyed reading his posts. How sad he had to go.
     
  15. Oct 15, 2009 #14
    Oh my god.

    I always enjoyed reading his posts, he was so smart and contributed greatly to the forums.

    RIP Michael
     
  16. Oct 15, 2009 #15

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    This is quite unexpected. I haven't been here very long, but I remember negitron as an active and knowledgeable contributor. It's sad that he's gone.
     
  17. Oct 15, 2009 #16

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    I remember "meeting" negitron in PF chat, and subsequently enjoying his many contributions in the electrical engineering forum here.

    He was named as a PF Science Advisor 3 days after his death, but before any of us knew what had happened.

    Too young, way too young.
     
  18. Oct 15, 2009 #17

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    This is just a shock. I had been worried for a while and even PMed berkeman last week to see if he had heard anything from him. Then I PM him a couple of days ago. OMG RIP negitron.
     
  19. Oct 15, 2009 #18

    Math Is Hard

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    I'll miss seeing his little black cat avatar and his visits to chat. So sorry he is gone. :(
     
  20. Oct 15, 2009 #19

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    RIP Michael. Silent Key KB2YYR
     
  21. Oct 15, 2009 #20

    Moonbear

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    I'm so saddened to hear this. He was already becoming a great contributor here, and so young still. Rest in peace, Negitron.
     
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