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Old 2022-04-24, 17:57   #1915
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My condolences as you grieve, xilman.
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Old 2022-04-24, 19:21   #1916
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Personally I have always disliked giving as well as receiving condolences. I find the word (specially its Persian version) the most depressing of words. Whenever I hear it, it raises/reminds the most sad/depressing moments of my life and hits me like a train-wreck that I have just had the highest form of loss.

Instead as a believer in Baha'i faith, I will share a phrase that I have found somewhat comforting in cases of personal loss. The following is an attempt at a literal translation:

"The worlds of existence are infinite."

May she rest in peace.

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Old 2022-04-24, 23:54   #1917
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I'm sorry to report that Jean, aka SWMBO, died at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge this last Thursday evening. She had been receiving excellent care and her passing was peaceful.
Oh no, I'm so very sorry to hear that
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Old 2022-04-25, 21:02   #1918
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Sorry to hear of your loss, Paul. Hope she lived a long and happy life.
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Old 2022-04-30, 11:14   #1919
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Default Major Stepan Tarabalka

"Ghost of Kyiv". Ace credited with 6 on day one of Putin's imperialistic genocidal war on Ukraine and Ukrainian civilians; ~40 air victories attributed overall in <3 weeks before dying in air combat. Whether he was real or a baseless propaganda rumor was questioned while he was still alive and flying and averaging >2.3 air kills per day.
https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/ghost-of-kyiv-died/
I think that puts him third in the all-time list, and first in the jet era, and most in a single day at 6. See also https://www.popularmechanics.com/fli...t-flying-aces/
It would make him personally responsible for a remarkable 21+% of Russian fixed-wing aircraft losses in Ukraine to date, and an even higher fraction during his ~17 days elapsed of combat activity February 24-March 13.
https://news.yahoo.com/combat-losses...071758059.html
Survived by a wife and son and his parents; died age 29, flying against an "overwhelming number". Sounds like a target-rich environment. He loved flying since childhood.

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Old 2022-05-02, 20:37   #1920
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Default Kathy Boudin Weather Underground Militant

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...d-radical-dies

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/01/n...udin-dead.html
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Old 2022-05-03, 02:26   #1921
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Naomi Judd
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Grammy-award winning artist Naomi Judd of The Judds has died at 76.

Judd's daughters announced her death in a statement on Saturday.

"Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," the statement said. "We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory."
A long-time sufferer of clinical depression, she died by suicide - the day before The Judds (Naomi and daughter Wynonna Judd) were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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Old 2022-05-05, 10:58   #1922
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May your wife rest in peace, Paul. We are terrible sorry to hear such news.
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Old 2022-05-08, 23:55   #1923
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"Ghost of Kyiv". Ace credited with 6 on day one of Putin's imperialistic genocidal war on Ukraine and Ukrainian civilians; ~40 air victories attributed overall in <3 weeks before dying in air combat. Whether he was real or a baseless propaganda rumor was questioned while he was still alive and flying and averaging >2.3 air kills per day.
Ghost_of_Kyiv | Wikipedia
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On 30 April 2022, Ukraine's Air Force Command admitted the mythical status of the Ghost of Kyiv, writing that "The ghost of Kyiv is a superhero-legend, whose character was created by Ukrainians!"[2] and that "the #GhostOfKyiv is alive, it embodies the collective spirit of the highly qualified pilots".[26] It was acknowledged that he was just a piece of propaganda created to "raise morale at a time when people need simple stories", and warned people to not "neglect the basic rules of information hygiene" and to "check the sources of information, before spreading it".[2][5][6] The statement came after multiple media outlets published stories wrongly identifying Major Stepan Tarabalka as the man behind the moniker. Tarabalka was a real pilot who died on 13 March 2022 during air combat and was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Ukraine.[27]
But while we're on the topic of glue-sniffing, don't let that stop anyone from running out and buying the commemorative scale model kit! Hmmm ... "some proceeds going to the Ukrainian defence forces."
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Old 2022-05-09, 06:50   #1924
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Default Yuri Averbakh

Soviet-Russian chess grandmaster and chess composer died at the age of 100.

https://www.chess.com/news/view/yuri-averbakh-obituary
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Old 2022-05-14, 16:38   #1925
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John Coates: https://www.emma.cam.ac.uk/about/news/?id=577

Andrew Wiles was one of his students.
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