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#1 Noose

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:03 PM

It is with great, great sadness that I have to inform our slot racing friends that we lost one of our own today. Michael "Duffy" Heinrich passed away this morning.

Eloquent in his posts as well as in person, Duffy was a unique individual for sure. His contributions to our hobby the last couple of years were some of the best we have ever seen. A true craftsman.

RIP, my friend.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:05 PM

Crap.

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:06 PM

You got to be kidding. He just posted last week.
 
Slot racing has lost a great craftsman and an even greater guy.
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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:08 PM

I lost a true friend this morning. I will miss you. Rest in peace.
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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:12 PM

Oh, no, no, no... that's a huge shock as well as a great loss.

Am I gonna miss that guy!

RIP, Duffy. You were one of a kind in the very best way.
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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:14 PM

Very sad news indeed. I visited him on Monday. We enjoyed some Thai food and BS'd about slot cars. I will miss him.
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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:14 PM

Duffy was a true original, a craftsman, an artist. I’m stunned to hear the news.
 
RIP, Duffy.
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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:17 PM

What? RIP, Amigo... At a loss for words...


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:38 PM

WTH!!! I assume this was unexpected. Those shoes can not be filled. RIP.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 07:56 PM

RIP, Duffy.

 

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:06 PM

OMG!

 

This is such a sad way to start the New Year.

 

 I will sorely miss his craftsmanship, unique personality, and quirky intelligent posts here.

 

Farewell, Friend.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:08 PM

I cannot even begin to express the sense of loss I am feeling as I have just learned this terribly sad news. I can only offer my most humble condolences and best wishes to Robin and his family. Please excuse me, but I need to just go outside in the breeze and take this in...


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:11 PM

Whoa... That was a "jaw-dropper"!

 

I didn't know him, personally, but...  :o

 

There will be more than a moment of silence in my room... Please excuse me...


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:28 PM

Crap, RIP.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:29 PM

Wow. No words. RIP, Duffy.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:32 PM

This is hard to take in.

 

RIP, Duffy.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:37 PM

Such sorry news. Thank you for letting us know. 


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 08:44 PM

Wow, this is really sad and unexpected. Seems as though these sorts of reminders about our mortality come way too frequently.  

 

RIP.

 

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:04 PM

Crap :( :shok: Rest in Peace, Duffy.

Thank you for letting us know, Noose.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:05 PM

Totally at a loss for words on this... he will be missed.

 

RI, Duffy.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:07 PM

Duffy, you will be missed. :)


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:10 PM

I didn't know him personally but enjoyed reading all his posts.

 

RIP, Duffy.


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Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:14 PM

There are times when words cannot convey what you are feeling. So sorry to hear this.

 

He always treated me well when we had dealings online. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.           

 

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Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:22 PM

All I got was he woke up had trouble breathing. Robin called 911 but they could not revive him.

Robin will let us know more in time.
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Posted 01 January 2016 - 09:22 PM

An incredible loss. Duffy was an amazing man. Speechless.

 

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