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#16 Suzanne F

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:08 PM

That's what makes it all the more shocking -- when it happens suddenly, with no warning. Been there, and it is very, very difficult to deal with.

I try never to dine with other people. It just makes things so much easier. -- Anthony Bonner, March 28, 2014

 

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#17 GG Mora

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:12 PM

Condolences to his loved ones. How very sad.

#18 Slapsie Maxie

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:20 PM

R.I.P

Tony, My "bruvver"

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#19 The Scream

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:22 PM

Didn't he just post here a couple of days ago?

Very sorry to hear this - condolences to his family, friends and dining cohorts.

Yes, I made a reference to him out of the blue and he responded out of the blue.
He called me a wag. I told him that I had missed him.
Gone fishing for the summer.

#20 hollywood

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:23 PM

R.I.P

Tony, My "bruvver"

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Nicely said, Simon.

I got that gin in my system
Somebody's gon' be my victim.

 

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#21 The Scream

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:26 PM

R.I.P

Tony, My "bruvver"

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I regret it now, which is easy with hindsight, but I am comforted by the thought that, if I had ever got over my own stupidity and contacted him, he would have assumed that same East End Jewish accent and said ď no bovver, letís go and have dinnerĒ and that would have been it. Thatís the kind of man he was. Although, I did not always think I was his friend, I am pretty sure he always thought I was his.


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#22 Leslie

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:30 PM

I'm stunned. This is so very sad to read. I never met Tony, but exchanged friendly PMs with him on a few occasions. He was an enormous presence on the boards he participated on over the years. I'll miss him. RIP, Tony.

#23 rancho_gordo

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:34 PM

I hope he's stirring things up right now, wherever he is.

"Gay people exist. There's nothing we can do in public policy that makes more of us exist, or less of us exist. And you guys have been arguing for a generation that public policy ought to essentially demean gay people as a way of expressing disapproval of the fact that we exist, but you don't make any less of us exist. You just are arguing in favor of more discrimination, and more discrimination doesn't make straight people's lives any better." -Rachel Maddow to Jim DeMint and Ralph Reed


#24 Cathy

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:36 PM

Lovely tribute, Simon.
You're only as good as your grease.


When working with high heat, the first contact between the cooking surface and the food must be respected.

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#25 Squeat Mungry

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:40 PM

Oh, sad.

Rest in peace, Tuck. You'll be missed.
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#26 Leslie

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:41 PM

This is odd (surreal), but I thought of Tony this morning. Before I logged online. And I had not seen him on the boards in a very long time.

#27 Jaymes

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:44 PM

It's going to be very, very strange not seeing his name pop up here from time to time. Even when he was vigorously arguing some point, one never had the feeling that he was intentionally nasty or mean.

I'll miss him.

RIP, Tuckerman.

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#28 Maison Rustique

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:05 PM

Many condolences.

RIP :)
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#29 ranitidine

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:27 PM

I first met Tony when Lippy and I went to London in October 2003. We had dinner at Gordon Ramsay with him, Fahro, Simon and Robin. Tony and I hit it off immediately. Within a day or two, Lippy and I had lunch with Tony and Fahro and made plans to exchange apartments for a week the following spring. We did it and loved it, as, I understand, did Tony and Fahro. He was the kind of person you could strike up such a friendship with in an instant. I am very sad to read of his sudden passing and send my very deep condolences to Fahro.
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#30 Lippy

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:34 PM

This news is truly sad and shocking. Tony was a vivid, larger-than-life presence.