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#1 pim

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:14 PM

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Our friend Maurice passed away last week in Paris, the city he loved most.

Paris sera plus jamais comme avant.

I can't even.

 


#2 mongo_jones

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:15 PM

terrible, terrible news. but a good thing it happened where he most wanted to be.

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#3 Chambolle

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:16 PM

Tres triste.

#4 GG Mora

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:17 PM

That's very sad news, except that he passed away in Paris and not in Flint. We should all be grateful for that on his behalf.

Still. What an enormous loss, not only to us, but to the whole damned world. Godspeed, my friend.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:20 PM

I had planned to try to call him since I am in Flint this week.

:lol:

I am glad his last days came in the place he loved.

#6 omnivorette

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:20 PM

I am at once terribly sorry to hear this news, but also very glad that it happened where it did


Rest in peace.
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#7 Daisy

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:21 PM

Oh dear.

And what GG said.
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#8 hollywood

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:21 PM

What they said. Thanks for delivering the sad news, pim.
Is there a way to collect his Paris stuff in one lump to print out and enjoy again?

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#9 Rail Paul

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:21 PM

Good man.

He'll be missed.

R.I.P.
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#10 Leslie

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:23 PM

Rest in Peace, Maurice. This comes as a shock to hear this news.

I, too, am happy he was in Paris. Life is much too short. :lol:

#11 Chambolle

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:23 PM

And just yesterday, I happened to look up this very Hemingway quote:

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.

Young man. Older man. It doesn't really matter.

Wherever Maurice is, rest assured, Paris is still with him.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:24 PM

We had already starting missing him. I'm so sorry to hear this news, although it is not unexpected, but I'm also glad, as others have said, that he died in Paris, as he no doubt wanted to.

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:24 PM

So sorry to hear this. Have been wondering why we hadn't heard from him lately. He seemed pretty despondent the last few posts. Anyone know the cause of his death?
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:24 PM

We lost another good one. :lol:
It is better to have beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.

#15 omnivorette

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:26 PM

"It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body."

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