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Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby gabz » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:28 am

He was at home on Smoke with his dogs and his end was peaceful
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Flora » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:32 am

What? Fucking hell... I actually genuinely thought he was sort of joking about health stuff.

Blimey, well I'm sorry to hear that.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby jessica_fletcher » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:34 am

Fuck.

I cant believe it.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby leela » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:39 am

Oh gabz. I am so very sorry.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Chi_Rup » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:41 am

Poor old fella. He was cantankerous on this board right up to the end which I think he would have considered a good result.

RIP.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Lime_Pickle » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:47 am

Sorry, gabz. How awful for you and his wider family & friends.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby GLimpet » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:54 am

Sorry to hear that gabz.

I enjoyed his take on things and am glad that he stayed engaged with the world in this way right up til the end.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby chimes » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:59 am

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Oh Gabz.....

I am so sorry for all of you out there.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby rezuar » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:06 am

Oh no... I was thinking of him this very morning.

Im so very sorry, gabs. XOXO
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby misanthrope » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:08 am

I always thought that he was a crazy cunt, but I still liked him. A sad few weeks for the Stew for two long-time posters now gone and the death of a significant other of another.

He was unique. Cheers to Saffer.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby erkat » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:14 am

Sorry to hear that.

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Postby spampants » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:15 am

I think he'd be embarrassed by an outpouring of grief on the Stew.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Ryan » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:17 am

That's terrible news.

I'm very sorry gabz.

He was a one-off. He made me laugh more than anybody else on this board.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Son Of Spooner » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:20 am

Very sorry to hear that, he seemed quite a character and I always found him entertaining. RIP.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby shunter » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:55 am

What does "on Smoke" mean? Was it the TB that got him? Poor old zaffer, the old cunt. Best wishes to his family
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Vodd » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:09 am

Terrible news. He's was a crazy assed yokel but at least he was an original.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby BeatRaven » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:12 am

My greatest sympathy……and respect.

He was such a unique, strong, clear, and very joyous voice.

He entertained people around the world simply by being himself. He was basically Bukowski with dogs.

'Won't see the likes of him again. That makes the loss bigger than just him.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby CatScanMan » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:17 am

Not another one... Argumentative and he loved to wind people up. Those people have a name: 'Americans'. Can't say he wasn't committed to the cause either, he's been on it for about a decade. I loved reading about all the crazy stuff he was going to do around his place, the pumps, the dam, the programming the dam pumps in assembler. Sad news, he was one of a kind.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby flatfoot » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:17 am

This breaks my heart.

I'm so sorry, Gabz. Know that you are not alone in grief. We loved him. Love him. He was one of my favorites and I wish I had the chance to meet him.

Damn you for leaving us, Zaffer.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby yehyeh » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:18 am

Oh no. I so enjoyed his photos and comments. I'll miss him. We'll miss him.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Jim-2012 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:19 am

I am truly sad to hear this bad news, Gabz. I was hoping they would find what was causing his demise. He will be missed on the Stew. I wish you all the best, Gabz.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby wildflower » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:22 am

Sad news. All the best to his family. X
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby tlefty » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:22 am

Bloody hell. I have been away from the board for a while and this was the first post I saw when I logged in today. My condolences, Gabz.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Kikilamour » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:35 am

my dog! geez. fuck. this is so sudden. such a loud, vibrant and colourful voice, it seems incomprehensible that one minute he's there , and the other not. i'm so sorry for your loss.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Geece » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:37 am

Oh fuck.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby 5waldos » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:38 am

Oh Gabz-I am so sorry. The stew will have a big hole in it and I will personally miss him. What a sad day. My condolences to all of you.

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Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:43 am

RIP Zaffer, you old renegade

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Godjira » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:58 am

An end of an era. I really did think he was terribly ill, but hoped he'd recover.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby VinnyD » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:18 pm

Sorry Gabz. How are you doing?

I'm a little surprised at the people who apparently didn't see this as a real possibility. He was pretty open about what was going on, to the extent anyone knew what was going on.

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Postby polardude1 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:24 pm

Sorry to hear it. He was one tough SOB till the end. Condolences to his family
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby jessica_fletcher » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:29 pm

VinnyD wrote:Sorry Gabz. How are you doing?

I'm a little surprised at the people who apparently didn't see this as a real possibility. He was pretty open about what was going on, to the extent anyone knew what was going on.



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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby pezworld » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:33 pm

I am so sorry. I have been worrying about him.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Herc » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:34 pm

Gah! That's a big old shame. He was an interesting bastard right enough.

Condolences to you.

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby pezworld » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:49 pm

shunter wrote:What does "on Smoke" mean?

It's the name of their property.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Homerj » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:25 pm

Fuck that's sad.
One of the most interesting posters to every grace this place is gone.
RIP Zaf.
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Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:32 pm

VinnyD wrote:I'm a little surprised at the people who apparently didn't see this as a real possibility. He was pretty open about what was going on, to the extent anyone knew what was going on.


I'll do this one for Zaffer

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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby NorthAmerican » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:37 pm

GLimpet wrote:Sorry to hear that gabz.
I enjoyed his take on things and am glad that he stayed engaged with the world in this way right up til the end.
Ditto. What sad news! My condolences to all who were close to him.
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Postby rezuar » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:56 pm

Damn it, I still can´t believe it. I really thought the old sod would recover.
I will miss him.
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Postby Tortilla Slim » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:56 pm

Homerj wrote:Fuck that's sad.
One of the most interesting posters to ever grace this place is gone.
RIP Zaf.


Yeah, totally agree. One of the most interesting we'll ever have and stuck to his guns until the end.

When I saw the title of this post I thought it was someone taking the piss until I realize who the author was and that it was a sticky. RIP. Take care of his puppies.
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Postby northern_goddess » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:06 pm

This is terribly sad news. Take care of yourself, Gabz. I am thinking of you.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Iolar » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:10 pm

When he posted last week that his weight had dropped to 43kg, I didn't think he'd last much longer.

I liked him. He certainly knew how to ruffle the feathers of the mouthbreathers on Talk Politics.
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Re: Zaffer died this morning at 10.00 am

Postby Lulu » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:11 pm

pezworld wrote:
shunter wrote:What does "on Smoke" mean?

It's the name of their property.


Thanks for that, so glad that he was at home - his legendary home. The man lived life wide open. No pretenses, take it or leave it sort of guy. And yes, he'd probably just shrug off this thread.

A big loss to the board. RIP. And sincere condolences to Gabz.
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Postby eric84 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:12 pm

He was definitely one of a kind. I'll miss him. Condolences.
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Postby sieve » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:21 pm

eric84 wrote:He was definitely one of a kind. I'll miss him. Condolences.

ditto
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Postby snowgirl » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:24 pm

Goddamit.

I really thought he's pull through this. The cantankerous, stubborn old bastard. I liked him and I'll miss him.

My deepest condolences to you, gabz, and to the rest of his family.
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Postby Bluedoglover » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:40 pm

RIP Zaffer.
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Postby Stan In Maryland » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:51 pm

So sorry to hear this, my condolences. He was always entertaining to read. I had feared this was going to be the outcome from the last couple of pictures. I kind of love the fact that he would probably hate all this attention.
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Postby pezworld » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:52 pm

He was such a character. A must read.
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Postby incognita » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:06 pm

Gabz, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a bigger than life voice here on the board, and he will be missed. "Bukowski with dogs" indeed. My thoughts are with you, big hugs.

RIP Zaff. I would pour one out for you, but you'd be unhappy about the waste of good alcohol, so I'll just raise a glass in your honor.
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Postby Agent009 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:32 pm

Dude...... Ill mi55 ya..... RIP.
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