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RIP Samizdata

Samizdata's mother let me know that he died last night of a massive heart attack. He was 51. Memorial links, etc. will be provided when they appear. I knew him here and on Twitter, where he was a chatty, thoughtful and supportive presence. I'll miss him a lot. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Nov 26, 2018 - 291 comments

Thank you, strangers.

My friend with ovarian cancer? She died. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Oct 4, 2018 - 66 comments

Online Memorial for kmennie

There will be an online memorial service for longtime Mefite kmennie [obit post] on Saturday, August 25th from 4 to 5 pm ET. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Aug 1, 2018 - 3 comments

Say goodbye to gman

As some of you may know, former Toronto Mefite gman (Gabe) has been battling cancer for the last several months. Its been a long, hard fight, during which no stone was left unturned in the search for his cure, taking him from Ontario to the U.S., to Paris, and on to Heidelberg, Germany, then finally back home to Canada a few weeks ago. His wife and friends sent out an email this weekend, and with their permission, the message has been adapted and presented here for Mefites who knew him: [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 26, 2018 - 160 comments

RIP kmennie

I am sad to share that longtime member kmennie passed away on December 26th, 2017. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 9, 2018 - 163 comments

Bruce H. passed away

My brother and long time user "Bruce H." passed away at his home on 6 January, 2018 and asked me to let folks know so that his contacts would not be left wondering "whatever became of Bruce H.?" He was as the oldest son in a very large family and we all miss him dearly. Thank you all - Kerstin
posted by Bruce H. on Jan 25, 2018 - 137 comments

Obit Post Fatigue

It seems like there have been more and more obit posts lately. I understand that some luminaries have passed, but is it really necessary to post an obit for every celebrity/musician? Do these posts live up to the "Best of the Web" standard we set for posts to the Blue? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 23, 2017 - 111 comments

Mourning online-only friends

It's been a month of losses for MetaFilter, with three members passing away in as many weeks. This article from the Guardian seems appropriate: It turns out losing online friends feels as bad as the death of 'real life' ones.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 25, 2016 - 32 comments

Word for the dying?

My grandfather is dying. I am on my way to help my uncle and grandmom take care of him. I knew this day would come and at some point in the past I thought I had favorited a comment about how to help the dying let go. I cannot find the comment. Can you all help me find it? It was something along the lines of "it is ok. You did good. We will be ok."but I think there was more than that.
posted by procrastination on Oct 24, 2016 - 15 comments

Cheerwine has passed away.

It saddens me greatly to say that Cheerwine passed away last week. [more inside]
posted by (Over) Thinking on Jul 31, 2015 - 160 comments

Please tell someone to remember to tell MetaFilter when you die

This MeTa is inspired by a conversation in the chat room in which we realized that despite our wishes to know when other members of the community died, most of us didn't yet have a plan in place to ensure that our fellow MeFites would be notified of our own deaths. I've since told my husband how to find the Contact Form, and if he forgets I have a few MeFites as FB friends (he won't forget to update my FB, at least) -- what's YOUR plan to get your dots?
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 22, 2015 - 129 comments

MeFi helped me through the darkness.

Five years ago today I lost my wife suddenly and unexpectedly. MeFites came out of the woodwork with words of support, hugs, shipments of books, postcards, notes, and even pie!
I got advice from others who had been through similar tragedies; new friends and penpals; all together, it was an awesome show of love and caring. I made it through the darkness, and since then have also been able to help others who have had the same thing happen to them.
I just want to say thanks, again, to everyone. If this seems disjointed, it's because I can't find the right words to express how I feel.
posted by mrbill on Jun 16, 2014 - 54 comments

Deletion of question about terminal illness

I'd like to hear more from the mods behind the rationale for deleting this question, from a person who is seeking advice related to their impending death. I'd also be interested in hearing feedback from the community at large about whether it's an appropriate question for askme.
posted by Greg Nog on May 12, 2014 - 43 comments

666 posts tagged with death

This got a chuckle out of me just now... [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on May 8, 2014 - 34 comments

The thread of life.

I said goodbye to my beautiful, adoring, smart, and sympathetic mom this evening. I'd like to thank Metafilter for helping me through this beautiful/awful/harrowing/redemptive experience. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on May 21, 2013 - 80 comments

RIP Prince_Of_Cups

It is my sad duty to relate some unfortunate news. Matthew Schuler, known here as Prince of Cups, passed away this morning. [more inside]
posted by mkb on May 13, 2013 - 194 comments

RIP liosliath

I am very sorry to tell folks that Liosliath has died tragically and unexpectedly. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on May 2, 2013 - 297 comments

RIP glider

Metafilter's own Shannon Larratt has passed away. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Mar 15, 2013 - 126 comments

holdkris99's death was a hoax.

So, we were lied to. The good news is that holdkris99 is fine, rather than dead. He's also banned, his wife's (?) account is banned, and they're not welcome back to Metafilter, ever. [more inside]
posted by cortex on May 22, 2012 - 1331 comments

Death is the new black

Just in time for Halloween, MeFi Mag is back with deadly issue seven, in PRINT or free PDF. Deadline for the next issue (SEX!) is November 15. This month, sub means SUBMIT! [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Oct 31, 2011 - 95 comments

A sobering pony request

A little note on the profiles of MeFites who are deceased? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 6, 2011 - 24 comments

RIP Elizabeth Edwards

This is where we discuss the Elizabeth Edwards obit thread. We've done this a few times before, I think.
posted by Avenger50 on Dec 7, 2010 - 138 comments

Thank you for all the support and caring.

A year ago today, my wife passed away. I wanted to say thanks to all of Metafilter for the support I've gotten from the community. [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Jun 15, 2010 - 42 comments

And that's that

Update Filter: All charges dropped against former Ontario A-G Michael Bryant. [Previously]
posted by mazola on May 25, 2010 - 23 comments

Update on my wife's passing away

An update here on this AskMe post about my wife's death. [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Aug 4, 2009 - 235 comments

Should the profiles of deceased MeFites be preserved?

When an account is disabled, all the profile information disappears. Might it be better to preserve the information when the account is disabled due to the owner's death? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Jul 16, 2009 - 83 comments

A brief period of mourning

Every obit thread on MeFi since the start of time* has been a flood of periods/full stops. Why did the Michael Jackson thread become a mess of bad taste jokes with barely an orphaned punctuation mark in sight. What memo did I miss? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jun 25, 2009 - 147 comments

He was in his armchair, watching a John Wayne movie. It could have been so much worse.

Another "Best of Metafilter" request. So, my grandfather died today (as I anticipated a few months ago), and one of my first reactions is to look to Metafilter for comfort and guidance. I've found a few relevant threads on my own (just taking a cursory glance at ColdChef's posting history helps put death in perspective), but I'd appreciate other mefites' help: what are the most helpful, or comforting, or grounding threads you've read on the site that have to do with death and grieving? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 31, 2009 - 30 comments

"There is no afterlife." Cite, please...

"There is no afterlife." Cite, please... [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Mar 3, 2009 - 315 comments

This one goes out to Stormin' Norman... and 311

Reading the recent story of Norman Van Lier's death reminded me of the "Dead neighbor, or overactive imagination?" AskMe thread from over the holidays. [more inside]
posted by togdon on Feb 27, 2009 - 18 comments

"V" is for "Valiant"

Thank you to all those who have sent kind words to us - they really do help us stay tough. And thanks as a whole to the MeFi community, which has kept me entertained, interested and mentally functioning the past weeks as I lurked, learning new things and following the drama. Vivienne passed away in her sleep last night - I guess she was waiting to make one final point.
posted by bunnycup on Feb 17, 2009 - 173 comments

Everything dies.

I've been doggedly procrastinating on my actual tasks this morning. A big part of that procrastination has involved counting the obit filters on the blue for the past year. [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Jan 16, 2009 - 28 comments

R.I.P., Anita Rowland

Anita Rowland (User 113), old school blogger, inspiration to many, has lost her fight with cancer. She'll be missed.
posted by ewagoner on Dec 10, 2007 - 37 comments

Posting from beyond the grave

How to Share Your Obituary With Your Online Friends. When your journey is over, you are probably going to want your online friends, who may live all over the world, to know why your postings have suddenly stopped. Here's a good checklist for anyone who is an active part of an internet community.
posted by ColdChef on Aug 5, 2007 - 84 comments

Four Posts on the Same Death

After another four times dead post on the home page, I have a little suggestion to people out to FPP that someone is still dead.
posted by dw on Jan 14, 2007 - 5 comments

Pride in AskMetafilter, due to questions like this

To know that people will post questions like this, and that other people -- strangers -- will help as they have...I hope Matt still is able to steal a few minutes now and then to take some pride in what he's created.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Dec 11, 2006 - 19 comments

snufFPP

I'm happy to see that snuff is appropriate for the front page.
posted by bardic on Jul 27, 2006 - 25 comments

You'd love to see him die what?

Mr. Hincandenza, this is the United States Secret Service. We've got a few questions for you about something you posted on the internets.
posted by dersins on Mar 20, 2006 - 43 comments

An Update on me AskMe about a sick fish

RIP Fish Daddy . An update for this thread. I bought my fish anti-biotics, but sadly it was too late and he passed this morning. I also bought a test kit for amonia, nitrite and nitrate and am pleased to report that all is well with the water, suggesting that I am not the bad fish-taker-carer I feared I might be. A little bit of nitrate, but it seems that's not actually toxic. Anyway, thanks to all who offered advice.
posted by duck on Oct 4, 2005 - 9 comments

Long-time metafilter member Alicia Frantz passed away on June 3rd.

Long-time metafilter member Alicia Frantz passed away on June 3rd.
There is more info on her site, and a news article. She will be greatly missed.
posted by milovoo on Aug 25, 2005 - 82 comments

Someone died, and it was still funny, apparently.

Death to Reporters!The Vindication of Eason Jordan!Pre-emptive strike!Why do you hate America so much? • Looks like Nicola Calipari's death is another great opportunity for sneering, soulless political point-scoring. Why was the only semi-respectful treatment of the story the only one to get deleted?
posted by dhoyt on Mar 5, 2005 - 3 comments

Grey areas in AskMe

The AskMe thread on faking one's death seems to skirt the same grey area as several of the deleted warez-related inquiries. Not to be a prude, of course -it's ust that curiousity like this could be bad for our ponies.
posted by Smart Dalek on Nov 23, 2004 - 35 comments

Metafilter in The Guardian: "She's Dead! Yes!"

"Meanwhile the internet, as always, provided a sceptical alternative to the reverent coverage of the Queen Mother's death. Too sceptical for some, actually: Americans were among those revolted by certain threads on our own Guardian Unlimited website, where conversations began "Queen Mum Snuffs It" and "She's Dead! Yes!" Over at Metafilter one reader commented acidly: 'You have to be pretty sick to get off on the death of a 101-year old woman. But then, they are Guardian readers...' Oooh get you!"

Metafilter mentioned again in today's 'Web Life' section of 'The Guardian' [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Apr 6, 2002 - 22 comments

How to wonder if someone is dead

The "is palegirl dead?" thread was probably not a good idea. I think of rebekah as a friend, though we have only exchanged a few emails over the years here, and I was alarmed (and still am, a little). I imagine other people were worried too. How to handle threads like these?
posted by rodii on Nov 18, 2001 - 47 comments

just an excuse for people to mourn their own future demise

I'm not knocking the people who posted the threads, but does anyone else feel like every online discussion about a death is really just an excuse for people to mourn their own future demise (complete with overstated praise for themselves and why-God-why lamenting)?
posted by rcade on Jun 29, 2001 - 6 comments

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