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OCUK founder Spie passes away

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NathWraith, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Cryogenic

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 10, 2007

    Posts: 839

    Spie's passing is indeed a sombre moment for reflection, and is a stark reminder that whilst business and money go hand in hand, it can unfortunately lead to mental and physical stress on the human body.

    I respect Spie as a business person who started from humble beginnings, but I did't always agree with his swing towards centre right politics as a twitter follower of Geert Wilders for example, or his many posts advocating alternative sex, and just simply being indifferent in condemning early warning terrorism plots on the forum towards minority religious groups.

    On a slightly different note, is there likely to be a not for profit biography in the style of 'Jobs', and is there a public autopsy/toxicology report available, as the circumstances of death were not made clear?
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018
  2. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 21,417

    Location: Surrey and London

    I believe it was reported as a heart attack.
     
  3. Cryogenic

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 10, 2007

    Posts: 839

    Thanks for the clarification Hades.
     
  4. Madwelsh

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 19, 2005

    Posts: 513

    Location: Legoland

    Doesn't matter what you lean towards, I'm a strong believer that when your tickets up, it's up.. religion aside, you work hard to make something with your life you will be rewarded wherever .. Good luck
     
  5. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

    Posts: 28,879

    Location: Tosche Station

    Mark is in my thoughts today.

    Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him and I wouldn't be being honest if I said we always saw eye to eye, it is clear to me that all who were close to him knew he was a good man. A wise man once said "Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty", however, as I make this virtual toast to absent friends I remember how he was - in both name and spirit - the father of this place, and for that I shall remain truly grateful.

    To absent friends.
     
  6. One Vision

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 8, 2015

    Posts: 1,017

    So sorry to hear this, how old was Spie when he passed away? What was the cause if you dont mind me asking
     
  7. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

    Posts: 10,879

    Location: Cheshire

    55, heart attack.

    Christmas hasn't been the same for us this year.

    2019 is a fresh start for us and glad to see the back of last year tbh.
     
  8. FBi7

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 19, 2009

    Posts: 659

    Location: West Midlands

    Wishing you and your family all the best for 2019. Hope the happy memories are plentiful.
     
  9. One Vision

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 8, 2015

    Posts: 1,017

    Thanks for coming back to me, im so sorry to hear that. Did Spie suffer with his heart or was it just sudden?
     
  10. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

    Posts: 10,879

    Location: Cheshire

    Thank you.

    No previous conditions, just sudden.
     
  11. One Vision

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 8, 2015

    Posts: 1,017

    Sorry to hear Nath, just trying to understand the cause whether health related or otherwise. Trying to learn from these horrible things that happen to our loved ones.
    Its funny because you can be a big guy with a poor diet and live a long healthy life or you can be a thin guy with a good diet and you can pass away from natural causes.
    Nobody really knows, i know that alot of stress can have severe adverse affects on your body too, some people can ride it out and some cannot, everyone is different.

    There could have been heart issues from your dads parents, like hereditary, always worth checking as could help yourself and other family members later on down the road. I never knew my biological dad, however the biological genes regarding health i think can be very important for family in the future.
     
  12. Midget Mafia

    Associate

    Joined: Aug 2, 2018

    Posts: 29

    I have only now learned of this; am shocked TBH.

    I've been a member of the forums since 1999/2000 something like that and met Mark in person when I made the drive from Wiltshire to OCUK HQ to have my GlobalWin 802 modded with 4 Delta screamers! Mark left after it was done, and went zooming off into the distance on a flashy motorbike :)

    Later, in early 2004 I was travelling around NZ trying to 'find myself' and come to terms with the end of my first marriage. I was stuck in Auckland, didn't know a soul and was having a major wobble. I made a post about the mental struggles and Mark posted a really kind and super supportive response that made me feel that I wasn't really alone. It helped, as did all the support from other forum members, but it was really nice of him to take time out to offer kindness to someone else.

    I offer my condolences to the family, and hope you're all well. Your Dad was a true Gentleman.
     
  13. _Jimlad_

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 5, 2005

    Posts: 18,581

    Location: Southampton

    Don't often check GD, so apologies for late reply .Sorry to hear of your loss. Top man and founder of this great forum among many other things.
     
  14. r2d2

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 16, 2009

    Posts: 742

    I hardly actually logon. Just read this forum time to time NOW.

    So sad to hear. RIP.
     
  15. Rich_L

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 18,170

    Location: Santa Barbara, Californee

    Just saw this (haven't logged on for a while..) - v. sorry to hear about this sad news :(
     
  16. Meaker

    Mobster

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 3,378

    While at uni I was in couples accommodation with my wife (fiance at the time) the other couples were mostly young Americans all early mid 20s for the most part.

    One neighbors husband was fit and active, went back to America and never came back, he collapsed and died instantly from an aneurism.

    Life just seems to want to be **** some times.
     
  17. zakblood

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 6, 2012

    Posts: 2,247

    RIP and sorry to hear the sad news
     
  18. craigyhay

    Associate

    Joined: Mar 20, 2008

    Posts: 90

    Location: grotty Grimsby

    sad to hear RIP
     
  19. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

    Posts: 10,879

    Location: Cheshire

    Today marks a year since dad passed.

    Thank you for your kind comments.
     
  20. killiebrad

    Associate

    Joined: Dec 19, 2008

    Posts: 53

    My condolences to Nath and his family's with the great loss of his dad's untimely passing at such a young age

    R.I.P Spie ... your legacy will continue on