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I just got notified of some sad news, our friend Eric (V.T. Eric Layton) has passed on. RIP my friend:

 

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Post by angeldust on 6 hours ago

 

I just got off the phone with h Eric's girlfriend who called to advise that he has passed away.
She didn't say from what but he was rushed to ER and slipped into the good night to join his family.

I will truly miss him he was a good fiend & now it's just memories to keep alive.

I really don't know what to say

 

Post by vtel57 on 17 Feb 2024 at 10:56
Well, here's the short version...


... I haven't been feeling too well since about May of 2023. I couldn't quite put my finger on anything specific until recently; have just been lethargic, restless, not sleeping well, a return of GERD issues, etc.


Oddly enough, quitting smoking seems to have aggravated things quite a bit. The easiest way for me to resolve these issues is to just admit myself to the hospital for a long overdue overhaul, lube job, tune-up, etc.


That is the game plan for Tuesday the 13th (lucky number). My brother will be transporting me over to the ER that morning. I've already gotten all other ducks in a row... who'll be feeding kitties, while I'm away, and so on.


I hope to not be away for more than 2-3 days, but you never know. It's going to depend on what they find out with all their testing, poking, prodding, etc. We'll see... I may not be able to keep in touch during all this baloney, but will let you know for sure when I'm home again.


Toodles for now...


~Eric

 

 

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That's really sad news. I'll miss him and his sharp sense of humour.

Surely he'll convert more users to Slack where he is going.

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Devastating news. He was one of the most helpful and kind people on this forum. On any forum, for that matter. We shall all miss him terribly. Gone too soon, my friend.

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There is a huge void at SNF now without Eric. He was such an integral part of SNF.  Like the rest of the members here, I will miss him.

 

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@V.T. Eric Layton, you will live on forever in our hearts. 

 

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Shocking news. I will miss him a lot. I really appreciated his sense of humour and sharp wit and helpfulness.Eric save a seat for me in your new Cabin in the heavens and we will raise a glass or two after a quick burn on that celestial highway. 😎

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Some things I found. We'll keep friends alive one way or another.

I'm not claiming to be a longtime friend as I only knew him for a few years. That being said, I can see he was well liked by a lot of people and thought I'd place all these links here.

 

https://vtel57.wordpress.com/

https://noctslackv1.wordpress.com/

https://noctslackv2.wordpress.com/

https://noctslackvlgarch.wordpress.com/

https://tuppence-times.tumblr.com/

https://diasp.org/people/1a2e75aa402a984f

https://www.reddit.com/user/vtel57/

https://libranet.de/profile/vtel57/conversations

 

 

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21 minutes ago, xrobwx71 said:

Some things I found. We'll keep friends alive one way or another.

I'm not claiming to be a longtime friend as I only knew him for a few years. That being said, I can see he was well liked by a lot of people and thought I'd place all these links here.

 

https://vtel57.wordpress.com/

https://noctslackv1.wordpress.com/

https://noctslackv2.wordpress.com/

https://noctslackvlgarch.wordpress.com/

https://tuppence-times.tumblr.com/

https://diasp.org/people/1a2e75aa402a984f

https://www.reddit.com/user/vtel57/

https://libranet.de/profile/vtel57/conversations

 

 

 

Very cool, thanks.

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My condolences to his close friends and family. My prayers for all. I would bet that him and Bruno are playing catch up.

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I think Eric would of found it funny that this was his last post on diasp

 

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I'm shocked and sad, but Mel is right. Eric and Bruno are enjoying their reunion. I hope someone kind will be taking care of his cats.

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  • 1 month later...

Somehow I missed this bad news last month.

He was no slacker in being a guardian of this site.

 

 

 

 

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Wow...this is truly, very sad.  I only knew him from Bruno's but he seemed like a very kind person...damn...

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Eric was a good friend to the folks at Scot's Forums. He will be

sorely missed. I'm sure glad that I got to know him online for

some twenty plus years. It's sad to see another friend slip away.

I'm grateful to have known him. Made my life better. He was a

pretty amazing person...

 

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On 2/28/2024 at 5:45 PM, xrobwx71 said:

Some things I found. We'll keep friends alive one way or another.

I'm not claiming to be a longtime friend as I only knew him for a few years. That being said, I can see he was well liked by a lot of people and thought I'd place all these links here.

 

https://vtel57.wordpress.com/

https://noctslackv1.wordpress.com/

https://noctslackv2.wordpress.com/

https://noctslackvlgarch.wordpress.com/

https://tuppence-times.tumblr.com/

https://diasp.org/people/1a2e75aa402a984f

https://www.reddit.com/user/vtel57/

https://libranet.de/profile/vtel57/conversations

 

 

 

Thanks! Great compilation. It is comforting to read Eric's

work and appreciate how he was a great communicator.

I had to laugh at the 4th link- the photo of the mangled

computer on the floor. How many folks do you know

who blogged about destroying their desktop tower?

(I know that feeling, though...)

:bangin:

 

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