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Kipple
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:46 pm    Post subject: Ridleyville R.I.P. Reply with quote

News shared today on the BladeZone Facebook page from Gary Willoughby. Fellow Blade Runner fan and collector, Geoff Hutchins, passed away on January 8th. Geoff was of course the owner of many, many Blade Runner props and collectables. Geoff is survived by his lovely wife Tracy, a son, and a daughter, and two grandchildren. R.I.P.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not know Geoff personally. We chatted a few times here and at BladeZone's Off-world Forums.

On this forum, he shared the fact that he had cancer. Back in March 2013, he wrote, "Don't really put a downer on things but have to say sharing does help. I just had a recurence of bowl cancer. First one in 2011 but came back with a vengeance a couple of months ago. They had to remove more large bowl, some small intestine, bladder and prostate. Things have gone well though so far and after nearly three weeks in hospital hope to go home on Monday. I am hoping the histology is also favourable as I desperately need to be in LA for what ever is going to be organised in 2019."

My thoughts are with his family and friends.

I do hope that his family will consider keeping his website online. If it's a matter of funding, I am sure we -- the Blade Runner community -- can raise the funds needed. I'd hate to see Ridleyville go the way of BRMovie -- off-line. (It's owner, David Caldwell, a.k.a. "Netrunner" passed away last February.)

I look forward to reading fellow forum member's reply to this post as we all remember Geoff -- "Ridleyville".
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Very sad news.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrible news. It was always a highlight when Geoff posted a new addition to his incredible collection. My condolences to his family and friends.
Vale Ridleyville.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very, very sad to read this terrible news...
I've been in direct contact with Geoff on some occasions in the past and he always had been very friendly and helpful... and I won't talk about his contributions to this place of course...

I also hope that his awesome BR collection will stay online...

My thoughts to his family and friends...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad

a sweet man - you will be missed Geoff.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrible news for his family and his family here on the board.
Condolences to his family. As some said, if funds are needed to keep the collection on line, I'm sure we'll find some kind of solution to make it happen.

Sad news Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad, indeed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geoff's son, Jamie, had this to say on BladeZone's Facebook page, in regards to the announcment on the news of his father's passing and the comments posted in reply.

"Thank you so much for doing this! I am immensely proud of my dad and I plan to continue displaying his collection for all to see. Thanks again."
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news Sad always shocked when I hear about a members passing here. R. I. P. Geoff.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news from his son Jaimie and his desire to still post/take care of his Father's collection.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news came thru Facebook to me, my condolences said yet but never enough to repeat here and there. Geoff was so nice he shared their pictures with me to be published in my never ending project BR book (some news about this in my thread). I've contacted his son Jaimie thru Facebook to give the only thing is possible, a warm hug and all my god feelings for him and the rest of family.

Seems like we are in a terrible epoch for the older guys here. But they never will be forgotten. I can't express better with words what I feel everytime this fact of life occurs between all of us.

In the eventually case funds are needed to maintain Geoff's site, I'll proud to help with my humble donation.

Ever with us Geoff!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geoff really was one of the nicest and most generous guys. His love of the film also inspired me. I am glad his legacy will live on through his son. I will very much miss him and his presence here. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

God speed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news indeed.

Hey, Geoff - hope Off World is a better place than this one...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I always really liked him. He's going to be missed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I often admired and envied his wonderful BR collection.
He seemed a thoroughly decent chap. RIP.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My condolences. Had the pleasure of meeting him at Antwerpcon 2014 and seeing a part of his very impressive collection. We talked about Blade Runner and his collection. Very nice guy. R.i.P.
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