You don't know me but you know my brother, Simon, aka Whitey. I think some
people knew him as Mike because he preferred that name to his real one. If
you request proof im Whitey's brother then im not offended at all, just
email me and ill send you his irc logs from his computer or something.
I'm sorry to tell you but Simon died a couple of days ago in a motorcycle
accident. Im not sure if you are aware of the details of his trip away..
but as far as we were aware he was going to tour France but at the last
moment changed his mind and decided to tour Italy on his motorbike. He left
last week and we had had a couple of emails from him Monday. We do not know
the exact details of the accident itself, except we are informed that it was
a collison with a car and that the driver was not at fault. He had not
ridden a motorbike for 3 months and we think this could be a major part in
what has happened.
As you can imagine the family is very upset but I thought it wise to take
the time to write to you and let you know what has happened, as I am aware
he had a great deal of friends on Wireplay. Indeed, Counterstrike and its
community had become one of his main focuses in the past 2 years because of
various events in other parts of his life.
It was always fun to spend an evening watching him play CS, as he gradually
improved and become a very decent player, often winning various bits and
pieces at local lan partys. He was even trying to get me in a CS clan before
he went away as he was teaching me very well.
When i watched him online, I hardly ever saw him say a bad word to anyone
and as far as i know he had no enemies and made an effort with everyone and
seemed like a very fair admin to me, his attitude always did inspire me and
Anyway, I would like to thank the WP community myself for making my brother
happy, while other people around him failed. I know he put a lot of heart
into helping Wireplay Counterstrike.
You are welcome to do what you wish with this text and im sure the family
would be grateful for any condolences. If anyone wishes to pass them on,
could you send them to me via this email or give me an URL and i will print
them for use at the service.
If you need anything from his computer then just email me, as I will be
formatting it and selling it in a couple of weeks and withdrawing from
online play myself.
Thank you for your time,