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overedge
04-16-2012, 11:07 PM
He covered figure skating news quite often. RIP.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/olympics/article/1162440--toronto-star-s-randy-starkman-dead-at-51

Sylvia
04-16-2012, 11:11 PM
My post in the Krall/Chan thread also referenced this sad news: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showpost.php?p=3547011&postcount=33

I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with him last year, and he struck me as being a very humane and worldly person, as well as a devoted family man.

ETA my post from the FSU Archives last year:

BTW, the journalist who originally coined this infamous/famous "single tear" was told how this phrase has passed into legend here [at FSU] and seemed quite bemused by it all. :D

Randy Starkman was the journalist, and he signed off his email to me as follows:

Totally honoured by this ... I think.

MST (Mr. Single Tear)
:respec:

Capella
04-17-2012, 12:04 AM
In the link overedge posted, what a perfect quote for someone who covered figure skating:
“There’s now just a huge void.”RIP

algonquin
04-17-2012, 12:18 AM
RIP - I enjoyed his writing.

shutterbug
04-17-2012, 03:28 AM
Iím sorry to hear this. Only 51. :( We met him at the GPF and he was very pleasant. Iíll miss reading his skating coverage.

4rkidz
04-17-2012, 04:24 AM
I also met him a few times and was so impressed with his passion for the amateur skater in many different sports.. a class act.. RIP :(

aaron
04-17-2012, 04:46 AM
I'm so sorry to hear this. I loved his article and passion towards sports.

RIP

Norlite
04-17-2012, 04:59 AM
Very sad news indeed. My deepest sympathies to his family.

Sasha'sSpins
04-17-2012, 06:15 AM
He was only 51. Much too young. RIP. :(

Bournekraatzfan
04-17-2012, 07:29 AM
very sad. he did a lot to raise the profile of amateur sport in canada. my wishes go out to his family. RIP

spikydurian
04-17-2012, 11:59 AM
Condolences to his family from afar.
I enjoyed his articles and he came across as a pleasant person. What a loss.
RIP.

victorskid
04-17-2012, 02:08 PM
He was well respected by the athletes (in all the amateur sports that he covered) and by other journalists/reporters - there are many articles being posted by both in the wake of his death.

Condolences to his wife and daughter, his colleagues, and others impacted by his death at way too young an age.

He will certainly be missed!

shopper
04-17-2012, 04:43 PM
I always enjoyed his thoughtful articles. Very very sad.

skatesindreams
04-17-2012, 04:50 PM
Condolences to his family and friends.
Great, caring, journalists are rare.
He will be missed.

Sylvia
04-17-2012, 06:56 PM
I also met him a few times and was so impressed with his passion for the amateur skater in many different sports.. a class act.. RIP :(

He was well respected by the athletes (in all the amateur sports that he covered) and by other journalists/reporters - there are many articles being posted by both in the wake of his death.
Here's a touching tribute by Clara Hughes, a multiple Olympic medalist for Canada in cycling and speed skating: http://clara-hughes.com/my-best-friend-in-sport-randy-starkman/