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Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by SHARPIE, Aug 18, 2014.


    SHARPIE In through the out door... Staff Member

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  2. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

    @MillaJ Nicolas - Thank you for posting the pics and confirming this is unfortunately true. Am sure Ziggy's passing will hit us (FSU) even harder once the competitive season starts. Please pass on my condolences and sympathy to any other friends and family you might run into.
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  3. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    Thanks Nicolas for letting us know. Condolences to you.
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  4. 3T3T

    3T3T Member

    RIP Ziggy and condolences to his family and friends. I always enjoyed reading his posts, he was so knowledgeable and passionite about figure skating, he will be missed. 31 is much to young. Thank you Nicolas for confirming the sad news.
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  5. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

    What happened to Ziggy?
  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

    We don't know. It's up to his family or close friends to share that information publicly if they want.

    I feel "RIP" doesn't suit Ziggy so I'll write "SIP" (Snark In Peace) Ziggy, instead. ;)
  7. zotza

    zotza allergic to brainless skaters

    Nicolas, thanks for confirming, and posting the pics.Condolences to all of you...
  8. Tinami Amori

    Tinami Amori Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your efforts to inform. Please take no offense to the idea that Ziggy may still be with us; he was/is a creative fellow, studying Psychology, and a devoted civil rights activist, who could very well go to an extreme to conduct a social experiment on "spread and effect of information" or another aspect of human reaction to information. He gave a few interviews in local newspapers on the misinformation about the LGBT community, so it would not be auslandish for him to want to do some kind of research on effects of information. His initials are T.S - like Tom Sawyer..... and both were rascals...... So, please take no offense to such suggestion, it is rather a suggestion on Ziggy's creativity.

    Of course many people probably want to know what happened to Ziggy, so if you find it appropriate please let us know but only what you feel comfortable to share.
    With best regards and respect to the given.
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  9. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    Thank you Nicolas for the wonderful pictures. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    He'll be sorely missed.
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  10. MillaJ

    MillaJ Well-Known Member

    I should not write about it because it is a family matter, I can only say from my knowledge that it was an accident.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
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  11. Dave of the North

    Dave of the North Well-Known Member

    Thanks, MillaJ for the info and pictures. I was so sorry to hear about Ziggy.
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  12. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

    You don't need to say any more on the matter, his family's privacy is most important. We may be a snarky bunch but we're not jerks. :)
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  13. victoriajh

    victoriajh trying to ignore rod and find the eurosport feed

    It's hard to Come to grips with a death so sudden to someone so young .....knowing it was an accident somehow makes it more tragic too - thank you @MillaJ for coming here and giving us what you can share - as you have seen ziggy was a huge part of our online community -
    Please pass it along to his family how saddened we all are and that he will be very missed
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  14. jiejie

    jiejie Well-Known Member

    Just stepped back to the forums after a couple of days and shocked to find this. While I didn't know Ziggy and didn't always agree with every point he made, his thoughts on skating were well-reasoned and high quality, and he was always one of my top must-read-FSU-posters regardless of thread. A big loss for the forums, and an inconsolable loss to his family and friends. With deep condolences to them. Peace to you, Ziggy.
  15. fscric

    fscric Active Member

    Rest in Peace, Ziggy. This forum has lost one member who was opinionated and passionate about figure skating but could still be objective.

    Nicolas, thank you for registering and letting us know about this matter, and posting the beautiful photos of Ziggy. Much appreciated.
  16. emason

    emason Well-Known Member

    I remember how chuffed I was during one competition PBP thread when I was snarking above my weight class, and Ziggy commented that emason was in fine form that night. I was so excited: Praise from the Master. I felt like Teacher's Pet.

    Ziggy, RIP, and condolences to your family, friends and loved ones. You touched all of us here at FSU and will be greatly missed.
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  17. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

    Rest In Peace, Ziggy.
  18. kedrin

    kedrin Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear this news. As others have said- I may not have always agreed with him, but I appreciated the thought that he put into his posts. Condolences to his friends and family. It's strange how you can feel you know someone you've never met.
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  19. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

    There really are no words. But our little community has lost a snark star. :40beers: Ziggy you were an original.
  20. forthewin

    forthewin Well-Known Member

    I'm lost for word. This is so sad. I'm so sad. Ziggy is always passionate about skating and life. He has a great sense of humor. Even his comments are sharp, they are never mean-spirits. That's why I love his opinions. They are coming from his heart, a good place. I just can't believe this happened. Rest in peace! You'll be missed so much.
  21. MINAM

    MINAM The "NICE" Admin Staff Member

    This news comes as a surprise. Thank you MillaJ for the pics and confirming the news (while sad).

    Ziggy was never the easiest poster when you're a moderator on a discussion board. I would sometimes facepalm at his posts. That said, I could never dislike him. :(

    Rest in peace and keep snarking!
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  22. Wiery

    Wiery Well-Known Member

    Gutted. :fragile::wuzrobbed
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  23. bardtoob

    bardtoob Former Choreographer for Anna Maria Tragikova

    I enjoyed Ziggy's posts, and I am sorry I will not get to meet him. I hope him peace.
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  24. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

    Just read about this earlier today. Too young, so sad. :( RIP Ziggy
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  25. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

    Way too young. So sad.
    Thanks for all the passionate and thoughtful posts on FSU.
    R.I.P. Ziggy.
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  26. lurvylurker

    lurvylurker Active Member

    This describes my experience to a "t" -- I once received praise from Ziggy for a post and I walked on air for a week. I didn't know I could feel so greatly the loss of someone I hadn't met.

    As emason added so eloquently: Ziggy, RIP, and condolences to your family, friends and loved ones. You touched all of us here at FSU and will be greatly missed.

    Snark on in heaven, Ziggy.
  27. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

    Rest in peace :(
  28. BellaSTRARSSA!

    BellaSTRARSSA! Member

    RIP Ziggy and condolences to you friends and family. I don't post much, but I enjoy reading competition analyses here, especially ice dance, and Ziggy's posts were among those I always looked for first. It didn't matter if I didn't agree, it was always an interesting read. You will be missed.
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  29. Nomad

    Nomad Celebrity cheese-monger

    I've lighted a candle next to my Buddha Claus statue in honor of Ziggy. I will miss him.
  30. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

    What a loss for the FSU forums. RIP
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