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

  1. robinhood

    robinhood Active Member

    This is a shocker!:fragile: 2 things I remembered most from the first time I entered FSU:
    -so many people interested in Figure Skating, sth that seemed incredible for me
    -the Snark: Ziggy was a big part for this and I laughed at most of his posts:smokin:

    I am sorry for his loss and this won't be the same without him
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  2. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

    Rest in peace Ziggy, you will truly be missed. Thank you MillaJ for the pictures and confirming this sad news.
    museksk8r likes this.
  3. nyrak

    nyrak Active Member

    So sorry to hear about Ziggy's passing. The boards will never be the same! I haven't felt this way since our friend Blades passed....my condolences to his family & friends.
    museksk8r likes this.
  4. Andrey aka Pushkin

    Andrey aka Pushkin Brezina's Nemesis

    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
  5. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

    Thank you Nicolas/MillaJ, and condolences for your loss. There is a huge void here in FSU now after Ziggy.
    museksk8r likes this.
  6. SmallFairy

    SmallFairy #teamtrainwreck #vladmorosovsfreckles #teamjapan

    Thank you Ziggy, for all the fun and snark!

    I can't say how gutted I am about this, at first I couldn't believe it, he was so young, I really hoped it was all a mistake. I met Ziggy on several skating competitions, and it was always great fun, though now it's been a few years since I last saw him. I was really glad I was able to keep in touch by FB and FSU. Ziggy was never afraid to speak up, be snarky, sarcastic, and at the same time intelligent and so well articulated, he had so much edge, he was one of those persons who make the world really interesting. I feel priviledged to have been able to follow my favourite sport with Ziggy's comments and crazy take on things.

    Thank you Nicolas/MillaJ for keeping us posted. My condolences to all Ziggy's family and friends, this is just so sad, my heart goes out to you.

    Rest in peace, dear, funny, friend, it's been a pleasure!
  7. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    Just saw this thread. This terrible news about our dear Ziggy has truly stung me, I've been tearing up reading all of these posts.

    I have no words except to reiterate what so many others here have said: Ziggy, you will be sorely missed.
  8. Hanna

    Hanna Politicking for more stationary lifts

    Perfectly put.

    I still can't believe it. FSU is not the same without Ziggy.
    Milka, Zokko!, CantALoop and 6 others like this.
  9. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    Very sad. Bad year for FSUers.
  10. Kelvster

    Kelvster Well-Known Member

    RIP Ziggy. I have been on FSU since 2002 and Ziggy has given us so many insights over the years.
    poths, CantALoop, skateboy and 2 others like this.
  11. Jeanine

    Jeanine Active Member

    I am genuinely upset to read this news... I always enjoyed reading Ziggy's posts and hearing his take on things. He'll be sadly missed around here. And so young too... RIP and condolences to his family and friends.
  12. Ninchen

    Ninchen Active Member

    I haven't posted in a while, I'm more of a quiet reader of the forum. The post on facebook came as a big shock to me....I waited for the confirmation here, before I wanted to say anything. I always enjoyed reading Ziggy's posts on FSU. They were so full of wit and sarcasm and will be greatly missed. Very sad..
  13. centerpt1

    centerpt1 Well-Known Member

    Very, very sad news. I will greatly miss his entertaining and insightful posts. He was taken much too soon.
  14. David21

    David21 Well-Known Member

    RIP, Ziggy.

    You will be missed.
  15. oubik

    oubik Well-Known Member

    Yes, Andrey, nothing more to say, thank you for sending me this sad SMS today.

    Meeting with Ziggy many times since 2004 Europeans in Budapest I was always aware ┬┤bout his two faces: Queen of Snarkiness of the internet and King of Gentle in person.

    Thanks Nicolas for those pictures even it was for the very first time I see Ziggy without any colour on his hairs.
    CantALoop, alilou, yossalu and 8 others like this.
  16. clairecloutier

    clairecloutier Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Nicolas, for sharing the pictures of Ziggy. It means a lot for those of us who never met him. I've been looking at the pictures frequently, and it's just nice to have a face to match to all those posts I've read.

    I first became aware of Ziggy some years back on GoldenSkate. I remember reading his competition reports there from European events. Always enjoyed them tremendously. Once, I wrote to him that he sounded like a judge, he was so knowledgeable about skating! Because of that, I always envisioned him as older. So I was surprised--and saddened--to see the pictures and realize how young he was. What a loss. We will miss him so much! Just recently, I remember he contributed a great post in one of the pairs threads about why Western federations should release pairs skaters who want to compete for other countries--he explained the differences between the funding of skating in the West and in the former Soviet countries. It was just an example of how he took the time to share his knowledge with all.

    I hope his family can take a small bit of comfort in knowing how much he was liked and respected in this community.
  17. Citlali

    Citlali Well-Known Member

    This is really sad, I can't believe it. I always enjoyed Ziggy's post, he was so fun and so knowledgeable.
    Deepest condolences to his family and friends. My thoughts are with you.
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  18. Grannyfan

    Grannyfan Active Member

    I'm another who doesn't post much, but I enjoy and appreciate the knowledge and humor that are shared by so many here, Ziggy among them. Thank you to the poster who shared Ziggy's photo. My sincere condolences to his family.
  19. Stormy

    Stormy Well-Known Member

    I lurk more than post nowadays, but having been on here as long as I have been, this news is very saddening. He and I also shared a birthday (August 22nd), and I will be thinking of him on Friday. Sincere condolences to his friends and family.
  20. MillaJ

    MillaJ Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, i will not be today to write / wrote back anymore, I'll try to write something later (maybe this weekend) if i can do it (mentally) what was the farewell to Tom, for those who can not be there.

    Take care everyone, think well and do not be sad.
  21. viennese

    viennese Well-Known Member

    I'm shocked and sad to hear this.
    I really liked Ziggy's posts and always looked forward to reading what he had to say.
    skateboy likes this.

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  23. Marge_Simpson

    Marge_Simpson Well-Known Member

    Candle lit.
  24. skategal

    skategal Bunny slave

    Me too. What a nice idea.
  25. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

    They stay lit for 36 hours.
  26. nlloyd

    nlloyd Well-Known Member

  27. AYS

    AYS I'd rather have a pug for my president

    Thanks for the link Sharpie. I'm not sure I got it into the FSU group correctly, but ultimately, I guess that doesn't really matter.
  28. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

    You're there, AYS, I saw it.
    AYS likes this.
  29. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hit ball, find ball, hit it again.

    Mine is lit. Hope Ziggy has internet access wherever his spirit has gone.
    Jem X and BittyBug like this.
  30. quartz

    quartz Waiting for my egg to boil. Softly.

    Candle has been lit....sigh... :(