(Updated) Denis Ten Murdered: was stabbed in the thigh

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So incredibly sad. I enjoyed his skating. My daughter competed at Junior Worlds with him. He's only a year older than she is. I hope the thieves/murderers are caught and suitably punished though as a mother I know nothing that happens to them will be enough solace for his mom. My heart breaks for her today.
 

Tinami Amori

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This is insane! A brilliant young life lost over car mirrors!?!?!? The heart just hurts
In defense of Tan's decision to approach the criminals: He could not know if they are just removing mirrors or stealing the whole car.
- stealing car mirrors, hub-caps, windshield whippers and other miscl. car trimmings is a business. These items are re-sold at flee-markets on weekends, and there are groups of thugs who rummage the streets at night after dark ripping them off and collecting into a vehicle that drives behind, it's a "volume type" operation.

-this was day-time, and it is reasonable for anyone to assume that if two "guys" are standing next to your driver's doors, they are trying to steal the whole car, and not doing a "special operation" over just mirrors. Removing mirrors in the daytime, could mean "someone important who had the same automobile and needed mirrors here and now" sent the "dude" to get them off the first car available.

I don't know naturally what happened, but this is my thoughts for now... We'll see. I hope the criminals are found.

(just FYI, Ten's vehicle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=61pdM3M2HEY)
 

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Alex Shibutani is currently posting a thread on Twitter about Denis with his thoughts, and various links to videos and such of Denis:

https://twitter.com/AlexShibutani/status/1019968841424621568

One of the links was to this pic of Alex and Denis in 2009 and 2014 and I was NOT prepared to read Denis's comments on the bottom of that link. It really got to me.

https://twitter.com/MaiaShibutani/status/572933513269383169
This makes me laugh for the fun, laughter and joy he brought, but cry at the realization of what the world has lost.
 

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The more I think about it the more broken up I feel. I only knew Denis from afar, but I always marveled at his brilliance, his sweet, dimpled smile, wisdom beyond his years, and an innate artistry that surpassed beauty in its passion, intensity and elusive quality. He has flown away on wings as eagles, slipped beyond our grasp, shining now with the stars in heaven.

There's deep sadness for us here left behind who never anticipated that Denis would be taken from us so soon. It isn't fair. What are the lessons we should learn? Honor talent fairly? Reach out to let someone you admire know you care before it's too late? Check in regularly with a friend because you never know when it might be the final contact in this dimension? As much as I hurt, it's beyond comprehension the grief and pain of those who truly knew Denis and were close friends and intimate family members. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them.

Thanks to Aliona for sharing that poignant image of Denis on her Instagram. And thanks to Maia and Alex for sharing lighthearted memories of Denis. I know Denis would be the one to have the most prescient, kind and comforting words to say to us in our pain. I have to allow joyful moments from his skating to sustain instead.

This off-season will now go down in history as one of the saddest ever for the skating community.
 

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Echoing everyone sentiments, but I hope he rests in peace. I will remember his beautiful skating, wonderful performances, his bright personality and charm, and his love and pride for his country. You will be missed Denis!
 

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zotza

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At first when I read the news I was sure he's gonna be OK,he just had to and ten minutes later he was gone. I never thought I'd be so heartbroken about skating since Sergei Grinkov died,and I hope all the skaters even the ones we don't like will be safe cause it's unfair. Violence is unfair, murder is unfair. What happened is an ugly act of violence against a person that only brought beauty in the world.RIP Denis..( and I can never accept this happened)
 

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I still can't believe it. I volunteered at 2007 Junior Worlds and he was one of those I noticed for he had such a presence on ice and oozed talent although he didn't make the FS. I remember how his mother had a heated argument with Buyanova and he just stood in a corner. He was so tiny back then. I approached him and told him I liked his performance and that he will do well in the future. Years later I was so proud of him, especially at Worlds 2009 and the Olympics in Sochi. He was really one of the first skaters I discovered and now he is the first one of those we have to say goodbye to. This hurts so much.
 
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Last show (june 9) in which Denis Ten performed (full show, over an hour) is released by Sputnik-Kazakh TV: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/society/20180719/6503863/video-denis-ten-shou.html

President Nazarbaev is now involved and stated that Ten to be a True Patriot who brought Glory to the Country: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/society/20180719/6505275/denis-ten-nazarbaev-soboleznovanie.html

State Sports Minister Arystanbeck Muhamedulin is overseeing a public funeral for Ten, and will be accompanying Ten’s parents.
https://ru.sputniknews.kz/society/20180719/6502049/pohorony-denis-ten-minkult.html
 

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I can't help thinking as well, of the skaters who were just on his tour :( I think it meant a lot to WeaPo to be invited this year especially with the rest of Canadian gang (Gold Medal team) touring with SOI. Heck, it meant a lot to ME that he invited them.
 

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Last show (june 9) in which Denis Ten performed (full show, over an hour) is released by Sputnik-Kazakh TV: https://ru.sputniknews.kz/society/20180719/6503863/video-denis-ten-shou.html
This is a broadcast of the 2015 show (Shibutanis performed there; they were not in this year's show).

Same YT account has uploaded this tribute to Denis with an interview from this past May (Денис Тен: Жизнь - очень хрупкая вещь, никогда не знаешь, что будет завтра = Denis Ten: Life is a very fragile thing, you never know what will happen tomorrow): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EEQDsfnY3k

GSD thread for this year's show: Denis Ten and Friends 2018
(If anyone sees KAZ broadcast video of the June 2018 show, please post the link there, thank you.)
 
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