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Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: alef on September 29, 2005, 06:12:15 AM
I just received news that SlickWill has died of a stroke, aged only 49. We chatted a little after he designed the FIBS t-shirt, though I can't say I knew him well. Based on his shouts I'd say he was a true Fibster, certainly eccentric and frequently online. He had a great eye for design, all of his t-shirt submissions were impressive: (

The news of his death has reached me through Carol Joy Cole. She has been selling the remaining FIBS shirts and SlickWill's family have contacted her to request a batch of them. I'll get a message up on for him shortly.
Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: webrunner on September 29, 2005, 08:46:02 AM
Wow, that is bad news, and so young! :o
My sympathy goes out to his family. I wish them strength in these hard times.

I would also like to thank Alef for posting this message here and making us aware of this great loss.
Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: tryout on September 29, 2005, 01:28:06 PM
My condolences to his family.

49 is far too young. It's a shame that he had to go so soon.

I didn't know that the design on the FIBS-T-shirts comes from him. Really nice one!

Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: Mookie on September 29, 2005, 06:12:24 PM
What sad news!  While I certainly didn't know him well enough to use the label "friend" (which I take very seriously), I enjoyed every encounter I had with him over the years.  Nice person--amiable and kind.  I'll have a drink for him tonight.

Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: vegasvic on September 29, 2005, 06:25:50 PM
Very sad in deed , i know socksey did not mean it seriously when she said death to all droppers , and as we know slick was in a class all on his own.

Will and i have spoken many times and i know he was having a hard time as of agust , but this comes as a total suprise.

He had forwarded his we url to me long ago. Had his work samples in it at that time but now just a bio and some pictures if you are interested her it is

Once you are there you have to click on the letter W then the password to get in is will2

He will be missed he was a wonderful addition to fibs i will miss my Bro !!

Hope he is in a better place .
Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: socksey on September 30, 2005, 12:42:28 AM
:(   So sorry to lose another good friend.  Slick Willy was one of a kind and if you really knew him, you know him to be a very nice man.  As for dropping, it was my experience that he always had good reasons.

Be it known, when I shout "Death to droppers!", I am kidding and never to be taken seriously.  Did anyone ever take it differently?

Rest in peace, dear Slick Willy, aka, SlickWill/Replicant/Bladerunner and many more, I'm sure.  You will be sorely missed.


"Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished.  If you're alive, it isn't." - Richard Bach
Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: Feklhr on September 30, 2005, 06:58:08 PM
I must share the comment made by leon last night...when he found out about Will's untimely demise due to a stroke, he asked who he was playing.
Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: mrbond on October 01, 2005, 12:08:03 AM
My deepest sympathy and condolences to Slick's family! :(

When you arrive at Heaven's Gate, slick, make sure you cube Saint Peter, (or whoever's at the gates).  ;)
R.I.P, SlickWill.
Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: manolo on October 02, 2005, 11:22:41 PM
Hello everyone, I'm manolo, Will's (SlickWill, Replicant, BladeRunner -also his favourite movie) twin brother. I just wanted to thank everyone following this announcement for your good thoughts and for remembering my dear brother. Perhaps some of you played with him, like I did, sometimes while talking over the speaker phone at the same time to be able to play more comfortably. He showed me a lot of things; like I wrote to Alef, it was indeed a lot of fun! I hope you guys also had a good time playing and chating with him!
Thank you again for remembering him, long live Will!
Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: adamosad on October 03, 2005, 04:09:11 PM
My condolences and sympathy to his family. He was indeed too young :(
Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: wyzzz on October 04, 2005, 05:57:47 AM
Bladerunner....I pray you can frolic where you are now... :rolleyes:

I enjoyed your sharp wit and the wild times we shared on fibs. :P

Know as you told me so often .... :blink:  .lol...I was robbed by those dice too... :lol:

RIP dear friend.  :(  ..... ..but do be wild too...    :)

 :yes:  to you

Title: Slickwill/bladerunner Remembered
Post by: nilla on October 09, 2005, 09:24:39 PM
Im very sad to hear this bad news :(
Will was always a great friend of mine and we have chatted quite a lot during the years.

I give all my condolences to Wills family.

Rest in peace dear Will

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