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Post by Doctor Fred on Mon 21 Nov 2016, 22:02

Sorry but there's really no gentle way to say it. He has been diagnosed with leukemia and is also suffering from pneumonia as well as other ailments. He has only a few months left and wishes to spend them at home. Unfortunately the care that he will need to do that is terribly expensive.

If you've ever enjoyed any of his works perhaps you could donate the price of a book or two to the gofundme page his wife Kim has set up to help raise the money to cover his final expenses.

Here's the link:

https://www.gofundme.com/www-douglasreeman-com
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Post by Blackhawk on Wed 30 Nov 2016, 19:17

This is very sad news. I had the privilege of corresponding with Mr. Reeman many years ago concerning a model I'd built of HMS Gorgon from his Midshipman Bolitho books. He was always gracious and generous with his time and compliments. Of course, I've had many hours of enjoyment from his books. I made a small contribution to the GoFundMe campaign and wish it could be more.

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Post by Doctor Fred on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 00:47

Douglas passed away today. The world is a poorer place. Crying or Very sad
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Post by Blackhawk on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 03:39

I got the notice from Kimberley today. It is very sad. He will be missed.

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Post by reb01501 on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 10:54

Sad
Another voice gone. I salute him for the many hours of enjoyment his writing gave me.

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Post by broughstar on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 16:46

very sad news i will re-read badge of glory in tribute to him. its my favourite RIP.
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Post by 80 Winters on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 17:21

Truly, he will 'live on' in the many 'gifts' he gave us and left for future HNF readers to enjoy......much as we did (and still do as we 're-read' them).

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Post by Blackhawk on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 19:16

In honor of Douglas Reeman's passing, here's my model of HMS Gorgon from his Midshipman Bolitho books.

Admiralty style model of HMS Gorgon

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Post by Aimless on Fri 27 Jan 2017, 23:13

It will be a little sadder walking past my shelf of Bolitho novels now, but I'll be all the more thankful for his work as and when I re-read them.

May he rest in peace.

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