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Richie Ryan has died  [message #66163] Sun, 11 September 2011 17:34 Go to next message
timmy

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A small obituary is at http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/richie-ryan/

People may wish to leave tributes in this thread by choosing 'reply'

Remembrances in his name if you wish should be a financial contribution to a charity in your country for LGBT Youth.

His stories are a fitting memorial.

[Updated on: Sun, 11 September 2011 17:55]




Author of Queer Me! Halfway Between Flying and Crying - the true story of life for a gay boy in the Swinging Sixties in a British all male Public School
Re: Richie Ryan has died  [message #66164 is a reply to message #66163] Sun, 11 September 2011 18:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
azkid61 is currently offline  azkid61

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I am devastated by the news of the passing of Richie. He will be greatly missed. His story Summer heat, touched my hart greatly. I had the pleasure of many many emails back and forth
He always had such a great sense of humor. I would send him picks of the country side in the states, and seamed to love them. I wish I could send flowers. My hart go's out to his family and friends. I will miss him very much.

Wade.
icon9.gif Re: Richie Ryan has died  [message #66165 is a reply to message #66164] Sun, 11 September 2011 18:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Roscius is currently offline  Roscius

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I have only just come across Richie Ryan's stories and have just finished the first and started the second. He was a fantastic writer using exactly the right blend of background story, character description, humour, love and sex. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by his readrers.



David Baker
Re: Richie Ryan has died  [message #66166 is a reply to message #66163] Sun, 11 September 2011 20:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A sad moment, how well Richie will be missed by those who counted on his work for moments of inspiration and pleasure. I would hope that if any other works by Richie exist that we may get to see them, incomplete though they may be.

We write to be read and offer our take on life, Richie knew that quite well. Perhaps what we do is best stated by Mark Twain:

"I conceive that the right way to write a story for boys is to write so that it will not only interest boys but strongly interest any man who has ever been a boy. That immensely enlarges the audience."



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icon9.gif Re: Richie Ryan has died  [message #66167 is a reply to message #66163] Sun, 11 September 2011 22:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BillyButch is currently offline  BillyButch

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:'-( Let me add my sorrow at Richie Ryan's passing. Summer Heat concluded only two weeks ago, and now there shall be no more. His stories captured the exuberance, fun, and passion of youth. I, and many, many more will miss him.



Billy
Re: Richie Ryan has died  [message #66168 is a reply to message #66167] Sun, 11 September 2011 22:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kiwi is currently offline  kiwi

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Stunned! It can, and will, happen to any one of us, but it's always a nasty shock when it does.

I only knew Richie through his stories and a few, too few, emails but feel like i've lost a friend. We all have.

His stories will be a fitting memorial and, echoing Chris' words, i hope for more to be posted here.

Goodbye Richie and thanks!



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Re: Richie Ryan has died  [message #66169 is a reply to message #66163] Sun, 11 September 2011 22:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Flyboy828 is currently offline  Flyboy828

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I read these stories chapter by chapter as they were posted years ago. I loved then earthy honesty of his writing. I have always been disappointed that he did not product more chapters on Richie, but I do appreciate his gift to us all.

Thanks Richie.

I am always saddened when we lose such as talent, but I believe that Richie's contribution along with all the other contributions to our special library help make Richie and all the others into bigger than life influences.



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Richie Ryan has died  [message #66170 is a reply to message #66163] Mon, 12 September 2011 01:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JoeWriterMan is currently offline  JoeWriterMan

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I am saddened to learn that Richie graduated to the Big Writer's Desk.

He shall be missed.

JWM



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icon9.gif Re: Richie Ryan has died  [message #66171 is a reply to message #66164] Mon, 12 September 2011 07:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I am saddened to hear of Richie's passing. I enjoyed his stories quite a bit and was looking forward to the third book about Richie, Lindy, TJ, Kevin, Kyle et al. Richie had recently told me in an email that he had ideas for the next book, he just had to find the time to write it down. Alas, that will not happen now.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind the readers of IOMFAtS stories to tell the writers when you enjoy their work. Over the years, several authors whom I admired have passed away before I could express my gratitude for their toils. Don't get into the position of being saddened by your omission or lack of time to express gratitude - you had the time and interest to read. Fortunately, I did write and thank Richie before he died.
Re: Richie Ryan has died  [message #66172 is a reply to message #66163] Tue, 13 September 2011 01:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ricky is currently offline  Ricky

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It is always a loss when we lose a creative mind. Peace to him and his family and to all the friends he leaves behind. :'-(



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Re: Richie Ryan has died  [message #66173 is a reply to message #66163] Tue, 13 September 2011 15:03 Go to previous message
rllyon@gmail.com is currently offline  rllyon@gmail.com

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I had the privilege of being Richie's editor and enjoyed the great gift of his friendship for 10 years. I'd like to express my appreciation to Tim for hosting his stories and posting the notice and to the people who share in the sorrow and loss. In his writing Richie discovered a real talent and used it to find himself and to share that self with many others. What people found was a particularly honest and very descent human being. This world is a better place because he was here.
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