Re: New Consolidated R.I.P. Thread

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Wiped out ... Surfline.com: RIP: Derek Ho (1964-2020)
Hawaii's first world champ dies at 55
Jul 18th, 2020. Updated 2 days ago.

Derek Ho, Hawaii’s first ever world professional surfing champion, has died.

Derek suffered a major heart attack and took himself to hospital, where he slipped into a coma and died late Friday afternoon.

The younger of the Ho brothers, Derek followed brother Michael into the pro ranks, where he became part of the big gun generation of the late 1980s, swapping wins and losses with the likes of Tom Curren, Tom Carroll, Martin Potter, Mark Occhilupo, and most dramatically Gary Elkerton, whom he pipped for the 1993 world crown.

Ho is a four time Triple Crown champion — 1984, 1986, 1988, and 1990, and two-time winner of the Pipe Masters — in 1986 and his world title season of 1993. ...

Re: New Consolidated R.I.P. Thread

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JMC-STL wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:42 am
Wiped out ... Surfline.com: RIP: Derek Ho (1964-2020)
Hawaii's first world champ dies at 55
Jul 18th, 2020. Updated 2 days ago.

Derek Ho, Hawaii’s first ever world professional surfing champion, has died.

Derek suffered a major heart attack and took himself to hospital, where he slipped into a coma and died late Friday afternoon.

The younger of the Ho brothers, Derek followed brother Michael into the pro ranks, where he became part of the big gun generation of the late 1980s, swapping wins and losses with the likes of Tom Curren, Tom Carroll, Martin Potter, Mark Occhilupo, and most dramatically Gary Elkerton, whom he pipped for the 1993 world crown.

Ho is a four time Triple Crown champion — 1984, 1986, 1988, and 1990, and two-time winner of the Pipe Masters — in 1986 and his world title season of 1993. ...
Damn... he's the second surfer and second Ho that you've immortalized in this thread.

Re: New Consolidated R.I.P. Thread

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Turk Sanderson wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:03 am
T.C. wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:12 am
jesus, 6th floor jump? brutal. she was beautiful. there are drugs to help manage epilepsy these days, it didn't have to end this way. fuck.
Putin must not have liked her representing Australia, and thus considered her an enemy. His enemies have a tendency to fall out of high-rise windows.
Hey, now, let's cut out that kinda talk here. Conspiracy theories are only allowed in one of the several News and Games around the NHL threads. :ugeek: