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    RIP Tim Smith

    I am completely gutted. My nr. 1 musical hero is no more.
    Although I have not yet seen an *official* confirmation of his death, several people of the inner circle already commented on facebook and Cardiacs.net just shows a starry sky who misses his leader.

    https://www.cardiacs.net/

    Goodbye you beautiful man! Thanks for all the wonderful and completely unique music you gave us.

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    This is the day i've been dreading for a long, long time, devastated doesn't cover it. Big love to Tim and extended family and Cardiacs fans across the board. Hope Kavus is ok.

    What a fucking body of work though...

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    No...

    This is heartbreaking. I'm so sorry for his family, friends, and everyone else who's feeling this loss. Tim could never be replaced. I hope he knew how much he was loved.

    This one hurts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Goodbye you beautiful man! Thanks for all the wonderful and completely unique music you gave us.
    You said it better than I could. Thank you.

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    RIP
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    Damn sad day, RIP Tim.
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    RIP and thanks for the music.
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    This is painful. Sincere condolences to the people who knew him and loved him.

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    I was so devastated to wake up to this news this morning. Sincerest condolences and best wishes to all.

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    Ack, fuck, fuck, fuck.
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    Very sad news today, and tragic that Tim had to suffer so much in the later stage of his life. What a unique, genius warped vision he gave us, and we are left with a catalogue of wonder to sustain us. I feel for Kavus and all those who were close to this inspiring man.

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    Tim's last dozen years is like something out of a malignant fairy tale; how could something like that actually possibly happen?
    What a sad coda to the life and career of someone who was so filled with humor and joy.
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    What a gut punch this is. Sad, sad painful news. Condolences to all who loved him.

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    So sad to wake up to this news. Farewell Tim.
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    This was just posted by Mary on FB:

    Good afternoon, everyone.

    I hope you are all holding yourselves together. It will be hard but you can do it without denying your grief and without being angry at the world.

    Despite the struggles Tim faced over the last 12 years, we all somehow felt he would never leave us. This is, in part, because he looked Death square in the face: with his good and true eye: so many times and won. It was also wishful thinking, though, because we knew the abyss-like hole he would leave in all our lives.

    At this time, we are comforted by the fact that he left us quietly, albeit suddenly, and that no monsters got their filthy claws in him while we weren’t looking. When we were looking, they didn’t stand a chance.
    His fans adored him. He changed people for the better. He saved lives. His music was a refuge for those in need and he never locked his door or turned anyone away. I feel as if church bells across the land should be ringing out his name.

    We love him fiercely.
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    Beautiful words. I love him fiercely too.

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    Oh man. I've never immediately bawled so hard after opening up PE. The world just lost an amazing musical genius, and a beautiful person. I don't even know if I have it in me to play any Cardiacs today...its gonna be rough. Sincerest condolences to all pondies everywhere, Tim's family, and Sir Kavus. Thank you Tim for your incredible music, you have helped me in countless ways and given me joy beyond words.

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    Oh no! Heaven is the place right now..I'm totally devastated !!!
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    Tremendously sad news. I'm so sorry to read it this morning. RIP Tim, you've earned it.
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    don't know what to say right now. I don't know how much he was suffering these last few years, in some small way it's almost a relief to know he isn't stuck inside his prison any more. But the man was such a saint and undeniably one of the greatest musicians who ever lived. I'm just devastated. Hope Kavus and everyone else who knew him personally is doing okay.
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    No words, my friends.

    To anyone on Twitter, please join in my tribute thread to Tim.
    https://twitter.com/Tangento/status/...485206018?s=20
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    So sorry to hear it.
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    Very sad news. A musical genius.
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    RIP Tim. Your music lives on.


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    Grim.

    RIP Tim.

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