According to the top rec'd diary written by an old friend of Translator's
, he has taken his own life.
I have seen him around
dKos for years...I'm sure I'm not the only one.
His every comment ending with "Warmest regards, Doc"
His profile picture of him wearing a Dr Who (Tom Baker incarnation) scarf.
His profile stating "Too romantic for my own good. When I love, I love deeply."
His diaries...on science, music, random musings and yes, some that were sad (and now seem even sadder).
As a sad cap to a very contentious weekend on dKos (flame wars over Gun Control ran rampant)..it seems he used a gun to take his life.
He struck me as a kind, eccentric older man...and his presence and quirkiness on dKos will be missed.
Just thought that some of you may want to know.
I am sitting here hoping that it is somehow a hoax...but, it has the ring of truth to it. My heart goes out to his family and friends (especially to the young child he took under his wing that he has written of so often).
Just another time where I am reminded to work at always being kind, even over the internet, because you never know what the person on the receiving end is dealing with.
Dr. David W. Smith
/hugs to all
"One day, I'll come back. Yes, I'll come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine" -Dr. Who