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Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« on: November 02, 2016, 03:19:41 PM »
A sad message from Chris Smith.

''Iím so sorry to say that my dad, Alan Smith, passed away yesterday after a very short and sudden illness.
He died peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family. If youíve got to go thatís the way to do it.
In the last few days he got to see so many of his friends and family, and it was amazing to see all the love being sent his way.''

 :'(

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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 03:54:20 PM »
Very sad news indeed.  :(
Been thinking about him a lot these last few weeks. Met him at Earthbound fan meetings (2007) and London (2009), always a pleasure chatting to him. He really will be missed.
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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 05:22:36 PM »
he really was a fantastically nice genuine (gentle)man.
Enthusiastic for gigs anywhere he could - a pleasure to be with, I cant say more than his loss has deeply saddened myself and many others - he really will be missed - big love to his family who themselves have also been part of the TUTs throughout the years. RIP mate. x
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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 06:03:40 PM »
It is with great sadness that i read Chris's post on Facebook a few moments ago regards Alan passing away.  I will miss Alan at Blackpool , his beaming smile as he spotted us somewhere around town or in the venue , and his endless energy going from stage to stage to see more bands from his very long list .       

A sad loss indeed :-( 

My thoughts go to Alans family  at this very sad time .  Condolences to family and to friends alike .

Much love and respect.
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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 06:16:10 PM »
Deeply saddened to hear this news. Alan was a top man. Like Jock said, he always had a beaming smile when he spotted me at a gig. I enjoyed his company, a thoroughly great bloke.
Thoughts with his family at this time.

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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016, 06:29:42 PM »
Blimey I was drinking coffee with Alan on the pier at Blackpool discussing our itinerary for the day for this years Rebellion festival, just like I've done at every Rebellion festival,in fact even before it was called Rebellion, that was only in August .Full of life , laughter as always . Then a beer or two as we dashed from  stage to stage, he was one of the nicest , genuine people I've ever mate .. 

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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 08:38:13 PM »
So sad. Lovely man, met him at a TV gig with Fred and discovered that we had been at the same gigs in Great Yarmouth, Damned, Stranglers, The Jam many decades ago. Always a pleasure to meet up with, full of enthusiasm and kindness

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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2016, 08:41:29 PM »
so sad...  :(

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We can do anything - That' the wonderful thing...

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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2016, 07:17:48 AM »
Can't add much to the above other than to add what we all knew about Alan: always enthusiastic about music, always unexpectedly turning up at gigs miles away from home, always a great sense of humour.

Will be sorely missed.
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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2016, 01:21:06 PM »
I have asked Fred to let me know about the funeral date.

As long as it is not 11-13 Nov, I will do my upmost to get to it and represent us Tuts.
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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2016, 02:47:01 PM »
I hardly need add that I am shocked and saddened that we have lost Alan. An absolutely lovely man to know and we'll all miss him. Condolences to the family - I wish you lots of strength going forward, and many happy memories of a fine human being.

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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2016, 03:28:24 PM »
Hi all,

Several of you have asked about Alan's funeral arrangements and donations to charity in his name. The funeral is on Friday 25th November. So that the family have some idea of the number of people who will be attending, can you please PM me through this website for the details? Many thanks for your cooperation.

The family have requested no flowers, but I've received this from Chris:

"We'll be donating to St Barnabas Hospice as they provided Dad with great care, and to Pageant, a charity Dad and Mum have supported for many, many years providing education in Gambia. They can of course do this themselves, but if they want to bring something on the day there will be a collection and it can all be donated together. Whatever people prefer."

http://www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/Donation/Index/43

http://pageant.org.uk/

Many thanks.

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Alan
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2016, 06:29:53 AM »
sad!
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Re: Goodbye Alan. You will be missed.
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2016, 11:13:39 AM »
Can`t really add any more to what has already been said, been to loads of gigs with Alan and the last 10 Rebellion festivals, one of the nicest blokes I`ve ever met

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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2016, 12:36:33 PM »
sad!

Yep, it's still terribly sad...

... I will do my upmost to get to it and represent us Tuts.

Thank you!
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