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Old 21 February 2016, 10:23   #1
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Dave Needle Has Passed Away

Not sure if I missed a post elsewhere on eab but RJ Mical posted on facebook that Dave Needle passed away. RIP Dave. Thanks for all the joy your work has brought to us.

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MODS : i posted this in news but it wont show up until a mod wakes up. Please merge the posts and replace the news one with this version.

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Old 21 February 2016, 12:29   #2
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R.i.p. Mr.needle, without you, we wouldn't be posting here at EAB, your work on the Amiga will live on forever and to leave with something like that is pretty amazing achievement from an Amazing individual.
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Old 21 February 2016, 16:29   #3
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Rest in Peace man, I loved the Lynx too
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Old 21 February 2016, 17:30   #4
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This is very, very sad news to hear, but as a non-facebook user, i appreciate you bringing this to the community.

It comes on the back of the recent passing of Mr Les Player (Ex-Atari UK) and Mr Tony Gibson – Tasket (http://www.gamesthatwerent.com/2016/...ry/#more-10230).

RIP one and all.
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Old 21 February 2016, 17:37   #5
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Old 21 February 2016, 18:32   #7
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Old 22 February 2016, 03:00   #8
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What did he die of? Amiga 30 was not that long ago.
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Old 22 February 2016, 08:27   #9
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Really Really sad news, not only have we lost a brilliant tech guy we've lost a real character
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Old 22 February 2016, 10:23   #10
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Really Really sad news, not only have we lost a brilliant tech guy we've lost a real character

Yea it is. Someone posted a vid of RJ and Dave back in the day on the death notice on fb with them recording a happy birthday message for Trip Hawkins (i think). It's hilarious. One verse they are upside down singing it, another behind a door with glass window.

Shows RJ's and Dave's great friendship an insight into the work atmosphere at amiga inc and when they worked together on the lynx.

Enough to bring a tear to your eye.

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Old 22 February 2016, 13:49   #11
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Very bad news. I have lost good friends and I know how RJ will feel. Stay strong if you read this.
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Old 22 February 2016, 14:16   #12
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This has truly been a shit year in relation to passing legends whether it be Amiga or other fields
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Old 22 February 2016, 21:04   #13
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This has truly been a shit year in relation to passing legends whether it be Amiga or other fields
Exactly; to us nerds, Dave shared the same pedestal and made as much of a contribution to the world. He'll be sadly missed. Rest in peace and best wishes to his family.
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Old 22 February 2016, 21:10   #14
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Very sad news, i can express my respect only by saying Thank You Dave. Rest in Peace.
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Old 22 February 2016, 22:26   #15
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Rest in Peace man, I loved the Lynx too
Ditto (x2). Dave and RJ Mical were a great team - I bought the Lynx purely because of their involvement. I wasn't disappointed! Great little handheld and very much underrated. Hopefully RJ can buck the trend and outlive his dearly departed Amiga compatriots for a whole lot longer.
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Old 23 February 2016, 00:14   #16
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Oh, man! I met Dave Needle a few times over the years. Condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 24 February 2016, 03:13   #17
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sad news indeed, another amiga pioneer has left us, bless dave and his family. he will be missed.
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Old 02 March 2016, 13:25   #18
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Old 08 March 2016, 19:37   #19
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Terrible as it is to say but usually when no cause of death is attributed it means suicide.
It's no way to go if that's the case here. Sad indeed.
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Old 09 March 2016, 22:36   #20
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From R.J Mical's FB on 22nd Feb 2016
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Hi David. Dave died of natural causes on Friday evening. It's a long story, but suffice it to say: it was time for him to let go.
I may be mistaken but I seem to recall somebody on the Amiga 30th event web cast saying something along the lines of how happy they were that Dave was well enough to attend.
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