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From: northernlights@SDF.ORG
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: [9front] Death of user "mycroftiv"
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 21:56:54 +0000 (UTC)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.4.64.2207202148010.18070@faeroes.freeshell.org> (raw)

Hello all,

I'm writing to inform you of the death of a Plan 9 community figure who 
went by the username "mycroftiv." I believe Stephen Jones (smj) already 
passed the news along to some of you.

He mentioned that some of you wanted some information. As far as what he 
died of, all I know is that it was pneuomnia. He was the former partner of 
9 years of a housemate here in a large co-op I live in. They split in 
January due to events that I won't go into detail about out of respect for 
the privacy of those involved, including a minor. He was no longer welcome 
on the property - he had been a member who lived here part time - due to 
the events which led to the split. This would not have been a factor in 
his death, as he co-owned a house with his mother.

If anybody has known mycroftiv for some time, you probably know that he 
had Bipolar Disorder I. He was in a long and what seemed to be constantly 
escalating manic episode (he generally refused treatment) and had been 
since, I don't know, last fall. He also had some physical health problems 
and was not too young, and I suppose mania can take a physical toll after 
a while, not to mention whatever behaviors might go along with it. (I 
myself got a lung x-ray for some reason when I was admitted to a psych 
ward during a manic episode once.)

He had made our lives very difficult over the past months (although I 
can't imagine how much more difficult for the people most directly 
involved.) Condolences, exactly, are not in order; the person he was 
thought to be has generally already been grieved. I know the same is 
probably not true for many of you. It is, in fact, very sad for me, but 
again, it "happened" some time ago, and in a different way.

I am sorry to pass along this news.

I'll try to show up in IRC some time soon, and you are welcome to write to 
me at northernlights@sdf.org.


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             reply	other threads:[~2022-07-20 21:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-07-20 21:56 northernlights [this message]
2022-07-20 22:14 ` northernlights
2022-07-21 11:37   ` hiro
2022-07-21 22:20     ` northernlights
2022-07-21  1:44 ` [9front] " magma698hfsp273p9f
2022-07-21  5:05   ` Eli Cohen
2022-07-21  5:41     ` Kurt H Maier
2022-07-21  6:39       ` Eli Cohen
2022-07-21  7:16         ` sirjofri

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