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: Julian Brits, Dredd fabricator, in memoriam
: Michaelvk 12 October, 2016, 07:26:15 PM
Having been a few days, I thought I'd officially share the news here with you guys.

This last weekend a good friend of mine who was at the very heart of the Dredd fabrication team, tragically took his own life after battling depression. Julian Brits was a hard rocking, straight talking guy with a huge heart. He was always the life of the party and never failed to make you laugh. He was immensely talented and a genius who would make the most of the tools and materials available to make things happen. He will be sorely missed by all of us.

When I was in South Africa he, along with the rest of the CFX crew, was part of my family, as I was out there on my own.

The world has lost a truly unique individual and is poorer for it.

Rus in vrede

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/Michaelvk/someoldmoviestuff/99D48E69-20F6-4DEB-9F86-2964FE44EF0C_zpsdg5xy9vr.jpg)

One of the Gatling guns, which were his babies.
: Re: Julian Brits, Dredd fabricator, in memoriam
: Steve Green 12 October, 2016, 07:57:07 PM
I'm sorry to hear that Michael, my condolences to his family and friends.
: Re: Julian Brits, Dredd fabricator, in memoriam
: Goaty 12 October, 2016, 08:09:23 PM
Aw sorry Micheal. Thoughts with you all, its finest awesome machine.
: Re: Julian Brits, Dredd fabricator, in memoriam
: IAMTHESYSTEM 12 October, 2016, 08:56:44 PM
Very sad news and what a tragedy for his family and work colleagues. A very talented designer the world is indeed poorer for his loss.
: Re: Julian Brits, Dredd fabricator, in memoriam
: dweezil2 12 October, 2016, 09:08:52 PM
Truly awful news Michael!

Please extend my sincere condoleces to his friends and family!

Dredd wouldn't of been the film it was without him, I'm sure!

: Re: Julian Brits, Dredd fabricator, in memoriam
: Goaty 12 October, 2016, 09:23:40 PM
Saw this article yesterday and Julian's Galting guns make it to 20th of best 25 actions films.

http://www.gamesradar.com/best-action-movies/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/best-action-movies/)
: Re: Julian Brits, Dredd fabricator, in memoriam
: SuperSurfer 12 October, 2016, 09:47:29 PM
Very sorry to hear that, Michael. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
: Re: Julian Brits, Dredd fabricator, in memoriam
: sheridan 13 October, 2016, 12:02:42 AM
Bad, sad news.
: Re: Julian Brits, Dredd fabricator, in memoriam
: Angry Vince 17 October, 2016, 06:30:07 AM
Sad news, my thoughts go out to his family.
: Re: Julian Brits, Dredd fabricator, in memoriam
: Hawkmumbler 25 October, 2016, 11:23:10 AM
Terribly sad news indeed, my condolences to his family and friends.