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RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #105 on: 23 May, 2016, 08:53:21 pm »
Just seen this news on Twitter... I only knew of W.R. Logan from the forum and I can't recall now if I ever interacted with him but his knowledge and passion was self-evident and one could always depend on Logan to give an authoritative answer on anything Dredd. He will be missed although hopefully his namesake with continue judging in the prog for many years to come.  My condolences to all who knew and loved Stewart. RIP


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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #106 on: 23 May, 2016, 09:16:45 pm »
Did a blog post http://www.pauljholden.com/blog/2016/05/22/rip-stewart-perkins/, (did it yesterday, but added a few more photos I had). Also, this - it's tough being home useless knowing your friend has died and knowing not a damn thing about it, nor even how to find out more, so I poured the time into a Senior Judge-Tutor Logan piece, I hope Stu would have liked it.



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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #107 on: 23 May, 2016, 09:21:21 pm »
I heard the news elsewhere, but this seemed the logical place to write something. Now I'm here I don't know what to say, except what so many of you have already said. Stewart was generous with his time, his knowledge and even his own comics. His complete command of Dredd lore came with no attitude of superiority, in fact he was one of the easiest people to get on with and very funny. You know all this. I feel lucky to have had drinks with him on a few occasions. I liked him a lot.

Thank you John Burdis for keeping us informed as far as possible. And PJ, that pic is a beauty.

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #108 on: 23 May, 2016, 10:07:24 pm »
Most upsetting to read the tragic news on Saturday night. I first knew of W. R. Logan from the Class of '79 fanzine. Back in those early days of the internet, when information on anything 2000AD related was scarce – it was a treat to come across that gem of a fanzine and the 2000ad.nu Class of '79 website (I wasn't aware of the newsgroups though I used to plough through the 2000AD webring). Only when I joined this forum did it became apparent to me just how influential W. R. Logan was to 2000AD and its fandom.

My deepest condolences go to Stewart's family and friends.

Thanks for letting us all know, John.

W.R.Logan. One of our own.

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #109 on: 24 May, 2016, 04:07:45 am »
I won't say I knew the man well, or really at all, but for my time here he was always a presence. And always helpful for that obscure bit of lore. And the way he was written into the comic we all love made him to be the kind of fan we all wish we could be. He will be missed.

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #110 on: 24 May, 2016, 12:27:23 pm »
Very sad, he was such a huge presence here - I remember when I first joined the forum he was one of the first boarders who really made a huge impression. I never met him, but he was such a legend round these parts that it really feels like we've lost one of the good guys. Reading through this thread it's clear he had a similarly big impact on everyone here. Awful news.

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #111 on: 24 May, 2016, 12:57:23 pm »
UPDATE

Deborah has just passed on that Stewart died of a heart attack whilst in Norway. Now his repatriation can commence!





On forum news, the Judge Logan badge has arrived, thanks to Dan for his quick response.
Also a quite fitting and beautiful piece of artwork from Henry Flint has arrived as well, thanks very much Henry!

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #112 on: 24 May, 2016, 01:06:03 pm »
Thanks for the update, John.

Heart attack… bloody hell. If there's anything good to come out of this, I hope that's one or two of us who are about the same vintage might look a little harder at our fondness for beer and/or fags and/or fry-ups.

(I'm perpetually mindful on this point, since my Dad had a heart attack that nearly killed him when he was only a year older than I am now.)

Go to your GP if you don't regularly do so. Get your blood pressure and your cholesterol checked. Take regular exercise, even if it's just leaving the car at home for a couple of short journeys each week and walking instead.

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #113 on: 24 May, 2016, 01:17:34 pm »
Thanks John.

Wise words, Jim. As one of the elders here I am also mindful of such issues, as it was heart failure that took my father.

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #114 on: 24 May, 2016, 02:00:07 pm »
I can promise that it won't be long and as soon as I know, the forum will know first.

Any word on the preferred charity/charities now that things are moving, John?

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #115 on: 24 May, 2016, 05:08:53 pm »
Very sad news.

though we didn't always see eye to eye on the forum, I remember that Stewart was extremely friendly and approachable when we met in person very briefly a few years ago.

Condolences to his friends and family.

Heartening to see so many old faces popping up in this thread.

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #116 on: 24 May, 2016, 08:02:03 pm »
That's so sad, I guess as we hit the mid to late forties then the chances of cardio disease climb quickly.  A good friends hubby went similarly at 49, he didn't know he had the weakness.

So sad.  Was he military still CF or doing a civi job?  (I wonder as you mentioned USAF bringing him back?).

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #117 on: 24 May, 2016, 08:04:01 pm »
And I just wanted to repeat what the others have said.  Get checked and stay active.  My dad had been a very active man until functional blindness meant he couldn't get out much, sadly within ten years he'd dies of heart failure.    It worries me as I have high cholesterol but have had a reaction to every drug I've ever taken.  I try my best to exercise regularly,not drink much and not smoke to help myself a bit.

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #118 on: 24 May, 2016, 09:13:11 pm »
I can only echo what has been previously said. Condolences to his family and friends.

The board won't quite be the same without his presence.

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Re: RIP W. R. Logan
« Reply #119 on: 24 May, 2016, 09:25:26 pm »
As a heart patient myself I can confirm diet and fags aren't always the cause - it could just be a congenital defect that hadn't been detected. I've never smoked and was quite fit but I took a turn at 42 and ended up with a defibrillator. Mine was a tachycardia rather than a heart attack which is more often due to clogged arteries but I expect the effect was the same. I hope Stewart went out like a light and ended up in a better place.