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2018-02-05 11:57
hedning

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 1842
Handle id #22573 : Hoxy

Just saw the update. Rumour has it that he died of an heart attack February 1st 10AM on the way to work ( http://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=814933#814933 ). :( That is really sad news. I had some really long chats with him; he was a really nice guy, and a great collector of games.

I really hope someone can give us some definitive source on this. It's not fun if it is a hoax (and even worse if it is true, of course). I reacted as it was a new user on Lemon who is the only source on this, with no info who he is.
 
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2018-02-06 16:10
hedning

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 1842
Seems he is gone from ratsit.se. Rest in peace, buddy.
2018-02-07 09:06
Heavy Stylus

Registered: Apr 2007
Posts: 60
Sad news. He was a loyal supporter of RGCD too and had most of our releases in his collection (according to my store data).

We're all getting older...
2018-02-07 11:40
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 535
Gonna remember him as a skilled cracker who had the bad luck to be in notoriously unpopular ATA at a time when virtually every ATA release was publicly shitstormed into pieces, sometimes for good reasons (though we could easily have the same shitstorms about 50% of nowadays releases by other groups, even some of the most popular ones, difference is, no one cares a lot anymore) but often rather because of ancient US American feuds/"war" which Hoxy himself had nothing to do with and always kept out of. However, (unlike myself, but that's a different story) he stuck to ATA in tough times which makes me look back at him as a very loyal guy.

Sure we're getting older, yet 50 is far too young to go :(

R.I.P.
2018-02-07 22:12
The Overkiller

Registered: Mar 2002
Posts: 335
Sad news indeed, he was a really nice guy. And I totally agree with TheRyk.
2018-02-07 22:35
ZeSmasher

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 309
oh no, really sad to read. poor Hoxy, rest in peace!
2018-02-08 17:37
celticdesign

Registered: Oct 2005
Posts: 124
Don't know him in person but indeed very sad news.
R.I.P.
2018-02-08 20:03
almightyc64
Account closed

Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 6
I was sad to hear about his passing away. He was one of the first people I regularly communicated with about the C64 via the internet (in the late 90s). He had a great website called the "C64 Game Guide" that used to be at c64gg.com

It's been offline for a long time I think, but can still be found on the Internet Archive at.

http://web.archive.org/web/20010205001700/http://c64gg.com:80/

Random trivia that I can remember. He was the biggest fan of "Law of the West" from Accolade :)
2018-04-02 22:49
Ziggy72

Registered: Dec 2013
Posts: 1
Sorry for the late post, I have just shared a tool he was working on before he passed away. Its called HDDA, its used to document c64 loaders that were created in the DMP format on a dc2n.

HDDA 0.4927

Hoxy was a really nice guy that I used to chat to about c64's. He was one of those people whose emails you always looked forward to as it would always contain something interesting. His passing has left a big hole in c64 tape preservation :(
2018-09-18 15:19
Dr.j

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 239
i made a memorial page for Hoxy , which will be updated by the time goes. meanwhile its up

https://8bitlegends.com/hoxy-avatar/

RIP HOXY
2018-09-18 19:36
celticdesign

Registered: Oct 2005
Posts: 124
Sad news, R.I.P.
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