I am very sad to report that our good friend and longtime flight and racing simmer Tom Hayden passed away from cancer yesterday.
Many of you were “over there” before Mudspike and I told his wife I would advise the forums.
RIP Tom, and one more time… flashing beacons.
That’s indeed sad news.
May his beacons flash forever in the skies he’s flying now.
Been thinking of Tom recently wondering how things were going for him and this is very sad news indeed.
Man ! This is terrible news. Such a good guy. RIP Tom
Man. That hits hard. I remember him so full of life and positive vibes back in the day. He represented so much of what was good about the community. I will always hold those moments we shared as treasured memories.
Take care buddy…
Tom at SimHQ was a good guy. Made everyone feel welcome and ran the place with a good vibe. RIP.
Tom was a class act, no doubt about it. Very sorry to hear that he is no longer with us.
Godspeed 20 mikemike.
I’ll miss you.
Farewell Tom, very sad news…
Thanks for the giggles when you wore the Groucho Marx nose and eyebrows
The pic I remember was taken from his 8 o’clock, he was looking at the forums with his hands held up in surprise. I’m smiling as I type this…really missed him when he got really sick (I don’t think that time was cancer related). Like Beach and fearless stated, he gave that place good vibes.
Edit- In that pic he was also wearing the Groucho glasses/nose/moustache getup. I’m guessing that info helps…
Sad news indeed. Although I don’t spend as much time here as I would like, I spent a ton of time at the other site back then, and he was indeed a class act. He will be missed.
Thanks for posting @gregp - 20mm was a great guy. It was always fun being on the race track with him, @guod, Jens, Chunx, @chipwich, @JediMaster and a few of the other regulars both here and over at SimHQ. We should all be grateful that our lives intersected with him at some point over time. I hope his family realizes how loved he was.
I gave his wife the links to this thread and the one at SimHQ. Everyone’s comments about Tom will surely bring a moment of comfort.
Tell Becky we wish her well. Saying prayers of comfort for the family.
Sad news. I would wonder from time to time how 20mm was doing