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Discussion in 'GD Archive' started by JPL, 11 Jun 2005.

  1. JPL


    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 230

    Location: Hell

    Christopher Chilton,known as 'Chilters' on these boards for many many years, has died.Chris was my oldest friend and it was his unabashed enthusiasm for computing (from the very days to the latest technology) that fired my interest to a far higher level than it would have gone to without his zest and passion for the medium.

    In the days of Beaky,Fruitbat and the whole original Seti team,Chris was there being as helpful and as kind and polite to all,whilst remaining a very sharp intellect indeed.

    Of late he had been suffering serious depression,bought on not least by his old motorcycles injuries which occurred when he was but a mere lad - He drove a Triumph Trident T160 into a Morris minor at speed - He wouldn't let them amputate his legs,instead suffering 7 years of operations and metalwork,physiotherapy etc,Chris wasn't expected to walk again,but did.......Forum users could never have guessed the pain the guy was in by the tone of his postings.His love for Guitars and Computers sustained him.

    The final straw came about when after enduring weeks of not being able to sleep his by then fragile mental state cracked and he committed suicide 2 weeks ago.The Police discovered his body last thursday after calls from neighbours regarding a strange odour.He had been dead for many days alas.

    If you were to search these forums for his posts,they will show his last posts were from 2004,but I believe he was in fact active around the middle to end of February of this year - Possible his last post ever - His status is that of Banned,whether it was a result of this last post I don't know,he certainly wasn't a member when I came back aboard on the 7th March.Perhaps if any of the Dons know anything regarding this I would very much appreciate them emailing their tale.I have the rather unpleasant duty of phoning his mother (an ex-pat in Spain) of the terrible news and organise the funeral,as the authorities have been unable to.

    Just in closing,although this is a sad post,I prefer to think of my old mate as fantastic bloke who WILL be missed by all that knew him -

    See ya later Chilters for a beer upstairs Mate


  2. tigerstyle


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,963

    Location: UK


    sad sad news :(
  3. AJUK

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2003

    Posts: 10,949

    Sorry for your loss mate, I hope Chilters is now riding free upstairs. :(
  4. thebrasso


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,312

    I was on here before the last nuke, in the days of MindYerBeak...think I can on here around mid 2001. And Chilters rang a bell...

    My thoughts go out to his friends and family :(
  5. Big Kev


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 17,715

    Location: Ashburton Grove

    Chilters rang a bell with me as well, I don't envy you having to make that call.

    RIP mate. :(
  6. rubin1961

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 May 2005

    Posts: 1,487

    Location: derby

    RIP mate
  7. rigasaurus_rex


    Joined: 15 Nov 2004

    Posts: 163

    Location: Bruny Island, Tasmania


  8. dirtydog


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 47,398

    Location: Essex

    Sad news :(

    I do remember Chilters and his posts, and I was also confused about his ban - I remember I emailed a Don or Admin about it (can't remember who now) ages ago, but never got a reply.


    edit - just seen the post below, fair enough Kev :) This isn't the time.
    Last edited: 11 Jun 2005
  9. Big Kev


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 17,715

    Location: Ashburton Grove

    I do know why, but I don't think it's a fitting time to discuss such events.
  10. p4radox


    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,767

    Location: Prague

    Terrible news, :( RIP
  11. Inquisitor


    Joined: 12 Apr 2004

    Posts: 11,788

    Location: Birmingham

    Very sad news, R.I.P. Chilters :(
  12. Velocity219e


    Joined: 21 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,408

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Before my time but still a terrible thing.

  13. rotters


    Joined: 14 Nov 2004

    Posts: 5,316

    Location: Hayle, Cornwall

    Rest in Peace.

  14. Gavin


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,298

    Location: Bromley

    I remember Chris as he was a member on the forums i used to admin, Great Bloke Great POsts......

    Fly like an eagle.......
  15. Gaijin


    Joined: 18 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,492

    Location: Brighton/West Wicklow

    My condolences - Rest In Peace
  16. zetec452


    Joined: 15 Sep 2003

    Posts: 9,454

    RIP dude.
  17. PardonTheWait


    Joined: 26 Aug 2003

    Posts: 24,024

    RIP Chilters.
  18. dakaiez


    Joined: 7 Jan 2004

    Posts: 5,353

    Location: North London

    RIP Chilters.
  19. Tommy B


    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 8,027

    Location: The Place To Be

    RIP Chilters :(
  20. tiggy


    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 590

    Location: Lincoln

    Such sad news :(

    Sending our deepest sympathy and strength to you and all of the family.

    Tiggy and 8 I3ALL