OD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32 Posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4334 times:
It is with deep regret to inform you the death of Dr Kassem Jaafar, aka Hunterson in these forums, which happened yesterday of a "massive heartattack".
According to an email I recieved from his family today, Kassem "collapsed at home and was declared dead at the hospital some forty minutes later."
Kassem was a great supporter of the Lebanese Air Force and his contributions could be found here in the Military Forums in many threads.
He was a historian and a military analyst and for many years, served as an advisor to the government of Qatar.
He has appeared on many political shows on BBC, al-Jazeera and other networks.
RJAF From Jordan, joined Jan 2007, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4322 times:
Oh my God..this is a shock for me. I enjoyed Hunterson's contribution on the Lebanese Air Force posts so much. I never even knew his real name, but whenever I saw 'Hunterson' next to the Union Jack on a post, I knew he would write something fascinating. I could discern from his posts that he was experienced and very knowledgeable on military aircraft in general and the Hawker Hunter - especially with the LAF in particular. Not least, I could also tell that he was a decent man from the politeness he showed in his writings. If you know his family, please convey to them my heartfelt condolences and my deepest sympathies to a man that i sadly never met, but certainly got to know his greatness from his posts. I guess a small consolation would be that he got to know (and may be see?) LAF's good old Hunters back in service!
We pray for the eternal peace of his departed soul.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4300 times:
Very sorry to hear this, I only had exchanges with Hunterson on a couple of threads, as you say he was always as polite as he was well informed.
He also mentioned, in a thread when the Vulcan returned to flight, his young son, so my sympathies to him and the rest of Dr Jaafar's family.