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A.net Member Lufthansa747 Passed Away At Age 32  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39857 posts, RR: 74
Posted (1 year 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6964 times:

I received the terrible news today via Facebook from his girlfriend. Airliners.net member Lufthansa747, (Lari-Pekka Kero) has passed away yesterday from a heart attack at the age of 32.
He was most active in the trip reports forums and has a few photos in the database. I’ve meet Lari a few times here in Bangkok. We took one of the last Thai Airways 747-300s in Royal First Class from Bangkok to Hong Kong in 2007. We always liked to compare our favorite airlines and talk about the pros & cons of each airline and such.
He was a great guy and a lot of fun to hang out with. This is comes as a total shock to me. I was looking forward to hanging out with him again in a few months.

Lari was a native of Finland, studied in University here in Bangkok but has lived in The Philippines for the past 5 years.

Here are a few database photos I know he is most proud of as well as me, him and ChrisTao17 hanging out back in 2007.


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ChrisTao17, Superfly and Lufthansa747



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Larry and Lari!
We're in the Royal First Class lounge at Suvarnubhumi before our flight to Hong Kong on the last Thai Airways 747-300.
The best first-class seats I've ever experienced.



His database photos:
http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...d=67bfccf464a91fbab328b7e89700f210



His profile:
http://www.airliners.net/profile/lufthansa747


R.I.P. Lufthansa747   


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26954 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6957 times:

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):

I received the terrible news today via Facebook from his girlfriend. Airliners.net member Lufthansa747, (Lari-Pekka Kero) has passed away yesterday from a heart attack at the age of 32.

Sadly learnt this from another Anet member today. Quite a shock and my thoughts are with his Family and Friends.

RIP Lari you were taken far too soon .


User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7303 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6928 times:

R.I.P. a shame to go so young.

Not meaning to thread jack but I was wondering if Geezer may have passed on? Charlie was pretty old and hasn't posted for some time.


User currently onlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8227 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6913 times:

It's always sad to see young people die well before their "time". It is especially hard on family and close friends, but others feel the sadness as well.

All we can do now is wish him and his family Peace.


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6558 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6875 times:

Very very sad to hear this news.....very shocking since he was so young.

He was an amazing trip reporter and a great online friend. We used to message several times a week on Facebook.

RIP Lari

You will forever be missed.

The777Man



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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4995 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6803 times:

Man, 32 is not that old at all. I wonder if he had any warning symptoms? My sympathies to his family.
Just shows you that you never know when death is going to sneak up on you and bite you on your a**.
RIP.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19600 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 6775 times:

:-(

All deaths are sad, but not all deaths are tragic. This death is tragic.

RIP, fellow avnerd.


User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 days ago) and read 6618 times:

Hola!

Really sad to see him go.

May he rest in peace, my prayers go to him, his family ans friends.

He will be missed in the a.net forum, but he will live through his wonderful trip reports.

Roger



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User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4268 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 days ago) and read 6605 times:

I was sincerely shocked by receiving a private message from his girlfriend this early afternoon, mentioning this terrible news. Way to young to go away from a good life.

I had a lot of contact with Lari until just a few days ago, and he was happy with his girlfriend in Philippines at this time, they just came back from -what now was their last- holiday.

His girlfriends asked us to pray for Lari.

I wish her and Lari's relatives strenght and power to get through this difficult period in their lives, and may Lari rest in peace!

Eric



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3895 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 days ago) and read 6593 times:

Very sad. 32 is no age ... R.I.P

User currently offlineRomeoBravo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 days ago) and read 6593 times:

Can't say i knew the guy, but that sure is sad news, 32 is no age.

Condolences to the bereaved.


User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8706 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (1 year 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6585 times:

How awful... that's no age at all! My heartfelt condolences.   


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User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4588 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (1 year 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6530 times:

My condolences to his family,friends and girlfriend

May time minimize the pain and maximize the memories.

It always shocks me when people this young pass,

I lost a good friend last year at the age of 33. Never seems quite fair



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User currently offlineJoePatroni707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6406 times:

So sad, condolences to family and friends. Having just lost my Dad the pain lasts a long time.

User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (1 year 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6398 times:

Sad not to have known this vibrant soul, but if he was your friend, Larry, I know I'd have enjoyed his company.

I raise a glass in honor of Lari, secure in the knowledge that, though his life was foreshortened, it was well-lived!



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User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1254 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6377 times:

R.I.P, it's always shocking and very sad when people die so young, way too early...  


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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6372 times:

Because we exchange so often,so much on these threads its difficult for me to remember Lufthansa747. I send my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends on they're loss. This rude act of loss is reminder of how we can suddenly go.

R.I.P Lufthansa747!



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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (1 year 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6259 times:

Gosh, how dreadful. Is it unusual to have a fatal heart attack at 32 if you're not a hardcore druggie (which I am guessing isn't the case here)? Anyone know more details? Allergic reaction maybe? Very sad and a bit scary. We need to take better care of ourselves.

Was also wondering about Geezer's health. Always enjoyed his wacky rants, haven't seen one for a while.



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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8873 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (1 year 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6229 times:

Not much one can say, may he rest in peace.


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User currently offlinefbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (1 year 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6144 times:

I remember Lari's trip reports fondly, very sad news indeed.  


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13560 posts, RR: 62
Reply 20, posted (1 year 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6130 times:
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Such tragic news! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.  


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User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6116 times:

So Sorry to hear that. My prayers for him and his family and friends. R.I.P.


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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6779 posts, RR: 77
Reply 22, posted (1 year 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6096 times:

I heard the shocking news yesterday, this is so sad. My condolences to his family and friends.

Lari alias Lufthansa747 was one of the trip reporter pioneers, his work was legendary. He used to inspire me and many others. All those who don't know him or don't remember his work should have a look here:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...p_reports&submit=Search!&starter=1

I met him once in Jakarta and it was a pleasure to talk to him about our beloved hobby. He had many crazy and funny things to tell.

Lari, my friend, rest in peace. You will be missed, but never forgotten.


PH



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User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3011 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (1 year 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6082 times:
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Really sad to hear this news.  

Rest in peace!



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (1 year 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6076 times:

Way way too early to go.


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User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2461 posts, RR: 53
Reply 25, posted (1 year 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6221 times:

Rest in peace, Lari! Thank you for the memorable chats we had on facebook!  

[Edited 2013-08-31 22:44:26]


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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2761 posts, RR: 25
Reply 26, posted (1 year 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6118 times:

Shocking news R.I.P Lari, 32 is no age to go   makes you realize how fragile life really is and how we usually take it for granted  

Condolences to his family and friends.

Coincidentally I was reading his now last TR just a few days ago  

MIAspotter



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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2390 posts, RR: 13
Reply 27, posted (1 year 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6117 times:

Very sad. He got to be 32 years old, and I'm 31 yet.


My condolences to the fellow a.nutter.  


David



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User currently offlineAyostoLeon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 28, posted (1 year 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6055 times:

Sad to see anyone die nd even sadder when it happens to one so young.

My sympathy to Lari's girl friend, family, friends and all those who will miss him.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39857 posts, RR: 74
Reply 29, posted (1 year 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6087 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 2):
Not meaning to thread jack but I was wondering if Geezer may have passed on? Charlie was pretty old and hasn't posted for some time.
Quoting cedarjet (Reply 17):
Was also wondering about Geezer's health. Always enjoyed his wacky rants, haven't seen one for a while.

I just got an email back from Geezer. He is doing just fine and spending more time other aviation sites.

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 17):
if you're not a hardcore druggie (which I am guessing isn't the case here)? Anyone know more details? Allergic reaction maybe?

He had no drug addictions that I know of. I'm trying to find out from his girlfriend and other mutual friends. I am really curious about this.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7481 posts, RR: 18
Reply 30, posted (1 year 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5939 times:

I saw your post on FB Larry and I was shocked to hear as well. I saw his trip reports and it's such a shocker to see someone go so soon..... RIP to him, and my condolences to his family.


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User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (1 year 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5877 times:

Way too young to go. Sincere condolences to friends and family, really sad to hear about this.


Cheers
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11648 posts, RR: 60
Reply 32, posted (1 year 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5878 times:

Terrible news to hear, RIP Lari and my condolences to your loved ones  
Quoting cedarjet (Reply 17):
Is it unusual to have a fatal heart attack at 32

My first thought was sudden arrhythmic death syndrome or cardiomyopathy. Why did I think of that... because I've been putting off getting tested for about four years as I know I already have one if not two of the symptoms. First thing tomorrow I'll be making that call.


Dan.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19600 posts, RR: 58
Reply 33, posted (1 year 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5863 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 17):
Is it unusual to have a fatal heart attack at 32 if you're not a hardcore druggie (which I am guessing isn't the case here)?

It is and more than one person has PMed me asking me to speculate on possible causes. I gave a list of possible causes of sudden cardiac death in the young, but obviously this is very unusual. The autopsy report will be useful to his family in knowing about any genetic conditions, but it will not be useful to us.

What matters to us is not the cause of death but that he probably died suddenly and with a minimum of suffering and that we will miss his contributions.


User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 34, posted (1 year 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5831 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 32):
First thing tomorrow I'll be making that call.

Do it. I am shocked that this guy has died of a heart attack at 32. And other than "gone too soon" people seem to think it's the way of the world. Surely it's highly abnormal to die of a heart attack at such an age. Maybe a thread of condolences isn't the place for it but I think it's an excellent time to discuss health issues in general. I do see a lot of overweight people and wonder what their expectations of personal longevity might be. I was just talking about this the other day with someone, and they pointed out that you never see overweight people in their 60s and 70s.

Well if Lufthansa747's sad demise should have some meaning, we should talk about it. Here's to taking better care of ourselves from now on.



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 35, posted (1 year 23 hours ago) and read 5741 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 34):
Well if Lufthansa747's sad demise should have some meaning, we should talk about it. Here's to taking better care of ourselves from now on.

Exactly! Not having seen a doctor in more than 5 years, Lufthansa747's passing at such a young age has given me another good reason to do so now. Who knows if a hidden danger will be discovered just in time.



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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4995 posts, RR: 19
Reply 36, posted (1 year 23 hours ago) and read 5700 times:

It could have been a genetic heart defect that finally got him, sometimes people don't even know they have them until they are in their late 30's / early 40's. It could have been complications from being overweight too.

I also wonder about the level of emergency care in the Philippines, is it up to U.S. standards?

I had an uncle that almost died of a massive coronary at age 62. He said he was pouring a cup of coffee one morning and the next thing he knew he was in the hospital ER. No pain or anything. He wasn't overweight, but was definitely a Type-A personality with a drive to always "get it all done today". His doctors told him due to the damage to his heart from the heart attack he'd only last 5 years at most. At age 83 he's still around and hasn't slowed down one bit. In fact in the winter time he actually goes out ans shovels snow off his driveway just using a shovel!



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User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2434 posts, RR: 5
Reply 37, posted (1 year 20 hours ago) and read 5576 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 29):
I am really curious about this.

As is every human in a situation like this. I have some questions about my fathers passing which happened recently as well. That said, you have my sympathies Fly. Condolences to friends and family as well.

I took the time to read his CX trip post. It's very cool to see peoples excitement that still have it flying in this day in age. Actually caught myself grinning a couple times.

RIP Lufthansa747. This from a guy that personally knew a former CEO of LH- Gunter Eser.



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User currently offlinesolarflyer22 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Nov 2009, 1060 posts, RR: 3
Reply 38, posted (1 year 19 hours ago) and read 5556 times:

That's sad to hear. RIP Seemed like a great guy.

User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7303 posts, RR: 5
Reply 39, posted (1 year 19 hours ago) and read 5557 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 29):

I just got an email back from Geezer. He is doing just fine and spending more time other aviation sites.

That's good to hear.


User currently offlineTheRedBaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 8
Reply 40, posted (1 year 19 hours ago) and read 5540 times:

His trip reports will be missed.

My condolences to Family and friends... going at such a young Age...

TRB



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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 41, posted (1 year 18 hours ago) and read 5511 times:

R.I.P. fellow a.nutter.   My condolences to his girlfriend, family & friends.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 4):
He was an amazing trip reporter

Indeed, when I read "Lufthansa747" the first thing that came to my mind were his great TRs, always enjoyed reading them.

Lari's passing reminds me of another very popular a.nutter who left us way too early at the age of 34 in 2004, Frank Schaefer, he was probably the most prolific photographer on airliners.net in its early years.


User currently offlinea321luke From United States of America, joined Aug 2013, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 42, posted (1 year 17 hours ago) and read 5454 times:

Very sad to hear.  

May he RIP!



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 43, posted (1 year 14 hours ago) and read 5429 times:

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 41):
Lari's passing reminds me of another very popular a.nutter who left us way too early at the age of 34 in 2004, Frank Schaefer, he was probably the most prolific photographer on airliners.net in its early years.

yes it reminded me of Frank too - I can't believe it is already 9 years ago now.. Frank & Lari both great guys with an infectious love of aviation and flying. I've been thinking of going and living in the Philippines myself lately. I think I will get a medical check before I do.


User currently offlineneutrino From Singapore, joined May 2012, 606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 44, posted (1 year 14 hours ago) and read 5403 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 29):
I just got an email back from Geezer. He is doing just fine and spending more time other aviation sites.

That's very reassuring. Thanks, Fly.
Charley is one of the few Anetters I have private conversations with, and sad will be the day when he is no longer around.
The man is a treasure trove of experience and knowledge.
Btw, his indicated interest is "Staying alive till 110".  



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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 45, posted (1 year 11 hours ago) and read 5306 times:

I too got the news during the weekend fro Superfly. Really sad that one of the first people that I knew on A.net has passed. I always remembered in the beginning when I just started to post my TR's, Lari was always guiding me and helping me out on the TR. Also had the pleasure of having lunch with him and his gf in Jakarta a few years back.

RIP Lari...u will be missed!


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39857 posts, RR: 74
Reply 46, posted (1 year 6 hours ago) and read 5214 times:

I'm in contact with his girlfriend he was supposed to marry next year. The are a lot of things that just doesn't sit well with me but I don't want to jump to conclusions either. I live an a similar developing country as The Philippines. I read of expats dying every single day in ways that just doesn't seem plausible. I don't know of any of his close friends that were there in The Philippines.


Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 32):
My first thought was sudden arrhythmic death syndrome or cardiomyopathy.
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 33):

It is and more than one person has PMed me asking me to speculate on possible causes. I gave a list of possible causes of sudden cardiac death in the young, but obviously this is very unusual. The autopsy report will be useful to his family in knowing about any genetic conditions, but it will not be useful to us.

What matters to us is not the cause of death but that he probably died suddenly and with a minimum of suffering and that we will miss his contributions.

I am really curious as well.

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 34):
I am shocked that this guy has died of a heart attack at 32. And other than "gone too soon" people seem to think it's the way of the world. Surely it's highly abnormal to die of a heart attack at such an age. Maybe a thread of condolences isn't the place for it but I think it's an excellent time to discuss health issues in general.

I was thinking the same.

Quoting type-rated (Reply 36):
I also wonder about the level of emergency care in the Philippines, is it up to U.S. standards?

I have no idea about health services in The Philippines. There seem to be a lot of good nurses that come from there. I guess it all depends on which island you're on. He passed away at his home in Cebu which has Western hospital facilities.
For his family's sake, I hope they do run an autopsy is done.

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 37):
It's very cool to see peoples excitement that still have it flying in this day in age. Actually caught myself grinning a couple times.

He was a great person to travel with as well. He pointed out details even I would over look. I remember him griping about Thai Airways running out of Dom Pérignon in 1st class on the 2 hour flight to Hong Kong.
I had to remind him that we already drank two bottles.  
Quoting neutrino (Reply 44):
That's very reassuring. Thanks, Fly.
Charley is one of the few Anetters I have private conversations with, and sad will be the day when he is no longer around.
The man is a treasure trove of experience and knowledge.
Btw, his indicated interest is "Staying alive till 110".

Yes indeed!
I enjoy exchanging emails with him. That man knows a lot about every single topic that comes up. He stays active in the Tech/ops forums.



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4325 posts, RR: 36
Reply 47, posted (1 year 6 hours ago) and read 5178 times:

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 34):
I was just talking about this the other day with someone, and they pointed out that you never see overweight people in their 60s and 70s.

I must admit that Lari's untimely death (and that of a few other big people younger then me) is a wake up call for me to try and loose some weight too.
But keep in mind that usually the metabolism changes over 65, my father was also big in his 40-50s but can now (77) be described as skinny, he insists he never went on diet but just lost weight without him doing anything about it. I think metabolism is the reason people are biggest in their 40s-60s and loose weight later in the their lives.
I can also think of a few artists and politicians who are big/overweight and reached their 80s or 90s reasonably healthy, like Helmut Kohl, Oscar Peterson, Jerry Lewis, Ian Paisley, Edward Heath, Carl Barks, Kind Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, but in general statistics proove that, just like with smoking you can die in general about 5 to 20 years younger when you are overweight.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 48, posted (1 year 6 hours ago) and read 5168 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 47):
I think metabolism is the reason people are biggest in their 40s-60s and loose weight later in the their lives.

At least those who do tend to survive longer.

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 47):
I can also think of a few artists and politicians who are big/overweight and reached their 80s or 90s reasonably healthy, like Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl is anything but healthy. He's wheelchair-bound and can't really speak any more after a stroke.

His predecessor Helmut Schmidt who is 12 years older and a notorious chain smoker (but has never been fat) is in better shape than Kohl.


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4325 posts, RR: 36
Reply 49, posted (1 year 6 hours ago) and read 5152 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 48):
Helmut Kohl is anything but healthy. He's wheelchair-bound and can't really speak any more after a stroke.

Oh I should have researched some of the names I mentioned better. Being remarried with a younger woman and such I thought he was having some nice golden years, being outside Germany I don't hear anything about him nowadays.Same with a few others I mentioned who indeed had weight related illnesses but in general I think I made a valid point that the suggestion that noone overweight will reach 70 is scare mongering.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 50, posted (1 year 5 hours ago) and read 5143 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 49):
I think I made a valid point that the suggestion that noone overweight will reach 70 is scare mongering.

"No one" would certainly be nonsense, just as much as a claim would be that thin people always grew old in perfect health.

But that there is a pretty clear correlation of obesity with mortality is just a fact.

It's one of the best-known risk factors beyond a certain point.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6617 posts, RR: 9
Reply 51, posted (1 year 5 hours ago) and read 5105 times:

Condolences to family and friends.

I lost my last grandparent (grandmother) a few days ago but she was 88 and her health declining for years, most of the (large) family was in fact vacationing where she lived and I was one of them partly because I suspected it might be the last time. She still had her head and died in her sleep so I keep good memories of her and feel it was her time.

Dying young and suddenly is much more tragic and I can't really imagine the grief it causes.



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User currently offlineaerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 52, posted (1 year 3 hours ago) and read 5034 times:

RIP

Way too young



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User currently offlinestipica From Croatia, joined Feb 2011, 426 posts, RR: 8
Reply 53, posted (12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4930 times:

Hi Lari !
thank you for all ... and my sincere condolences to his family and friends ...
your faithful reader ... stipica 



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User currently offlineLuxair747SP From Germany, joined May 2010, 508 posts, RR: 18
Reply 54, posted (12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4915 times:

I hope you rest in peace.

Lari's reports were the first i read when being younger and i always enjoyed them.
He was also known for his wide knowledge in different threads on airliners.net.

All the best to his friends and family

RIP Lari


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 53
Reply 55, posted (12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4903 times:

I can't say I knew him.

But fond memories in the people who did are among the best things one can leave behind.

Rest in peace.


User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 56, posted (12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):
All deaths are sad, but not all deaths are tragic. This death is tragic.

Very well said. 32 is no age to go...

Devon



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User currently offlineLuxair From Suriname, joined Jan 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 57, posted (12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

That's so sad! My prayers for him, his girlfriend and his family and friends. R.I.P. My fellow A-nutter.


Marvin Lee Cooper
User currently offlineYYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1081 posts, RR: 0
Reply 58, posted (12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4488 times:
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Always sad to hear of a fellow A.net member passing. So young...

RIP



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User currently offlinebeowulf From Singapore, joined Jul 2003, 730 posts, RR: 14
Reply 59, posted (12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

What sad news! It's been ages since I last saw, Lari, and he just recently posted a trip report here. Thanks for letting us know, Superfly.

User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2438 posts, RR: 8
Reply 60, posted (12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

I remember his username well from reading A.net even before I was a member. I have to add my condolences.

Quoting fbgdavidson (Reply 19):

I remember Lari's trip reports fondly

Me too.



oh boy!!!
User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 61, posted (11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 43):
yes it reminded me of Frank too - I can't believe it is already 9 years ago now..

I knew some old timers would remember Frank, I see you have him on your respected members list.



Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 43):
Frank & Lari both great guys with an infectious love of aviation and flying.

They took their love of aviation so seriously and shared it with everyone, it's folks like them who make visiting airliners.net so enjoyable.



Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 43):
I've been thinking of going and living in the Philippines myself lately. I think I will get a medical check before I do.

Hope everything will be okay.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6799 posts, RR: 34
Reply 62, posted (11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3444 times:

RIP

Way too young....take care of yourselves, folks.


User currently onlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9951 posts, RR: 26
Reply 63, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3351 times:
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I didn't know Lari, but as always, it's sad to hear of a member's passing; especially when they were a member since 1999!

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):

Condolences to you, Larry, and all others who are affected.

I did a search for his posts, and found what may be his first thread-starter on A.net:

Registrations (by Lufthansa747 May 20 1999 in Civil Aviation)

The fact that it was posted in May 1999 - when I was finishing my junior year in high school, taking the SATs and such, and probably using AOL to connect to the internet - blows my mind.

Quoting L0VE2FLY (Reply 41):
Lari's passing reminds me of another very popular a.nutter who left us way too early at the age of 34 in 2004, Frank Schaefer, he was probably the most prolific photographer on airliners.net in its early years.

Wow, I had no idea he was so young! Amazingly, he still is one of the most prolific photographers on A.net - #6 on the list.



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User currently offlineferengi80 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 64, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3256 times:
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Rest in Peace, Lari. Far too young to go. God bless you.

Ferengi80



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User currently offlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 65, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3090 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 63):
I did a search for his posts, and found what may be his first thread-starter on A.net:

Registrations (by Lufthansa747 May 20 1999 in Civil Aviation)

The fact that it was posted in May 1999 - when I was finishing my junior year in high school, taking the SATs and such, and probably using AOL to connect to the internet - blows my mind.

How times have changed! Now all you have to do is a little bit of googling or looking up the aircraft's name here.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 63):
Wow, I had no idea he was so young! Amazingly, he still is one of the most prolific photographers on A.net - #6 on the list.

You're not the only one, when I first started visiting airliners.net I thought he was a retired old guy with too much time on his hands due to the number of photos he used to upload every day! And the fact that he didn't embrace digital photography.


User currently onlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26449 posts, RR: 75
Reply 66, posted (11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Awful. Its heart breaking when we lose any of our own. Thankfully, we haven't had too many of these posts in my 10 years here.


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User currently offlineMillwallSean From Singapore, joined Apr 2008, 1243 posts, RR: 6
Reply 67, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Good man assisted me with a trip once. RIP.

Is my memory all wrong or didnt he get DVT after an Asia-Helsinki flight and was hospitalised for a pretty decent time?
His cardiovascular system seems to have been sensitive...

Living parttime in Asia and seeing what Superfly writes above makes me rather hmm worroed about what really happened here. Fingers crossed.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 68, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

Oh dear... this is some very sad news!

Way too early in age to leave this world.

RIP

 Wow!   



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