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Mike Leeder

Linn Haynes In Memory Of

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Oh god!

He was one of the pillars of this forum, especially with his various insider information and tips on the latest DVD releases, not to mention his wealth of kung fu film knowledge.

A huge loss.

This week I was on a kung fu watching film frenzy because I was away at someone else's house for a week and I rewatched a bunch of Shaw flicks (I didn't feel like watching the other DVDs they had). Probably the most kf I've watched within a few days in years. Weird that it happened around the same time he passed away.

My sincerest condolences to his family. Linn has gone to a good place. I can see him hanging out with some of the great kung film stars that passed before.

Linn may no longer be here with us physically, but our memories of him will live on forever. He is immortal.

RIP. :(

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No...This can't be. We had met in Philadelphia at the Lo Meng convention and we were chit chatting. We were taliking about IFD and Chi Kuan Chun flicks at dinner. That was going to be the start of an awesome friendship. He was just down to earth and was just one of the fellas. I had also told him about my aspirations to go into production. I'm so sorry to hear that and I will forever treasure that memory of us kung fu fans at dinner with sifu Linn.

Rest in Peace my friend. I promise I will make you proud.

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Ill ask Mark Pollard if he will alllow us to carry Linn Haynes memory with us through 2008 in our signatures. If

he says yes then after 2008 if you want to stop wearing it then or not it's up to you. I will ask Mark Pollard tonight.

r.i.p Linn Haynes you were a light to us all.

good call. id rep that in my sig

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Guest Markgway

My next article in Jade Screen will be dedicated to Linn.

I learnt a lot from him and am sorry I'll never meet him in person.

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I, like others on this board, am shocked of the tragic news. I never met Linn before; however, he and I use to exchange emails every now and then. Although he and I sometimes had disagreements about facts, etc., I still respected his opinion and valued him as a true pioneer in keeping old school kung fu genre alive. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his soul, his family, and his friends. May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,

Shaw Scope Guy

a.k.a. Webpimp

a.k.a. Eric Sanchez

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We have been lucky to have had Linn and his contributions around us in our lifetime. Let’s all make him proud by following his encouraging/wise words and do the right thing for our beloved genre.

R.I.P Linn

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I didn't know the gentleman, however, I've read a number of his comments/liner notes and even remarks here, since I joined this forum, and it saddens me to learn of this unfortunate loss.

My condolences go out to his family, and I pray for them in this time of sorrow.

His knowledge will be sorely missed and we must press on to continue his work in uplifting one of the great genres of filmdom.

R.I.P. Mr. Haynes.

The Dragon

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Is it possible to grab all (or at least the most significant) of Linn's posts and put them into a special message board dedicated to him? It could just be a read-only board, kind of like a shrine or tribute to him. Of course, it would be up to the Mods and Mark to determine whether it's workable.

If his messages could be pulled apart from the threads and put into their own board, it would be great, not only as a reference of kung fu information, but also to show future board members what a huge loss his passing has been.

KFS

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I had many phone conversasions with him begining in 2000/2001 and I had the privilege and honor of meeting this great individual on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 in Atlanta, GA. I was there on business at the Hyatt. I was still busy when we met at the lobby about noon so I invited him to wait for me in my suite until I was done, he liked that a lot more than the lobby!

It was raining pretty heavily but that didn't stop Linn from escorting me around town to shop around several hole in the wall video shops in a not too far Asian community. We spent hours scrounging through stores and finding some nice vintage TV series and other videos and posters. I bought a box full of tapes for me and for Linn as well for taking the time and effort to meet me and show me around. He reluctantly accepted the gift. Then he took me to an elegant Chinese restaurant where he introduced me to dim sum! Good stuff, BTW! I treated him there as well and again he reluctantly accepted.

The man was a CLASS ACT! One the most genuine people I've ever met. We bonded that day and from then on were, as he often said "Amigos".

I last spoke to him after the Lo Mang Philly convention and he was so excited and enthusiastic! I wasn't able to attend after the date was changed and now I regret it even more so than before.

I just can't believe this happened.... I apologize for going on and on but I just had to share this story about how we bonded. My heart is heavy and I'm deeply saddened....

May God give his family and close friends the strength and the courage to bear this irreplaceable loss. I pray for the salvation of the departed soul.

With deep sympathy,

Cesar aka WalkOn

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His knowledge, friendship and genuine enthusiasm will be missed. Given I haven't been here long and didn't interact with him as much as some of you did, I could really see that he truly loved this area of cinema through his posts.

He'll definitely be missed.

R.I.P

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I just found out about this tragic event and I want to say that I am extremely saddened by the loss of Linn Haynes. I did not know him well enough beyond our relationship running this message board together but I had great respect for him and was looking forward to working with him for years to come. This is a huge loss to this community and to fellow genre film fans who have benefitted from his knowledge, passion and friendship.

My prayers go out to his wife and the rest of his family.

I need more time to reflect but I will say now that Linn is going to be greatly missed but not forgotten.

It hardly seems appropriate to discuss now but I need to briefly mention that I will be filling in as the lead forum mod in place of Linn.

At some point I would like to help organize a tribute to go on the main site with a collection of comments from the fandom community. They could be posted here, e-mailed or PM'd to me.

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Members are now allowed to post non-animated images in signatures of sizes up to 600x150. This feature was made available specifically for those who wish to honor the memory of Linn by using one of Daigoro's excellent ribbon graphics, or something similar. Members who choose to may use this feature for other purposes as well.

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I remember that I wanted to ask Linn about an idea to make his words on the kf-genre’s current problem (the criminal DVD industry in USA) a sticky in every category so that more people who were new to this could learn about it much earlier. Pity that I never did.

Read Linn's important message here:

http://www.kungfucinema.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4419&page=3

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