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#1 Silver Penguin

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 04:26 PM

It is with sadness that I share the news that Andre Espaillat (2WheelTiger) has lost his battle with the complications of Multiple Myeloma. He died in the arms of his husband Ed, at 4:21 this afternoon.

Over the last month or so, Andre has had a lung removed, in the hope of containing a fungal infection. He had a tracheostomy, and then a lot of problems weaning from the sedation.

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Rest in peace Andre.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 04:30 PM

Goodbye Andre. Thank you for your kindness. You will be missed by many.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 04:31 PM

He fought the good fight, and now his race is run.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 04:44 PM

Heartbreaking.
Rest in peace Andre.


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Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:04 PM

Vaya con Dios, mi Amigo.

Rest in Peace.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:05 PM

This Biker Heaven poem is from V-Twin magazine and I always loved it. Rest in Peace Andre and Feel The Wind in Heaven!


Can you feel the wind in Heaven

Can you hear me call your name

Can you see the tears that fall

This world wont ever be the same

Can you feel the wind in Heaven

When we gather in our group

Can you hear the sound of silence

When we look where you once stood.

Can you feel the wind in Heaven

Can you hear the ladies cry

Can you feel our broken hearts

When we have to say goodbye

Can you feel the wind in Heaven

While the men hold back the tears

Leather clad and watery eyes

And know wed rather have you here

I hope there is a Biker Heaven

And we will meet again someday

I hope to feel the wind in Heaven

And shake your hand again that day

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:12 PM

Oh no...how sad.

Rest well Andre

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:27 PM

I really liked Andre. He was gay, and this forum, for the most part, is anti-gay. So I found myself in the curious position of really liking Andre for his being, and felt badly about all the anti-gay bashing on this forum. Yet I did not have the courage to stand up for him.

This now, really makes me sad.

Any services info?

God Bless, Andre.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE (dcarver @ Jul 25 2009, 06:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I really liked Andre. He was gay, and this forum, for the most part, is anti-gay. So I found myself in the curious position of really liking Andre for his being, and felt badly about all the anti-gay bashing on this forum. Yet I did not have the courage to stand up for him.

This now, really makes me sad.

Any services info?

God Bless, Andre.


I'm sure his husband Ed will post up details on Facebook. Or at the very least it will be on Andre's site that Jill has listed as his blog here.

I am sure one of us will post it here when we know.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE (barb @ Jul 25 2009, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any services info?


I'm sure his husband Ed will post up details on Facebook. Or at the very least it will be on Andre's site that Jill has listed as his blog here.

I am sure one of us will post it here when we know.


Ed is very active on Facebook, using Andre's account as well as his own. If I see details there, I'll post them here.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 05:51 PM

R.I.P. Andre.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:19 PM

I've never had the pleasure of meeting Andre, although we did chat a fair bit via FaceBook. Many forum members have met him, and have memories of happier times. Would you take a moment to recall those times? Andre's husband Ed sent me the following note;

Thank you for letting the FJR Forum know about Andre. If they want to send me some stories about Andre, can you please give them my email address: esfortuno3rd@gmail.com. I would appreciate hearing anything about my husband.

Ed loved Andre deeply and is hurting right now. Perhaps some pleasant memories might help him in the dark days ahead.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:20 PM

Andre sent me a few PMs while I was being evaluated for possible cancer....always encouraging. He had mentioned during the winter and spring of his wanting to go to CFR. I knew he was in rough shape and that's one reason he was not able to attend.

Andre, I'm sorry I did not get to thank you in person for your warmheartedness.

Godspeed.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:53 PM

I had a few "chats" with Andre.

He gave tips on racing and we chatted on his attempt to start a business.

I teased him on the gayness aspect and we joked at the narrowminded view people take on issues.

Godspeed Andre and my condolances to Ed

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:00 PM

It sucks that another good person is gone too soon.

God speed Andre, enjoy the twisties where ever you are.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:07 PM

God speed Andre

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:12 PM

I didn't know him, but to friends and family I am sorry for your loss. God speed Andre. Prayer sent.
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:31 PM

R.I.P. Andre...
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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:33 PM

Sad news. Andre was able to attend one of the Tech days at AuburnFJR's place...Glad I was able to meet him and share his experiences.

RIP Andre.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:40 PM

A tragedy no other way to express it. May he Rest In Peace.