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#41 Offline Kopekemaster

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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 01:21 PM

This must be one of the saddest things to happen on BZPower.
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 01:46 PM

Oh. Rest in peace, Heather. But it had to finish this way, one day or another. Death is the only thing we will all share and there's nothing to do. All we can do is to hope it is really just another path. And I sincerelly pray for her it is.----- Lord of the Rings -----Titles: Dark Lord, Lord of Mordor, Lord of Gifts, Lord of Barad-Dûr, Lord of the Earth

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#43 Offline Orion Nuva

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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 02:16 PM

Rest in Peace, Heather. I offer my most sincere condolences to your family and friends, and I hope you've reached a better place then this.
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 04:07 PM

I'm incredibly saddened that a person so young, so innocent, has met such a depressing fate. Cases like these happen far too often. My deepest condolences to her family.
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Posted Apr 03 2012 - 06:12 PM

Rest in peace Heather, I hope you are in a better place, my sincere condolences go to her family and friends ><
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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 05:53 AM

Dear God, I cannot imagine what would possess someone to do something this awful to another human being. I'm so terribly sorry to hear this.
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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 12:12 PM

I can't express my entire range of feelings on this site. All that I can think of saying is, may she rest in peace, and find happiness wherever she is now.
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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 12:19 PM

My condolences go out to her family. May she rest in peace.
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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 01:05 PM

I was really hoping that this was just an April fools joke. Doesn't seem that way now. :(Rest in peace, Heather, you are in our thoughts.
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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 01:11 PM

The world is such a scary place to live in,and things like this happen all the time. Rest in peace,Heather Braaten.
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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 03:12 PM

Although I didn't know her, it's heartbreaking when anyone dies, let alone a Lego fan, let alone at such a young age. I'm sorry for her family, and I hope they can cope with such a tragedy. Rest in peace, Heather.
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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 03:17 PM

I was really hoping that this was just an April fools joke. Doesn't seem that way now. :(Rest in peace, Heather, you are in our thoughts.

Seriously, that would be just morbid as an April Fools joke.-Gata Posted Image

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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 03:30 PM

I was really hoping that this was just an April fools joke. Doesn't seem that way now. :(Rest in peace, Heather, you are in our thoughts.

Seriously, that would be just morbid as an April Fools joke.-Gata Posted Image

Agreed. The staff may be a little weird at times, but we'd never try to joke about something as awful as this. (Unless it was incredibly obvious that it wasn't real, like if we all wrote our own eulogies and posted them on the front page)

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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 03:42 PM

This is sad. I send my condolences to them. And i hope they find that disgusting excuse of a human that did this to her.
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Posted Apr 04 2012 - 10:51 PM

I didn't know who Heather was, but she sounded pretty cool.Rest in peace Heather.
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Posted Apr 05 2012 - 07:28 PM

So third reported person to die on BZP.RIP Heather, it's a shame that you had to die a death like this. My heart goes out to her family and those most afflicted by this loss.
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Posted Apr 06 2012 - 06:15 PM

Communities of people whose interests are similar can be seen of more as a group than a collection of people, and the tighter the bond is between a member of a community and the community itself, the more the group is perceived as less of a group and more as an extended family.Although I never met Heather - and I didn't know much about her whatsoever until she was initially reported as being missing - there is more to such a loss than simply the death of someone, which is always in and of itself a sad thing.I still recall vaguely when the account of the late Beliwa: Toa of Demons posted for the last time. I do not recall if I was a guest or a very green member at the time of that particular event, but BZPower didn't seem itself for a while after that. Everyone knew of the loss to this community, this extended family of people all over the world, and while a lot of people didn't know him personally, everyone knew of him - and even if they did not, they were still sad even more so than if he had never been a member of this site.Likewise, the loss of a figure in the even more extended family of LEGO enthusiasts will mourn the loss of any of its members. The case of Heather Braaten is sadder still in the fact that everyone who knew her or knew of her will be touched in more of a way than can be expressed if she was not also known by the moniker of LEGOGirl.Rest in peace, Heather. No matter where we are, or if we ever knew you or not, we'll all be touched by a state of melancholy when thinking of the memory and legacy you left behind in this world - maybe in perhaps a more diluted form than the sad state of a death in the true immediate or extended family, but still sad nonetheless for the loss of a part of this loose, encompassing extended family.

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Posted Apr 06 2012 - 06:26 PM

So third reported person to die on BZP.RIP Heather, it's a shame that you had to die a death like this. My heart goes out to her family and those most afflicted by this loss.

Who were the first two?Anyways, you always assume that this will happen to someone comepletely unrelated to anything you ever know. Seeing a death this close to you is more sad. And her friends and family didn't even get to see her in her last moments. RIP Heather, even if we never know you, we wish we did while we still could.

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Posted Apr 06 2012 - 08:38 PM

Let's hope she's in a better place. I send my condolences to her family, and am very sorry for this. If there was foul play involved, may justice prevail.RIP Heather.
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Posted Apr 06 2012 - 11:09 PM

So third reported person to die on BZP.

Who were the first two?

Beliwa: Toa of Demons died. The topic revealing this was posted (on the archive) on January 28th, 2008.In addition to Heather, I also believe that the death of highly-regarded AFOL MOCist nnenn was reported here on BZPower.

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Posted Apr 07 2012 - 08:59 AM

Rest in peace Haether. :)We hope you had a good life.No one deserves to die like that. ;_;
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Posted Apr 07 2012 - 01:32 PM

My god... this is shocking. I didn't know her, but even seeing Heather's name and the bit about her that was posted on BZPower is enough to make this feel all the more tragic. It makes me feel sick to know that there are people in this world so evil that they would kidnap and murder someone like this. There's no way to properly put my feelings about this death into words, but rest in peace, Heather. I hope it turns out there's an afterlife. :'(

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Posted Apr 09 2012 - 09:28 PM

I just logged in and found this...This is the first time i witnessed a bzpowerer's death, and it's one of the saddest things i have ever seen. I didn't know her well, admittedly the first i heard of her was the announcement she had been kidnapped. However, that doesn't change the fact that this is horrible. No one should have to die like this, or that young. The fact that there are people walking around the world willing to cause this is a terrible, terrible thing, and, apparently, Heather was unfortunate to meet one of them. I had hoped, after seeing the kidnap notice, some justice would come before things got worse. The fact that she wasn't found in time is a horrible injustice.I only hope whoever did this is found and brought to justice.My condolences to her family, friends, and all who knew her.RIP Heather.
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Posted Apr 11 2012 - 02:00 PM

Rest in peace you will always be remembered.
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Posted Apr 11 2012 - 03:15 PM

Wow, I am truly sorry for all those who knew her. This is a horrible way to die, found as remains, and I hope she is in a far better place. My thoughts are with her family :( R.I.P
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Posted Apr 12 2012 - 09:23 PM

Im sorry to hear something like this happened, but its nice to know we have a great community here that will recignize this.Rest in Peace, Heather.
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Posted Apr 13 2012 - 08:15 AM

I spoke to her once, maybe twice, and didn't really know her, but it's still sad that some people see taking their life as the only answer to their problems...If suicide was not the case, then justice will prevail.God bless her soul, and my best wishes towards her family.

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Posted Apr 14 2012 - 05:36 AM

Poor Heather. I don't really know what to say.
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