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Mitzyboy Jul 31st 2020 2:28 pm

Rugbymatt
 
This morning we've learned that Matt Gilbert AKA Rugbymatt on these forms has passed away. Have no other information other than that, but just letting those older forum members here who knew him well know
He spent a lot of time in the Lounge as I remember, so many of you may remember him
I have no information as to what happened, other that he was found at home as I believe he lived on his own.

Lion in Winter Jul 31st 2020 2:48 pm

Re: Rugbymatt
 

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy (Post 12890290)
This morning we've learned that Matt Gilbert AKA Rugbymatt on these forms has passed away. Have no other information other than that, but just letting those older forum members here who knew him well know
He spent a lot of time in the Lounge as I remember, so many of you may remember him
I have no information as to what happened, other that he was found at home as I believe he lived on his own.


That is a shock, and very sad. We used to chat a lot when he was on here more regularly.

mikelincs Jul 31st 2020 3:12 pm

Re: Rugbymatt
 

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy (Post 12890290)
This morning we've learned that Matt Gilbert AKA Rugbymatt on these forms has passed away. Have no other information other than that, but just letting those older forum members here who knew him well know
He spent a lot of time in the Lounge as I remember, so many of you may remember him
I have no information as to what happened, other that he was found at home as I believe he lived on his own.

That's very sad, yes I knew him, but only from on here, he was very active when I was living in Spain. so sad.

Jerseygirl Jul 31st 2020 3:20 pm

Re: Rugbymatt
 
Oh no!!! I liked and missed Matt.

thanks Mitz and please let us know if you hear anything else. If you are in touch with his family, please pass on our sincere condolences.

Mitzyboy Jul 31st 2020 4:28 pm

Re: Rugbymatt
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12890313)
Oh no!!! I liked and missed Matt.

thanks Mitz and please let us know if you hear anything else. If you are in touch with his family, please pass on our sincere condolences.

I'm not in touch with them, I heard from Sam Greenfield who was also a long time member on here

Lion in Winter Jul 31st 2020 5:35 pm

Re: Rugbymatt
 

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy (Post 12890347)
I'm not in touch with them, I heard from Sam Greenfield who was also a long time member on here


Is this someone we might know by their BE name? A lot of us don't share real names much on here at all.

kimilseung Jul 31st 2020 7:42 pm

Re: Rugbymatt
 
I missed his regular posts on here.

Lion in Winter Jul 31st 2020 7:51 pm

Re: Rugbymatt
 


'Night Matt.

Mitzyboy Jul 31st 2020 7:55 pm

Re: Rugbymatt
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12890313)
Oh no!!! I liked and missed Matt.

thanks Mitz and please let us know if you hear anything else. If you are in touch with his family, please pass on our sincere condolences.


Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12890377)
Is this someone we might know by their BE name? A lot of us don't share real names much on here at all.

No Sam Greenfield is as herself on here, but I think not a regular visitor

mikelincs Jul 31st 2020 11:01 pm

Re: Rugbymatt
 

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy (Post 12890442)
No Sam Greenfield is as herself on here, but I think not a regular visitor


'She hasn't posted since 2018, but may, of course, still be reading posts. We were all in Spain and regulars on the same forum at that time, early 2000s.

Sugarmooma Aug 1st 2020 1:39 am

Re: Rugbymatt
 
Oh no. I often post on his Facebook threads. He was supposed to be moving down to Cornwall and it recently got called off because of Covid.

That is heartbreaking.
RIP Matt x

Lion in Winter Aug 1st 2020 2:58 am

Re: Rugbymatt
 

Originally Posted by Sugarmooma (Post 12890551)
Oh no. I often post on his Facebook threads. He was supposed to be moving down to Cornwall and it recently got called off because of Covid.

That is heartbreaking.
RIP Matt x

I think he'd been ill?

Pollyana Aug 1st 2020 3:04 am

Re: Rugbymatt
 

Originally Posted by Mitzyboy (Post 12890290)
This morning we've learned that Matt Gilbert AKA Rugbymatt on these forms has passed away. Have no other information other than that, but just letting those older forum members here who knew him well know
He spent a lot of time in the Lounge as I remember, so many of you may remember him
I have no information as to what happened, other that he was found at home as I believe he lived on his own.

Sad news.
We used to chat a lot back in the day.
RIP Matt. x

BEVS Aug 2nd 2020 4:52 am

Re: Rugbymatt
 
I'm a bit shocked by this rotten news.
Very sad all round. Gone far too soon.

Thank you for thinking to let us BE lot know.

Mitzyboy Sep 28th 2020 1:09 am

Re: Rugbymatt
 
Just letting you know that apparently the coroners report has the cause of death as peritonitis


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