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I literally had 5mins to log on at work this afternoon, and I was confronted by this thread. Couldn't quite believe it, posted a reply, then I was called back to work.

Now I'm at home and logged on again, it seems it was true. Terrible and truly shocking news.

I think Steve and Al have summed up Quinn's presence here (I'll call him Quinn, because that's how we knew him). He was part of the heart and soul of this place, and he was a one-off and he was as mad as a box of frogs.

Not that it particularly matters, but I'd like to think he liked me. He could be a bit of a controversial loon and cryptic as hell, and he played on that - playfully. It seemed obvious to me that he liked a drink or three?

But what amazed me, and seemed to come out of nowhere as far as AO was concerned, was his music. It was, by and large, bloody good! And Barry - it seems that you were a collaborator in this?

I'm sorry for our loss, because that's what it is to AO. But of course, very sorry for your loss, because you were a good mate 'in real life'. And please pass on my condolences to all his family and do tell them: he was a real character and he will be sorely missed.
 
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He'll be missed. I always enjoyed his music threads - not often to my taste, but a few gems.
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Can't say I got on with or agreed with many of his postings, but his unique style will be missed.

The world would be a boring place if we were all the same.

RIP Quinn.
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Thank you Barry for taking the time to consider us, a mere forum, at the time of a personal loss to you. It is truly appreciated.

Quinn was a personal favourite of mine. He could be quirky, frustrating, often liberated by alcohol but a joy to behold - he made me laugh a lot.

I am truly in shock.

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Bloody hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RIP Quinn
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Jesus, that's a shock.

As others have said, Quinn was an enigma that sprang out of a box of frogs but I enjoyed his cryptic (if occasionally paranoid) posts but he was a really important contributor to AO and he will be missed by me and many on here.

Rest in peace, Quinn, there are no mobile phones where you are now

Barry, thank you for taking the time to register and tell us this news.
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Sad news indeed


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Mr. Quinn

As I have always called you,

May those Angels of stone
watch over you as you rest
you will never be alone.
"A One off"
As so many will attest.

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I like this one of Quinn's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUcGk5uMTtQ
 
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Good grief, this is awful news. Shock prevents me from saying much else.

RIP Quinn.

(I still can't believe this horrible news)
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Quinn is on the right in my current avatar. I don't know if that's Barry, the poster, on the left? This is pretty upsetting.
 
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Shocking and deeply saddening news.
Rest in peace Q.
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Can't say that I could be bothered with him in recent years, and usually avoided his posts, but I'm sorry for your loss, Barry, as you had the chance to know the real person hidden from us by his on-screen persona - and for sure 48 is an awfully young age to be taken. I hope your wedding won't be unduly blighted by this, and my condolences to his family.
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I'm sorry for your loss Barry thank you for letting us (his AO family) know.

RIP Quinn, this is very hard to take in
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No.

No. No.No.No.No.No.No.No.No.No.No.No.No.No.No.No.No.No .



I only came in here to post a **** take thread.

Quinn was the first person I met off an Alfa forum. I was 21 at at the time, naive and slightly surprised by his brummy accent. I'd sold him a squdra chip for his 155 via the close knit 155.com forum.

Trusting, as always, he'd driven up up from Birmingham, allowed me to verify that his ecu was compatible, take it apart, and fit a replacement chip. He put his trust in me, a fat, spotty, teenager who claimed (arrogantly) to know what they were doing.

At the time he described the forum as family - "We're here to help each other after all" And consequently helped define my relationship with Alfa Romeo and the forums.

We stayed in touch for a number of years, spoke regularly, and with concern discussed other forum members. Be it their state of mind or their health, it didn't matter. He always cared about the people he interacted with, friend or foe, I know he was fond of both, never judgemental and relished their thoughts, opinions, regardless of wether they differed from his perspective.

For me this is what defined him. His continual curiosity for other people's perspective.

I, for one, am deeply saddened to hear that he's gone.

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Hello all.

An excellent choice of track,VO2.That was just a bit of music I wrote one afternoon and he thought he'd stick some words over it.What a lot of folks never realised is that nearly all the words he sang (and a fair bit of my music) were made up on the spot and largely improvised yet,somehow.it still came out OK.Indeed,in that picture,I am the one on the left.We must have written in excess of 3000 songs since we first got together but I guess that's all come to an end now.

I just know he would have been so delighted with all.the messages you guys have posted here and in reality he was not quite the prickly character he came across as.He was funny,witty,blindingly intelligent and we would endlessly bounce around bizarre theories and ideas until the very small hours,crash out,wake up,light a smoke and start all over again.

What can I say other than things will never be the same again? Tonight in the pub my girl and I did the great Brummie tradition when someone moves on.I bought a double Vodka and lime and placed in on the table along with a cigar.

I do hope he pops back for it later.It cost me four quid! Cigars weren't cheap either.

Thanks everyone.

Barry.
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I'm so sorry for missing this.

RIP Quinn
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Legacy left...this is a classic (can you imagine this as a Smith's song!?)
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Hello all.

An excellent choice of track,VO2.That was just a bit of music I wrote one afternoon and he thought he'd stick some words over it.What a lot of folks never realised is that nearly all the words he sang (and a fair bit of my music) were made up on the spot and largely improvised yet,somehow.it still came out OK.Indeed,in that picture,I am the one on the left.We must have written in excess of 3000 songs since we first got together but I guess that's all come to an end now.

I just know he would have been so delighted with all.the messages you guys have posted here and in reality he was not quite the prickly character he came across as.He was funny,witty,blindingly intelligent and we would endlessly bounce around bizarre theories and ideas until the very small hours,crash out,wake up,light a smoke and start all over again.

What can I say other than things will never be the same again? Tonight in the pub my girl and I did the great Brummie tradition when someone moves on.I bought a double Vodka and lime and placed in on the table along with a cigar.

I do hope he pops back for it later.It cost me four quid! Cigars weren't cheap either.

Thanks everyone.

Barry.
Thanks Barry for the great stories
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I didn't like all the music, but I do like this one

http://youtu.be/oLoZDuhQ8-A
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