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In Memoriam: Mathias Aeschlimann

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In Memoriam: Mathias Aeschlimann

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I'm friends with mathiasa on facebook. There was a photo last month of him and his health condition clearly deteriorated. Today he has died.
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Holy shit :rip:
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Oh no. I knew it was just a matter of time but that really sucks. He will be missed. :rip: (l)

Fuck cancer.
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Damn, he was active on icm.com and checking movies two days ago. RIP mathias :rip:
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: November 9th, 2020, 6:54 pm I'm friends with mathiasa on facebook. There was a photo last month of him and his health condition clearly deteriorated. Today he has died.
Oh FUCK! :'(

I talked to him last week with a few PMs. I knew he was doing worse, he was hospitalized not too long ago and it seemed to me he wasn't going to go up again, but this is even quicker than I expected. Just a few days ago he was still talking about watching movies and KG ratio.

Here's a part of his PM from Nov 1st:
I'm surrounded by 360* by love and care, this is so much more important than I'd expected.

I still hope to view a lot of movies, share my thoughts with my friends, but the rate of deterioration has been great in the the last weeks, I hope it slows down again. I'm sometimes afraid of not being able to express myself coherently in the future. But this doesn't help so I'm focussing on the positive sides of my lives. And I'm so happy that my friends help me here, one just gave me 100GB Bonus on KG, now the ratio is positive again and I don't need no be afraid of any punishment. And I can finally work on the 500<400 and dtc lists. Another friend is coming tomorrow to install VPN so that I get easy access to his plex media server.

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It's a really sad news, at least it was surrounded by his loved ones and that's the most important thing. I hope we were able to make him feel he was a member we cared about.
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:( :rip:
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May he rest in peace.

I didn't know him all that well on here but I thought he expressed himself with a thoughtfulness and an intelligence that tended to be interesting. I was saddened to read of his deterioration over the last while. I hope that he didn't suffer too much.

I know from seeing an uncle and a school friend die over the last two years just what a terrible, ravaging thing cancer can be. I hope he went with the minimum of pain.
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Oh god, I'm so sorry to hear this, terrible news indeed. You will be sorely missed, Mathias, and by many.
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He had such an incredible attitude all the way to the end. He will be sorely missed. :(
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I was dreading this day but had a feeling it would come soon based on recent messages from Mathias. I feel terrible for not having sent him another PM in the past week or so because I had a bad feeling he wouldn't be able to fight much longer.

His positivity throughout the messages was incredible. No matter what was happening, he was able to be positive.

Very sorry that he has passed away. We actually met in London a few years ago (there were 10 or 11 of us there) for Napoleon. He wasn't very old at all. :(
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Rest in peace Mathias.
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Very sad.

I looked up some old posts...so he was only about 39, and had been fighting cancer for about 3.5 years. :(

He signed off with Fritz Lang's two-part Die Nibelungen epic. I can imagine that being a bucket-list film.
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So sorry to hear this. Rest in peace Mathias.
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Very sad news. I hope he is at peace and his family and friends are taking time for themselves to heal. Rest in peace, Mathias.
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What horrible news
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RIP Mathias :rip:
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Ah man, I did not want to see this thread, such horrible news. RIP Mathias. He was a really great contributor on here and genuine film enthusiast.
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Rest in peace. :(
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:rip:
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Very sad news. He was a great poster and I remember him being a very nice guy at the Napoleon meet-up. RIP
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Sad to hear. :rip:
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Sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.
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Sad to see this happen again. :rip:
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Pretentious Hipster wrote: November 9th, 2020, 6:54 pm I'm friends with mathiasa on facebook. There was a photo last month of him and his health condition clearly deteriorated. Today he has died.
yes, very sad news indeed, but thank you for letting the rest of us know.

If, by any chance, the family posts any wishes, say a donation to a cancer fund or the like, would you let us know? An en memorium would be appropriate. If nothing else, please post that we remember Mathias fondly and the family is in our thoughts and prayers.
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Terribly sad news. :(
Rest in Peace, Mathias.
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Rest in peace, Mathias. He always seemed like a very kind and generous person. He will be missed.

Thanks Art for letting us know.
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Terribly sad to hear the news. :rip:
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horrible news indeed
and i also salute his positive attitude, and love for movies till the end
we will remember him
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xianjiro wrote: November 10th, 2020, 2:58 am
Pretentious Hipster wrote: November 9th, 2020, 6:54 pm I'm friends with mathiasa on facebook. There was a photo last month of him and his health condition clearly deteriorated. Today he has died.
yes, very sad news indeed, but thank you for letting the rest of us know.

If, by any chance, the family posts any wishes, say a donation to a cancer fund or the like, would you let us know? An en memorium would be appropriate. If nothing else, please post that we remember Mathias fondly and the family is in our thoughts and prayers.
I was thinking something similar last night. Would be happy to donate to an appropriate cause if the family indicate a charity they'd like to donations to be made to.
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Shit, man, he was so young. :( Always liked how enthusiastic he was about films. :rip:
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Sad news alright. I don't think we talked a lot directly, but he sure was a fun contestant in the rankdown games.

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He was watching movies and looking forward to more until the very end... (u) :rip:
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I guess expected, but still sad. :( RIP.

I will always remember him for the couple of brief arguments I got into with him over libertarianism/Ayn Rand. In retrospect, I should have realized that he was actually really thinking about and reading up on these issues; not many people bother to do that. I think he put more mental effort into some of his opinions than a lot of us do and that's impressive, most of us are terribly lazy, let's face it. And I wish I'd discussed science fiction a bit more with him, he was knowledgeable and a fan in that area, and I think he's the person who was working on a TSZ-style massive list? I'll look for it now. Anyway, I've lost a bunch of people over the last year-and-a-half including I think at least one other internet friend from another site (don't know for sure), but all of them were over 70. 39 is tragic.
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OldAle1 wrote: November 10th, 2020, 4:59 pm And I wish I'd discussed science fiction a bit more with him, he was knowledgeable and a fan in that area, and I think he's the person who was working on a TSZ-style massive list?
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/they ... /mathiasa/
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Nathan Treadway wrote: November 10th, 2020, 5:04 pm
OldAle1 wrote: November 10th, 2020, 4:59 pm And I wish I'd discussed science fiction a bit more with him, he was knowledgeable and a fan in that area, and I think he's the person who was working on a TSZ-style massive list?
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/they ... /mathiasa/
Thanks. Too bad he wasn't able to work on it more.
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We only interacted once really, but it was lovely: he nominated Christoph Schlingensief's 'Freakstars 3000' for DtC, I watched it, he saw my high rating for it, we shared our wicked love for that most mischievously playful of films, and we ended our brief interaction in the happiest of moods. In an ocean of "mehs" and lukewarm, almost bureaucratic, responses to film viewings, his enthusiasm and passion was a blessing. I'll make sure to find room this month to finally watch 'Cool as Ice' in his memory; to you mathiasa, :cheers:
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Oh no... I knew he wasn't doing well, but I'd hoped he'd be able to hang in there for a while longer.

Rest in Peace, Mathias.
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Some weird coincidence: Rok died on 9/11. Mathias died on 11/9. :(
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Mathias was a participant in the first rankdown game I ran a few months back. He was a great participant who kept it fun along the way, and he always shared interesting perspectives on the films in the list. Even though he was in and out of the hospital he still made time to check the thread and make his cuts every round. I also remember that he saved Sullivan's Travels from elimination very early on and it wound up in our Top 10. Just a very positive person who knew how to make a silly forum game feel fun and meaningful for all involved.
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