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Old 28th November 2005, 01:18   #1
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Unhappy Richard Burns - No More ! Sad Loss

Dear Friends ,
With great sadness i would like to inform you that Richard Burns, The 2001 FIA World Rally Champion, passed away on Friday the 25th of November 2005.

He was diagnosed with an astrocytoma, a form of brain tumour. he had had surgery earlier this yearand that had alleviated some of the symptoms of his illness and enabled him to remain active. At Castle Combe in August he attended a parade of the rally cars that he drove throughout his career and was touched by the warmth of the reception he received. However there was to be no miracle and in recent days he lapsed into a coma.

He passed away peacefully. His partner Zoe, family and close friends were at his bedside.

I would like to pay my condolences to his family and pray that god gives them strength to take this huge loss .

A sad end in the history of Motorsports and a he would be missed greatly .

Anyone who would like to send messages should address them to the memorials pages on this website or click the link bellow

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Old 28th November 2005, 01:40   #2
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Its really sad to hear about it.but its good that he passed away peacefully and didnt suffer a lot. My condolences to his family and close friends.May his soul rest in peace.Amen !!


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Old 28th November 2005, 01:43   #3
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Oh man, that is some sad bit of news.



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Old 28th November 2005, 02:26   #4
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A sad day in MotorSports. May his sould rest in peace. Richard you will remain in our hearts
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Truly a sad day in motor sport .... !! Richard Burns, U'll be remembered for years to come by a whole lot of us ..

Condolences to all his near and dear.
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really sad. the world misses a great champion.
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Rest in Peace,"one of the greatest rally drivers of all time".
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May his soul rest in peace. Salute to the champion.
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My condololences. ITs a great loss. May his soul rest in peace
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It all started when he was driving to the first WRC 2004 event in his Porsche along with Marku Martin (i thinks) when he suddenly blacked out on the motorway. If it was not for Markku's reflexes, he would have caused a horrific accident. Things went downhill after that
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nope...he was first hospitalized end of '03 season.....
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nope...he was first hospitalized end of '03 season.....

....after the blackout
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