Dear Friends and Ch0ppys (Manuel Simonds) friends.
Here is his pic and family letter too us
Thank you for your messages and for reaching out, it’s amazing to see all the different people in different places he was friends with.
We are all devastated by the sudden loss and no words can explain how we feel to have lost such an amazing man and father, far too early.
I know Warcraft was one of his passions and a lot of his friends are there. He loved the game and the players and also Watching the change over the years as you all started to have families and children of your own. He spoke about everyone and I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend. We started the game together around 20 years ago together; maneth & ethman but I don’t have his ability to never stop or give up (or get board with one map!) so on he went with the Chop Dragons and Chop Farms. There wasn’t a day that went by when I lived at home he didn’t play, and when I left I heard nothing changed.
The most surprising news I had in recent weeks was that he’d just started to play GOW. GOW!! That was something I thought I would never hear. I am just overwhelmed by the fact I will never get the chance to play with him again.
I appreciate you all will feel this way and I’m sorry for your whole community at the loss of one of your friends.
I don’t have a way to contact everyone and I know there are more people he might have spoken to so please feel free to pass my email to anyone else who would like to reach out.
I am sharing everyone’s kind words with my mum and sister and they are exceptionally appreciative of how loved by all he was.
We are arranging a service for him but with all that is currently going on that may be difficult. When this has been arranged I will share the online page with everyone if they are interested as a remembrance one should be set up
I apologise for not being able to reply individually at the moment as I really do want to but I may need to do this at a later stage.
It’s been incredible hearing all the different stories of how long you have know him and what your thoughts on him were and I hope these can help my family at the moment.
I have attached a picture of the old man for you - I know he was coy with his age and image a lot, so in case some of you never saw him, this was him.
As always GL & HF with your games, I may join you all at some point, but until then..
Ethan, Marian & Paloma Simmonds