This is completely devastating, and I only wish I had the chance to meet Marcel in person. He was easily my favorite B10 poster who I have NOT yet met, although we have exchanged mail several times as well as numerous conversations on FB. We swapped music, he sent me some of his favorite mixes and after receiving so many amazing collections I had sent him a few disks in return a couple of years back. I am so grateful to have probably 12 different CD's of music that he has sent me over the years, and those tunes have also been reshared with other friends of mine.
We always used to chat about the latest TV shows, since he seems very plugged-in to similar shows as I was. He had a great appreciation for not just music, but dance, singing, and general artistry of performance. I would share videos with him that I thought he would enjoy, and he would also do the same for me. Nobody else does this as frequently for me as he did, and I'm going to miss the random video swaps we would have on the regular. I always watched his piano videos, as I am an amateur pianist myself, but his talent continues to inspire me to keep practicing on my own (even though I will NEVER be as eloquent as he was on the ivory keys).
My heart is heavy and I will continue to think about his family and friends who knew him much better, hoping they are able to grasp this tragedy and find some comfort in the memories and spirit he shared with the world. RIP, nuwildcat. You were one of a kind and the world is darker without you in it.
**Copied from B1G thread**
nuwildcat was one of the most friendly, positive, and upbeat posters I have ever come across in my 15 years of posting on message boards. I have never seen him act disrespectful, combative, or offensive, which is amazing since we all have our moments of heat and "bad days" where attitudes can be projected to others. Not sure how he did it, but he always appeared to be happy, which is something we should all strive to be more in this world. It hurts the most when the good ones are taken so suddenly and unexpectedly, and this one is a true dagger to heart.