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Markus Sauer RIP.

Discussion in 'reference' started by merlin, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member

  2. topoxforddoc

    topoxforddoc pfm Member

    Really sorry to hear this news, particularly as we approach Christmas. My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP
  3. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    So sad. Only knew Markus via his on line presence here but he was clearly a lovely guy. RIP.
  4. SCIDB

    SCIDB Triode Man


    I have just heard the sad news. My sincere condolences to his family.

    I met Markus at a bake off at at Michael's place in 2006. A fine chap. He will be sadly missed.

  5. Oakwood

    Oakwood pfm Member

    Desperately sad news. RIP.
  6. DNM

    DNM pfm Member

    You would never have known this from his postings here. He sought advice as much as he offered it, but offered it in such an unassuming and helpful way. A true Gentleman. RIP
  7. HiFiWigWam

    HiFiWigWam pfm Member

    Markus was a gentleman and an absolute credit to this forum.

    Rest in peace big man. You will be well remembered by many. Few can lay such claim.
  8. rbrown

    rbrown I think therefore I think I am

    My condolences too to Markus' family and friends. Sadly I never had the privilege of meeting him in person but he came across as a very genuine and helpful guy. His postings and gentle and fair moderation will be missed by all of us.


  9. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    Oh dear god, no. I had no inking of his illness.

    RIP Markus. I will miss you very much on PFM.
  10. Wilson

    Wilson _

    Well said, DNM. All I can do is echo your sentiments.
  11. NeilR

    NeilR pfm Member

    Very sad news. I met him once, he was a really good guy. Sincere condolences to his family.

    He will be sorely missed.
  12. Bradders

    Bradders The Pork Chop Express

    I'm very sad to hear the news of Markus passing. His presence on pfm was a big part of the personality of this place. His posts were interesting and he always seemed to be a real gentleman. Clearly a very open minded, humble and wise chap. I will miss him.
  13. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    My only experiences were virtual. As everyone is saying, Markus came across as level headed and fair; his posts were worth reading and he will be greatly missed.

    Sincere condolences to family, his very many friends and everyone concerned.

    R.I.P. Markus.
  14. bownose

    bownose pfm Member

    This is very sad news indeed, I have sat with the news for a couple of days and still cannot come to terms with the actuality of the fact he is gone. He showed me a lot of kindness a couple of years ago when I was in a bad way mentally and offered me to just get on a plane and visit.

    Met him a few times and liked his company a lot.

    My most recent dealing was to help him sell his hypex ncores he lent to me and was genuinely interested in what I thought of them (I liked them, but I like most hifi). I parcelled them up and sent them to their new owner and he sent me a small note to say they had arrived safely and a thank you. That was my last communication a week or so before he died.

    I'll miss him, always levelheaded and thus a good moderator and such a dry humour. This is not a good end to the year.
  15. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    Agree with everything said so far. A true gentleman and scholar.
  16. Alex S

    Alex S pfm Member

    A lovely man, sadly missed.
  17. ssimon

    ssimon pfm Member

    A beacon of good sense has gone out.
  18. Wilky

    Wilky pfm Member

    What sad news to read about such a genuine, thoughtful and intelligent man.

    Reading through all the posts show how he touched all our lives, both online and for those lucky enough to be close friends.

    Along with Cliff, he will be remembered as a true gentleman.

    Rest in peace Markus.
  19. mmaatt

    mmaatt pfm Member

    Very saddened to hear this.

  20. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    I never met Markus, but saw some of his posts and understand from what others have said he was a very balanced moderator.

    I had no idea that Markus did audio reviews for publications like Stereophile. His knowledge and friendly approach is obviously going to be missed by a lot of people on pfm. RIP Markus.


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