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RIP Les Player Atari UK

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' Les Player passed away last Wednesday. Les was diagnosed with Leukaemia towards the middle of last year and underwent a few rounds of chemotherapy. It looked as though he was in remission, but unfortunately the cancer returned and he had to recommence chemo this year. Les passed away in hospital last week while undergoing treatment, he maintained a public blog at http://www.lesplayer.com/blog/which details his illness etc'
 
I have just recieved this information from another ex-Atari UK source and i am so sad to have to report this.Les was 1 of my earliest interviews and such an utter pleasure to chat to, both for the interview and for addt.questions afterwards.All that remains of the interview is here:
 http://www.grumpyoldgamers.co.uk/index. ... interview/

Les will be sadly missed and his kindness will not be forgotten.
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One of the few people to answer my emails regarding old software. Sad news indeed.
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Incredibly sad news to hear when one of the main stream players passes away, his legacy of kick starting software development in the UK and Europe will never be forgotten for his contribution to the Atari ST scene.

R.I.P Mr.Player, your up there now with Jack and boys attending the Atari heaven reunion :)
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Re: RIP Les Player Atari UK

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RIP Les Player.
One amazing developer and kind soul.
I thought you might enjoy this Atari advert Les posed for.
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Re: RIP Les Player Atari UK

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Only just picked up on this - revisiting past exploits!
Very sad to learn of his passing.

I worked with Les for a few years developing & translating UK manuals for GFA . Myself & my business partner [Barrie Capel] attended a few shows in London with Les.

A lovely person and very intelligent - prior to Atari, he worked on weapons systems in submarines - so wasn't any dummy!

I have been re-visiting my past with Atari/GFA, I should have kept all my software & hardware; unfortunately I didn't.
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Thanks for sharing those memories!
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johnpeters wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:46 am Only just picked up on this - revisiting past exploits!
Very sad to learn of his passing.

I worked with Les for a few years developing & translating UK manuals for GFA . Myself & my business partner [Barrie Capel] attended a few shows in London with Les.

A lovely person and very intelligent - prior to Atari, he worked on weapons systems in submarines - so wasn't any dummy!

I have been re-visiting my past with Atari/GFA, I should have kept all my software & hardware; unfortunately I didn't.
Indeed, thanks for sharing. If you need any assistance with GFA feel free to contact me. GFA is my specialty.
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