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Offline Chameleon777

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In Memoriam of the Lost
« on: August 23, 2017, 01:23:46 PM »
I love the American version of The Amazing Race to pieces and I have since the very beginning in 2001, yet life is so unfair and unpredictable that we are slowly losing pieces of it in that various contestants have been taken from us far too soon

Margaretta Groark of Dave & Margaretta (Season 1).
Nancy Hoyt of Nancy & Emily (Season 1).
Renee Rogers of the Rogers Family (Season Eight)
Lisa Hinds of Lisa & Joni (Season 9).
Bill Alden of Bill & Cathi (Season 19).
Sheila Castle of Rob & Sheila (Season 21).

We must do our best to remember and preserve what history we can simply by continuing to love the past, present, and hopefully very long future of The Amazing Race.
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Re: In Memoriam of the Lost
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 01:25:46 PM »
Yes, breaks my heart!

You can also see each of their own threads for more info.

Feel free to provide the links to those if you like.
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Re: In Memoriam of the Lost
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 01:28:22 PM »
This is more like a reflection thread for all of them. Can it stay up?

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Re: In Memoriam of the Lost
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 01:43:15 PM »
Yes of course. The more happy memories the better!

That's how we keep their spirits alive.
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Re: In Memoriam of the Lost
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 10:02:42 PM »
It's sad whenever we heard of former racers passing.

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Re: In Memoriam of the Lost
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 10:50:28 AM »
That's a lot of racers over the years. :(

Hopefully they are celebrating in a happy place

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Re: In Memoriam of the Lost
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 08:54:04 AM »
Have just discovered that Janis Vaisla from the 1st season of The Amazing Race China Rush died January 9, 2016. He was awaiting a heart transplant in Berlin at the time.
He had been involved in Reality TV on many levels.

Much sympathy to his family and friends.

http://www.godsjukebox.com/Rest_In_Peace/pirates-of-the-sea-feat-janis-vaisla-wolves-of-the-sea/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janis.vaisla

China Rush 2010: Maf's recap of their elimination leg: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23422.0.html

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Re: In Memoriam of the Lost
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 09:57:27 AM »
Have just discovered that Janis Vaisla from the 1st season of The Amazing Race China Rush died January 9, 2016. He was awaiting a heart transplant in Berlin at the time.
He had been involved in Reality TV on many levels.

Much sympathy to his family and friends.

http://www.godsjukebox.com/Rest_In_Peace/pirates-of-the-sea-feat-janis-vaisla-wolves-of-the-sea/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janis.vaisla

China Rush 2010: Maf's recap of their elimination leg: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,23422.0.html

That was a long time almost two years ago on his death. RIP of this Finnish contestant appeared in TAR:CR1.

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Re: In Memoriam of the Lost
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 04:43:57 PM »
RIP Janis. :(

I love the way they carried their Latvain? flags on the race!
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Re: In Memoriam of the Lost
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 04:40:18 AM »
RIP Janis. :(

I love the way they carried their Latvain? flags on the race!

Latvian* yes, he and aleksandra (?) were not really the most memorable team (it has been 8 years don't judge me) but for their run on the 4 legs of the race only to be ended by getting yielded... It was unfair in a way.
It was really iconic that a duo from Latvia made their way onto the race, they truly were representatives who should be proud of themselves. My heart and prayers go out to Janis. Condolences to his friends and family
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