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Featured Fernando Agapito Jr Obituary (1985 - 2014)

Discussion in 'Richard Burns Rally' started by Ole Marius Myrvold, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff Member

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    As we learned from Rockstar Games 3rd of September, and posted by his brother on Facebook the 2nd of September. Our fellow simracer, and RaceDepartment Rally Championship Season 4 champion Fernando Agapito Jr. passed away due to a cardiac arrest 20th August 2014.

    Fernando was not only a skilled sim racer and one of the fastest drivers in the Richard Burns Rally world, he was well known in the world of Youtube as Yeardley Diamond. With over 50 million views, he enjoyed great success on his main hobby, as well as his secondary hobby - beating everyone in the RDRC at RaceDepartment. Fernando left a mark on many, with his incredible skills in modding, and video creating. He made videos that's become Rockstar Classics, he's been featured on Rockstar Games many times, while, at the same time crushing the opposition at RaceDepartment and Rallyesim. He never seemed to get angry, always had a nice comment about everyone, and took time to help out, no matter what the problem was. The world have lost an amazing artist, a huge talent, asset and not at least, a good person.

    We at the muddy part of RaceDepartment would like to invite you all to drive in the Fernando Agapito Memorial Rally that takes place from the 8th to 12th of September over at the Rally Club. We will try to honor Fernando as best as we can through the rally, even though it feels so little.

    This was nothing I expected to write, but it goes to show that life is fragile, life should come in a box that says "Fragile, handle with care". But it still wouldn't change anything, it can end anytime, anywhere. So never stop living your life, your dream. One day, it might be over.
    I always say "see you later", or things that are similar when I part way with people, that way, it's not final, it's a optimistic hope for the future. Something I've never found goodbye to be. That's a final statement.

    Goodbye Fernando Agapito jr.
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  2. Rest in peace...
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  4. Brian McManus

    Brian McManus
    Steam: Brian Mac Premium Member

    Sorry to hear this bad news
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  5. Too young to pass away...:unsure: R.i.p fernando
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  6. R.I.P Fernando.
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  7. Dinca Andrei

    Dinca Andrei
    Premium Member

    With all that he did and was,i never heard of him untill now....R.I.P.
  8. R.i.p fernando
  9. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    Rest in peace.
    Ole you wrote a beautiful piece and the photo is inspired.
    I hope his family can take some small comfort from the fact that in his field he touched a huge number of people and so despite being taken so young, in a way he did his part and made his mark to an extent many people who live to 80 or 90 won't manage to do.
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  10. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff Member

    Regarding the photo, that is the work of @Jack Hintz . A former team-mate of Fernando.
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  11. R.I.P. Fernando...
  12. Martin Maaskant

    Martin Maaskant
    Premium Member

    Sad news. Rest in peace Fernando. I wish his family and loved ones all the best in this difficult period.
  13. I haven´t hearead about his works and mods etc. but ... Fernando rest in peace.
    All the best wishes goes to his family and loved ones in these hard times.
  14. This was such sad news to me, Fernando was far too young and such a talented guy, it has come as a huge shock.
    I became a "virtual world" friend of Fernando through the Rally Club, we had some great races during his early events, but then he quickly dominated our events to become our top ranked driver, and correctly sits at the top of our Rally Club honour board. Fernando gave much more to our Rally Club than just incredible driving skill, he was always helping us with event ideas, great car skins, and some brilliantly made video's. He and I shared many great private discussions.
    This man, and his talents, will be sadly missed.

    Condolences to his family.

    Good work from Ole Marius for the nice obituary, and the moving pic done by Jack, both wonderful tributes.
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  15. So young.
  16. R.I.P Fernando......sleep well :sleep:
  17. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    R.I.P. :(
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  18. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott
    Premium Member

    May you dominate rally in spirit, as you did in life, R.I.P.
  19. RIP
  20. So young :(. R.I.P Fernando and my condolences to all of you who knew him well through their Rally Sim exploits :(.