RIP to Wesman Todd Shaw

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  1. lions44 profile image95
    lions44posted 14 months ago

    I just found out that hubber Wesman Todd Shaw passed away last year. RIP Todd.  Many were fans of Todd's writings.  Loved guitars and wrote some great hubs on music.  Condolences to his family and friends.

    1. James A Watkins profile image86
      James A Watkinsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I am so sorry to hear this. I really liked him.

    2. bravewarrior profile image92
      bravewarriorposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Oh, my. This is shocking news! So sorry to hear. I hope he had a peaceful journey.

    3. Dean Traylor profile image94
      Dean Traylorposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Sad news to hear.  I noticed that he was very active throughout the summer and then is abruptly stopped. 46 is too young to die. RIP Wesman. At least there are few guitar gods up there to jam with.

    4. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I don't know this person but his profile is very nice
      RIP... May God gives patience to his family and bless him with the best place in Paradise
      Condolences to his family

    5. NateB11 profile image91
      NateB11posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Shocking. Was not expecting that at all. Very sorry to hear this.

    6. chef-de-jour profile image97
      chef-de-jourposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Passed away last August, 2020. Farewell guitar man, heavenly riffs for you.

    7. Miebakagh57 profile image70
      Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      He wrote a great article that debunk the eating of meat by vegetarians. RIP great writer.

    8. Thelma Alberts profile image91
      Thelma Albertsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      OMG! What a shocking news. He may Rest In Peace.

    9. savvydating profile image89
      savvydatingposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Damn. He was such a unique soul. His heart was kind and good. He was real. Always. He reached out to me once, in such a genuine manner, with regard to some postings I made... a time ago. I never forgot it.

      I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. May he rest softly and go soon to the meet his Maker. I will always remember you, Wesman Todd Shaw. My very deepest condolences to his family.

    10. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Man I've been so busy working on a lot of things from family drama, working on my new account, and such that I didn't even notice this thread until recently.    Man that's tragic.   Well he'll definitely be missed.     Condolences to him and his family and thanks for telling us.

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
        schoolgirlforrealposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Yes. It is.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
          Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          That is welcomed.

          1. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
            schoolgirlforrealposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            <3

  2. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 14 months ago

    Oh my goodness. What a shame. One of the stalwarts on HP. So sorry to hear this.

  3. AliciaC profile image97
    AliciaCposted 14 months ago

    This is horrible news. It’s so sad to hear about his death.

  4. Susana S profile image94
    Susana Sposted 14 months ago

    Oh I'm sad to hear this. I helped him in his early days sad

  5. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
    schoolgirlforrealposted 14 months ago

    I recognize the name.
    Sorry to hear

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 14 months ago

    Aww that sucks. He seemed like a cool dude, he would occasionally comment on my stuff (and vice versa) cuz we were both music nerds. R.I.P. man.

  7. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 14 months ago

    RIP Wesman,  I enjoyed our interactions.

  8. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 14 months ago

    Wow! Such a great and talented guy! I wish his family condolences. Wishing him even more musical adventures!

  9. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 14 months ago

    Wow, that's shocking and saddening! People come and go here, so I just assumed he was busy with other things...

  10. lions44 profile image95
    lions44posted 14 months ago
    1. bravewarrior profile image92
      bravewarriorposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      So sad and so young! He'll be missed.

  11. abwilliams profile image69
    abwilliamsposted 14 months ago

    Sad. sad

  12. Carb Diva profile image94
    Carb Divaposted 14 months ago

    Oh, no. Whenever I received notice of a comment from Wesman Todd, I knew I was in for a treat. He was always so clever, funny, insightful and absolutely charming. What a sad loss for our writing community.

  13. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 14 months ago

    Echoing comments of others. Way too young.

  14. Sherry Hewins profile image91
    Sherry Hewinsposted 14 months ago

    This is truly a shock; I was just thinking last week I hadn't seen him commenting in a while. He would often pop in with a comment when I posted a new hub. He was so young, I wonder what happened.

  15. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 14 months ago

    I am saddened to learn this.  My condolences to his entire family, and may he rest in peace.

  16. satomko profile image93
    satomkoposted 14 months ago

    My condolences to his friends and family.  He will be missed.

  17. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 14 months ago

    I left a message on the Obit. Just a great guy!

  18. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 14 months ago

    Very sad to hear. He was a good hubber. Thanks for letting us know.

  19. Solaras profile image96
    Solarasposted 14 months ago

    Shocking. So sorry to hear this; so many young people gone well before their time over this last year.  Heartbreaking.

  20. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 14 months ago

    So sad to hear that. R.I.P Todd.

  21. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 14 months ago
  22. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image68
    Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 14 months ago

    Sad to hear this. Rest in peace, Wesman.

  23. ziyena profile image94
    ziyenaposted 14 months ago

    I remember interacting with him a few times in the forum.  Such a kind fellow and so young.  Very tragic.  He will be missed.

  24. Carb Diva profile image94
    Carb Divaposted 14 months ago

    I just found this on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WesmanToddShaw/

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      He seems to be a joyful, lively and peaceful person through his cover and profile Photo.
      May his soul rest in peace

    2. Solaras profile image96
      Solarasposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      "A page for friends of Todd who want to know wtf happened to him or send him messages." Indeed.

      Edit: I did note that in one of his hubs, he mentioned he had been "locked up" for attempted suicide.

      1. bravewarrior profile image92
        bravewarriorposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        I went into the FB page but didn't see anything about how he died. Did you?

        1. lions44 profile image95
          lions44posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Hi Shauna,
            I did not find a cause of death.  Nothing was in the obit either.  I don't remember him mentioning any particular health issues in his hubs or discussions.

          1. bravewarrior profile image92
            bravewarriorposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks for the update. I wish we knew how he died. It's always sad to lose one of our peers, especially at such a young age.

        2. Solaras profile image96
          Solarasposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          No, and those on that FB page seem to want to know too. "WTF happened to him" is part of the page's description.

          1. bravewarrior profile image92
            bravewarriorposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            I know. But there's no HTF (here's the f*&k). Much of what I saw didn't make much sense.

    3. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
      schoolgirlforrealposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Well God bless him, and may he rest peacefully
      A very handsome young man
      Hope he's having fun playing guitar ....

  25. Nell Rose profile image88
    Nell Roseposted 14 months ago

    I am so sorry to hear this. Condolences to his family.

  26. Sherry Hewins profile image91
    Sherry Hewinsposted 14 months ago

    People seem reluctant to post a cause of death on social media. As a result, lots of times we just never know what happened unless we have personal contact with the family.

    1. Solaras profile image96
      Solarasposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Unless someone has fought a long struggle, and even then, no one tells what the cause of death was.  In "long battle" we assume cancer.  When nothing is there, we assume something sudden.  It makes me sad in any case.  He was a young man, smart, cynical.

      His mother's comments struck me as being stuck in time. i.e. He was brilliant, but it never showed in his high school grades.  And there it sits, as though everyone is stuck in time there, in 1992. He was a 46 year old man, what of the next 18 years of life.

      1. Solaras profile image96
        Solarasposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Years ago, my mother came across the obituary of a former boyfriend from high school.  He was 41 when he passed.  It said he was preceded in death by his wife a year earlier, and they left 2 children behind.  His parents still survived.  I thought, "What do two people at 40/41 have to die over.  Both of them."  I still wonder to this day.  This predated the opioid epidemic.

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
          PaulGoodman67posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          I have similar thoughts over one of my university friends in England. He was an archaeologist, so had a large footprint on internet (papers published, digs, community projects etc.), but then it all just stopped suddenly and his email no longer works. My presumption is that he died of something. But it could have been a nervous breakdown or some huge life-changing decision. I may never know. I guess I could find out if he died if I used Ancestry.

          People do die when they are only 40, my own father died at that age of cancer, but it does make people wonder...

          Maybe one day Ancestry dot  com (or an equivalent) will list cause of death...

  27. Lovelli Fuad profile image95
    Lovelli Fuadposted 14 months ago

    Thank you so much for posting this about a fellow writer. Such a talented person. I just feel very blessed to have been a part of the same community as him. Maybe once or twice I've interacted with him in the forums or simply read his works, but I don't know him personally. RIP, author.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
      Miebakagh57posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I had not interact with him. But I do know for sure he's a wonderful and a fine writer. Bless his soul. And may he rest in peace.

  28. Readmikenow profile image95
    Readmikenowposted 14 months ago

    This makes me very sad.  We exchanged a few e-mails as he supported my writing on some of the political forums.  What a shame.  He seemed like a really great guy.

 
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