Sad news...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by RyanHughes, May 5, 2004.

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  1. RyanHughes

    RyanHughes Registered User

    May 5, 2004
    The person known as "PollyBass" on talkbass took his life, last week.

    This is his brother, Ryan, and in his note, he told me to post this on this website.

    He said to tell everyone that "Talkbass was a huge part of my life, and almost everyone of you had a impact on my life, and even if you don't know it, helped me with alot of personal issues. Nothing makes your day like seeing bruce and brad bicker, or the great humor displayed by dave, stupid, and the rest. I hope WR is doing a great job in recordings. I know that i'm probably being selfish, but right now, this is the only way out. Thank you for the times.

    Casey "Polly" Hughes."

    This is hard enough as it is, so if I don't responde to questions that quickly, i'm sorry.
  2. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    Oh my God, this is just horrible. I can't even believe I'm reading this.

    Didn't he just get married?!!? I'm stunned.

    RIP Polly.:crying: :bawl:

    I'm so sorry Ryan.
  3. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i am beyond words....

    :bawl: :(
  4. This is terrible... It's like a slap in the face.

    My sincere condolences to all his relatives and friends.
  5. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I am having some difficulty getting beyond this part.

    We have had some discussion threads on this before,
    I hope as the discussion ensues, that people who consider
    similar actions come to understand the effect on everyone else whose life they have touched.

    My condolences, Ryan. We are all sad he felt that he had
    no other option, or someone he could talk to when he
    felt despair.

    I am sure those sentiments will be echoed by many here.

    Time will heal the wounds.

    Take care
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    As one of these mentioned - I am stunned and speechless.

    I can only offer condolences to you and your family Ryan, as others have done.
  7. Im so sorry for your loss, this is just terrible :(
  8. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Ryan and Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Polly was an asset to this forum and the world of music. He will be truly missed by all of us. My sincere condolences to all his relatives and friends. Polly will be in my thoughts.

    In sadness,
  9. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    That's just terrible news. I am so sorry to hear that. He will be missed around here, for sure. I offer my condolances to you and your family, Ryan. I only wish that we could have had the chance to help him, as I am sure you do as well. I'll be saying a prayer for all of you.
  10. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    :( I never spoke with Polly other then once when he butted in to a disagreement I had with another TB member (he sided against me)... but I read most of his posts and I am sad that there will be no more from him.

    and my condolences to his family and loved ones. He was being very selfish.
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I just looked and he made over 4,000 posts - so, quite a substantial "memorial", in a way...? :(
  12. wow.
    this is truly shocking. he always seemed like a fun guy! his posts usually my day brighter :( .

    my condolences to family + friends. truly surprising.

  13. Oh my God.

    To think that he felt so alone.

    I can't even think of anything else to say right now.

    RIP, Polly.

    Mike :(
  14. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    My condolences to you and your family Ryan. I'm shocked. Polly will be missed around here. :(
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Wow man....this freakin sucks......that dude was funny, and always had that cool avatar.......suck-o-rama.....

    If I can do anything, please let me know.

  16. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I've read them as posted... no I haven't gone back.

    I've read his, much as I've read most all of yours... and most all posts from most of the regulars.
  17. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    I never really had direct worlds with Polly, but I read many of his posts. He seemed like a great guy and very knowledgible in the world of bass.

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family, Ryan.
  18. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I am shocked. Polly was very cool; I'm surprised to hear this news. He always seemed like a happy guy.

    May you find the peace you couldn't find in life, Polly.
  19. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I used to talk with Polly a whole lot in the chat, and we both really wished he could have made it to the Mobile GTG last year to meet everyone. best of luck, Ryan. This will be a hard time for you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.

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