It's been many years since I cried... I loved Danny. He was the perfect example of the heart & soul of boxing. I can't begin to express how much I am going to miss him.
R.I.P. Danny, A life well lived...
Sad news I'm afraid.
I'm sorry to have to bring you the sad news of the recent death of Danny Wildhawke11
Danny passed away on 7th May 2010 mercifully peacefully and seemingly without pain, after a 4 week struggle, his wife Rita was by his side at the time, as she had been, often day and night, for most of those weeks.
Rita has asked me to apologise for the delay in letting you know which was partly due to Danny having managed to break his computer and reset his passwords, shortly before his hospitalisation, almost certiainly due to his confusion induced by the brain tumour This unfortunately also means that she will be unable to recieve any well meaning messages, or reply to people from his email accounts.
If people would like to do so they could PM me or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll pass them along.
I'd like to thank the many members of CBZ for the pleasure being part of your community brought my father over the last few years.
PS I suspect that he'd also like for me to let you know that, to the last he never lost his fighting spirit, having surprised the medical staff by fighting his way back to consciousness 4 times in those weeks despite each time being given only a few hours in their opinion. Never underestimate the fighting spirit of the old timers
I've been trying to trace contacts for yourself and Rodolfo Gato Gonzalez, (being the 2 main names I recall him mentioning when I used to visit him) to let you know both know personally.He was especially proud to count El Gato and yourself amongst his freinds.
I did register on the board as sonofwildhawke11 and quickly composed the above post ( in italics) but seeing as the account awaits approval I felt uneasy about that name being shown as logged in while I waited, incase someone mistaken expected a post from Danny.
It may be for the best for you to anounce it anyway as I'd probably post it in a wrong or an innappropriate forum.
I do sincerly mean it when I say that CBZ brought him a lot of pleasure, eg
3 or 4 times since last November I travelled across the country, in the middle on the night, to restore his computer, mainly so that he could get back online and read CBZ.
Unfortunately part of the tumour problem meant he was increasingly become less able to type or read back what he had typed ( including passwords it seems ) so didn't actually get online as much as he'd wanted to in those last months.