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October 24th, 2011, 07:02 AM
A friend of our community (dixiedancer) passed away today. Robin was a regular on several forums i've been a part of and i always enjoyed his comments and feedback in those places and on my blogs. I will miss having him around.

A post by his father announcing his passing can be read at his blog http://robinsrantsandraves.wordpress.com/

It's very sad to hear about his passing. Rest in peace, Robin.

October 24th, 2011, 07:07 AM
Wondering how he died so quickly. One day he's posting at his blog, next day he's in a medically-induced coma, next day he's gone. Sad. They say tomorrow's not promised to anyone.

October 24th, 2011, 07:39 AM
RIP - Robin Christopher Anderson -













October 24th, 2011, 07:46 AM
That's sad. He is a gentleman for sure.

October 24th, 2011, 07:52 AM
It's always sad to hear of someone young passing away.

He was passionate about Xubuntu as is easy to tell, I don't know if he was as passionate about other things in his life, but I suspect he was.

I'm sure he'll leave a large hole in his parent's life.

October 24th, 2011, 08:01 AM
That's so sad to read :( Really strange, I regularly read that blog up until a few weeks ago. Liked his writings about Xubuntu and how to help newbies with Linux. And now this...

Rest In Peace.

Pirate Zoro
October 24th, 2011, 09:06 AM
Very sad news indeed :( I enjoyed Robin's writings, both here and on his blog. He was very passionate and it saddens me to see him go. He was a great person, and I'm sure if he could see this thread he would be happy to know how much the people thought of him. In the words of the bard, "Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest" -Hamlet, Act V, scene ii

October 24th, 2011, 10:11 AM
Rest in Peace Robin...


October 24th, 2011, 03:28 PM
This wasn't a very nice way to start the day, rest in peace Robin.

October 24th, 2011, 03:42 PM
This is sad news indeed :(. Always a pleasant character.

R.I.P Robin

October 24th, 2011, 04:10 PM

October 24th, 2011, 04:25 PM
RIP, DixieDancer.

Dry Lips
October 24th, 2011, 04:49 PM
That's really sad news! I knew he was terminally ill, but I didn't expect him to
pass away so soon.

"Life is a gift, meant to be enjoyed." - Robin

October 24th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Rest in peace, Robin. Please keep careful watch over those you left behind...you were obviously very loved.

October 24th, 2011, 05:22 PM

October 24th, 2011, 05:31 PM
R.I.P Robin.
I envy the conversations with Dennis Ritchie you're gonna have up there...

Frogs Hair
October 24th, 2011, 05:34 PM
Farewell Robin :(

October 24th, 2011, 05:47 PM
Respects to a class act... RiP DixieDancer! :)

October 24th, 2011, 05:47 PM
The death of anyone is a sad event. It is even sadder when it is someone so young.

RIP, Robin, and may your memory be eternal.

October 24th, 2011, 06:20 PM
rip , be at peace

October 24th, 2011, 06:35 PM
Rest in peace

Tristam Green
October 24th, 2011, 06:48 PM
My condolences to the entire "Dancer" family. Dixie was a pretty nice fellow by all accounts, and it's very sad to see someone part so young.

October 24th, 2011, 07:17 PM
I know logically that the world isn't fair, but this makes me really sad.

October 24th, 2011, 07:25 PM
Wow, he was a great poster and all round decent guy. RIP

October 24th, 2011, 07:27 PM
Kua hinga he totara i te wao nui a Tane
Mā te Atua me te wāhi ngaro tātou e tiaki e manaaki

"A totara has fallen in the forest of Tane
May God and the origins of which all things come from, bless and keep you"

A totara is a huge tree that grows in New Zealand for hundreds of years. For one of them to fall is a great tragedy.

October 24th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Niente vero. Tutto permesso. Riposa in pace, dixiedancer.

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted. Rest in peace, dixiedancer.

October 24th, 2011, 08:27 PM
This is very sad and surreal.
Robin was always a regular presence on this forum, it's strange to see him go so suddenly and at such a young age.


October 24th, 2011, 08:36 PM
Rest in peace, bro.

October 24th, 2011, 08:48 PM
Que ton me soit en paix petit homme...mes profonds respects ta famille et tes proches.


October 24th, 2011, 08:58 PM
I find it bothersome that he passed at such a young age, but inspiring that he did not seem to see it as so bothersome. To accept the end of one's life with grace is quite a feat in itself, to do it so early is even more so.

RIP, Robin.

October 24th, 2011, 09:18 PM
Happy blogging in heaven kiddo. RIP.

October 24th, 2011, 10:35 PM
RIP Robin. :(

October 25th, 2011, 12:36 AM
RIP Robin. It's always sad to lose someone so young.

October 25th, 2011, 12:49 AM
That truly is sad.

RIP Robin.

October 25th, 2011, 12:53 AM
So young.... and so full of life... fare thee well, young Robin...

October 25th, 2011, 01:04 AM
RIP Robin.

May I ask how old is he?

October 25th, 2011, 01:09 AM
Some people live a hundred years, others a hundred seconds.

The most unexpected deaths are the ones that happen in between.


October 25th, 2011, 01:24 AM
May I ask how old is he?

If I recall his blog correctly, he was a little over eighteen. Onset of puberty hormones, though late, triggered some genetic abnormalities and the doctors could not stop the deterioration.

Enjoy dancing with the angels, Robin, farewell.

October 25th, 2011, 01:30 AM
Man, sad to hear. I certainly enjoyed some of Robin's blog posts, especially his "How I Discovered Linux" (http://robinsrantsandraves.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/how-i-discovered-linux/)one.

May he rest in peace.

October 25th, 2011, 01:42 AM
I always assumed Robin was a girl?

Nonetheless, rest in peace Robin. May your memory be eternal.

October 25th, 2011, 02:07 AM
I always assumed Robin was a girl?

Nonetheless, rest in peace Robin. May your memory be eternal.

Most people associate the name Robin and the art of dance with the female sex. According to Wikipedia, it can be used for both, (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Robin_(name)) and in my own experiences, there are many males named Robin (for example, the comedian Robin Williams.)

On-topic: Upon reading his forum posts and blogs, it is obvious he was very passionate about three things: not in any particular order, he was passionate Linux, dance and religion. Wherever his beliefs take him, hopefully it will let him enjoy the things he loved the most beyond death. In closing, may his enthusiasm live on forevermore.

October 25th, 2011, 03:22 AM
RIP Robin :(

October 25th, 2011, 03:30 AM
Sad news. :(

I never knew Robin terribly well, but from the posts I've seen, he was always very polite, and was well-liked by the UF community. It's sad to see him go.

I had no idea he was battling a terminal illness. My heart goes out to his family.

October 25th, 2011, 03:45 AM
What the heck ?

I didn't even know he was ill.

RIP mate.

October 25th, 2011, 04:10 AM
RIP Robin

via con dios

October 25th, 2011, 05:03 AM
I will miss reading your postings.

RIP, Dixie Dancer

October 25th, 2011, 07:01 AM
It is a sad thing that he passed so soon, so full of life.
His spirit remains in those around him and in the words of his blog.
Rest In Peace Robin

October 25th, 2011, 08:09 AM
I never communicated with him personally. But reading his posts and blog, I made him one of my ideals to follow. So much passion and talent in so little age! This thread shocked me to the core of my heart and soul..!! I wish I could meet his parents this very moment.

Being one of my few real world ideals, I think I am going to miss him a lot.. for a long time..
Rest in peace Robin!


October 25th, 2011, 08:30 AM
He sounds like a nice guy. I'm reading his blog right now as I type this.

How old was he, might I ask? I haven't seen anything confirming his age, and I'd like to know, if at all possible.

I'm sorry that he's gone though. I wish I would've had the chance to communicate with him.

October 25th, 2011, 09:17 AM
Sad indeed. My condolences to his family and friends...
R.I.P. D.D.

October 25th, 2011, 09:23 AM
He sounds like a nice guy. I'm reading his blog right now as I type this.

How old was he, might I ask? I haven't seen anything confirming his age, and I'd like to know, if at all possible.

I'm sorry that he's gone though. I wish I would've had the chance to communicate with him.

He was only 18, R.I.P Robin.

October 25th, 2011, 09:25 AM
He sounds like a nice guy. I'm reading his blog right now as I type this.

How old was he, might I ask? I haven't seen anything confirming his age, and I'd like to know, if at all possible.

I'm sorry that he's gone though. I wish I would've had the chance to communicate with him.

According to a fairly recent blogpost he just turned 18 (he wrote about officially being an adult).

October 25th, 2011, 09:35 AM
Never a good thing to read about someone so full of life to suddenly slip away. I went to his blog from time to time and knew this day was coming but hoped what I was reading was somehow fiction.

Your in the hands of angels now Dixie Dancer, you are free.


October 25th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Farewell Robin; I remember dixiedancer from way back in my Mepis forum days.

Robin is in peace but I'm sure he's not resting... he'll be dancing, no doubt!

October 25th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Rest in peace.

October 25th, 2011, 07:24 PM
Wow... I'm so sorry to hear this. Robin was one of the best teenage users this forum has ever witnessed. He always had a nice, polite touch to his posts, which is rare for someone of his age.

What saddens me most is that he passed away at a very young age (18 ) - way too soon :(. Too many people that age are taking this fragile thing called life for granted.

R.I.P, Robin. I'll never forget you or your posts.

October 25th, 2011, 07:55 PM
Robin is in peace but I'm sure he's not resting... he'll be dancing, no doubt!

+1 His passion for what he loved/believed in seemed limitless...


October 26th, 2011, 04:30 AM

I am saddened. :(

I just got an email from him about a month ago. :(

Crazy Universe this is..

Peace and blessings upon you Robin, my friend.
Was great to know you.
Love abounds. <3

October 26th, 2011, 04:49 AM
RIP Robin. I've been reading his blog for around a year. He was always a really cool kid. Only a month ago, he was perfectly fine. Now he's gone. :(

October 26th, 2011, 05:17 AM
From what little I have interacted with him on various forums, he comes across to me as someone full of life and enthusiasm. It seems everyone here shares this opinion.

Rest in Peace Robin. :(

October 26th, 2011, 03:56 PM
This is very sad news. :(

Rest in peace, Robin.

sports fan Matt
October 27th, 2011, 12:50 AM
Very sad news indeed.. RIP Robin.

October 27th, 2011, 01:51 AM
Rest in Peace, Robin.

October 27th, 2011, 03:44 AM
Rest in Peace,Robin.

October 27th, 2011, 05:53 PM
I always assumed Robin was a girl?

So did I. But anyway, rip.

October 28th, 2011, 04:07 AM
He was only 18, R.I.P Robin.
Wow, that's another eye opener for me. He wasn't any older than me. I'm 18. It's sad how fast life can end, especially the life of someone like himself. He seemed too kind to deserve that.

R.I.P. Robin. Maybe we'll meet you on the other side.

October 30th, 2011, 08:21 AM
I haven't been on the forum regularly in a long time, so I never came across him. But wow. I read through that first blog page and that is incredibly sad. Going through such a hard time at such a young age...


October 30th, 2011, 07:51 PM
Very, very sad news. Tears are in my eyes.:cry: