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Boba Rhett
02-27-2003, 06:02 AM
I hate always bringing the bad news to you guys and gals especially as I'm sitting here crying like a little baby but here it goes. Today at the age of 74, Fred Rogers lost his short battle with stomach cancer. He was the longtime host of the children's show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". Not everyone here knows who he was but I'm sure for many of us he held a special place in our childhoods as well as our hearts.

Along with his death I feel a very special part of my childhood is now gone forever. Mr. Rogers, I sincerely thank you for everything you've done for me and children everywhere. You will be dearly missed.


http://www.younghrt.com/artists/mrrogers.jpg

Fred Rogers

March 20th 1928 - February 27th 2003

Reborn Outcast
02-27-2003, 06:42 AM
Yea I used to watch his show everday when I was a kid. :( So sad... Do you know if he was still hosting it when he dies or had it been taken off the air?

Boba Rhett
02-27-2003, 06:51 AM
He retired a year or so ago.

adillon
02-27-2003, 07:05 AM
are you kidding me?! mr. rogers is gone?!

:(

*sobs uncontrollably*

wow, i watched him all the time when i was a little kid.

RIP Fred Rogers

Mex
02-27-2003, 08:36 AM
Unfortionately I havent seen his show.

R.I.P

adillon
02-27-2003, 09:10 AM
his show is/was definitely influential on generations of kids.

Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (http://pbskids.org/rogers/)

Rogue15
02-27-2003, 09:33 AM
no. :(

Eldritch
02-27-2003, 10:03 AM
Say it's not so, Rhett! :( :cry8: I watched his show all the time when I was little, and even when I was older I still respected his show and the way he ran things, even if I couldn't watch it myself. A nicer guy you couldn't find.

RIP my good friend and neighbor.

Toonces
02-27-2003, 10:03 AM
"There's only one person in the whole world like you." - Fred Rogers

He will me missed...

RpTheHotrod
02-27-2003, 11:35 AM
I know who he is, and saw a couple of shows of it, but never was interested in it as a kid....really didn't watch too much TV, actually.

I do remember that once, the crew decided to play a joke on him. When he walks over to put on some shoes, the crew switched his with some other persons. Mr. Rogers was trying so hard to keep a straight face as we was trying to put on shoes 2 sizes smaller than his, till he just let it out and nearly fell on the floor laughing.

-s/<itzo-
02-27-2003, 11:46 AM
mr. rogers will be sadly missed. :(

ckcsaber
02-27-2003, 01:24 PM
This is really sad for me. I remember watching that show so avidly when I was little...

Ratmjedi
02-27-2003, 01:31 PM
I remember his show alot. I grew up to him, Sesame Street, and Reading Rainbow. He was a great guy and I loved his show. There are a lot of people out there that have felt his impact in some way or another. He taught us about life and how to keep on going whenever we got knocked down. He will be greatly missed and always remembered as the first person that taught us anything worth learning before we went to Kindergarden.

:lsduel: :duel:

Skate Boy
02-27-2003, 01:32 PM
I watched his show every day. It's very sad.:( His friends said that he was as nice in real person as he was in the show.:(

greedo626
02-27-2003, 02:23 PM
I grew up watching Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. rest in peace Mr. Rogers:eyes3:

Reborn Outcast
02-27-2003, 03:18 PM
The sweater and shoe part was my favorite part of the show. :( Since I didn't say this before...


Rest In Peace Mr. Rogers. A better man has never been seen on TV. You were an inspiration to children everywhere and the greatest educator of the 20th Century on the most important thing. Life. You will be sorely missed and let us hope that others will learn from your memory.:crybaby: :cry6: :cry8:

Bob Gnarly
02-27-2003, 03:34 PM
meh, i dont care for him, i mean dont get me wrong its sad but Mr DressUp was my man with Pokaroo

teutonicknight
02-27-2003, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by Flanders
Unfortionately I havent seen his show.

R.I.P

Not have I :(

JandoFett1842
02-27-2003, 05:56 PM
Thats really sad, i watched his show when i was little,

I wonder what will happen to all his diffrenet sweaters?

Matt-Liell
02-27-2003, 06:02 PM
I never really liked his show when I was little but it is still sad.:(

Acrylic
02-27-2003, 06:12 PM
This is sad. I used to watch his show...and I liked it...even though it was a little confusing....dang, I wish he woulda stayed...Cya man. :(

"Won't you be my neighbor?" -Mr. Rogers

{BK}SupremePain
02-27-2003, 06:24 PM
i have no idea who that guy is.... someone from american TV i guess.... rest in peace Mr. Rogers.... i like your name...

Reb Starblazer
02-27-2003, 07:17 PM
Sad indeed. It seems so many of my childhood icons are passing away. Bob Homme(The Friendly Giant) died in 2000, Ernie Coombs(Mr. Dressup) died in 2001, and now Fred Rogers(Mr. Rogers). Ernie Coombs and Fred Rogers(who were close friends), as well as Bob Homme, were pioneers of the childrens television industry, and will be sadly missed by children and also adults who's lives they've touched in the past 30 years.

*Walks out of thread sadly singing "It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood..."*:cry8:

Katarn07
02-27-2003, 07:19 PM
I always used to watch his show and Shining Time Station (Thomas the Tank-Engine) all the time when I loved trains.

I heard he died 2nd period today, and learned how 5th. Sad to hear it... :(

Lightsaberboy
02-27-2003, 08:43 PM
5 years ago my english teacher told me he died! LIAR!!!!

ZBomber
02-27-2003, 08:46 PM
:( I heard he died when I woke up. I never really watched his show much, but when I was sick I did and he made me feel better. :) You'll be missed Mr.Rogers! :cry7:

Acrylic
02-27-2003, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by Lightsaberboy
5 years ago my english teacher told me he died! LIAR!!!!

Well, then that means your english teacher was high.

Wes Marrakesh
02-27-2003, 09:32 PM
I watched his show all the time when I was a kid.

R.I.P.

Jed
02-27-2003, 09:49 PM
It's sad to see such a legend get taken away like this...

Rest in peace Fred, the neighborhood won't be the same without you.

:(

Jared
02-28-2003, 02:02 AM
Mr. who? I have never heard of him in my life, and I'm 16... That sucks that The person died but I have never heard of him accept today.

Zulu
02-28-2003, 08:21 AM
Guess its no longer "A beautiful day in the neighborhood" :(

Boba Rhett
02-28-2003, 08:52 AM
I'm sure he doesn't want to be remembered with tearful emotions. He wants us to still have those beautiful days in the neighborhood. :)

Jared
02-28-2003, 02:25 PM
jeez. all of you seem to know who he was.

*remembers to when I was in a group home*

well lol, I remembered who he was, this retarded kid
(and i'm serios) in my group home used to watch him. The reason I remembered was because I saw a clip of him on the news changing his shoes lol.
R.I.P.

dark jedi 8
02-28-2003, 05:06 PM
i remember watching his show from time to time a while ago, like 10 years ago. he'll be missed, and it sucks that he's gone now. youd never think about him dying, you kinda thought he's was gonna live forever, know what i mean?

Woodrodius
03-01-2003, 04:17 PM
Whose going to feed the fish now? :(

Acrylic
03-01-2003, 04:54 PM
Originally posted by dark jedi 8
i remember watching his shoe

Why would you watch his shoe? :p