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RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(
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    RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by Ecliptica » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:54 pm

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I just received word that our dear friend Rab (Rob Cranny) passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack at age 27. Still don't have a lot of details, but I'll relay whatever I can find out.

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    Re: RIP Rab :-(

    by mooyagi » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:56 pm

    Just got the text message from Bill. Fuck. That is so sad. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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    by AlaskaRachel » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:56 pm

    :cry:
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by KDibildeaux » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:58 pm

    That's so sad! :cry: :cry: :cry:
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by Laura » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:59 pm

    Oh wow....
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    Re: RIP Rab :-(

    by Monmisreal » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:09 pm

    mooyagi wrote:Just got the text message from Bill. Fuck. That is so sad. :cry: :cry: :cry:


    ^

    Same here. Damn that sucks, 70k better dedicate next year's belly flop contest to the two time reigning champion.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by DrinkMoxie » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:15 pm

    I really liked that big goofy butthead... I'm glad his last several days he seemed to be lovin' life, of course he mostly always seemed that way anyway, but at least he went out feelin' like a king... R.I.P. buddy
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by Uncle Soda » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:18 pm

    I guess he went out full of life but I simply can't turn news like this into something uplifting. So sad :( I hope something great awaits him. He surely spread enough feel-good to deserve it.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by cowboy71 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:47 pm

    Fuck :(

    Bellyflop contest wont be the same without Rab.

    Hell the entire cruise will never be the same without Rab.

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    by Metalwrath » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:10 pm

    RIP man.
    Cruise will never be the same without you.
    You were a true metal lover and it's because of metalheads like you i go to these kind of cruises.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by Ingrid » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:13 pm

    :cry: :cry: Ok I'm crying real tears right now.

    I had an awesome time drinking and having fun with him at Wacken last year!
    And a funny reunion at 70.000 tons this year.
    He was an awesome dude, may he rest in peace.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by ShoreSlayer » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:32 pm

    So incredibly sorry to hear this news :shock:

    I believe we all bring something special to the world and Rab was definitely the poster boy for that sentiment. Shitty day for balls-to-the-wall uniqueness that's for sure :cry:

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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by Laura » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:58 pm

    ShoreSlayer wrote:So incredibly sorry to hear this news :shock:

    I believe we all bring something special to the world and Rab was definitely the poster boy for that sentiment. Shitty day for balls-to-the-wall uniqueness that's for sure :cry:

    Take good care of you and yours my metal kin


    "balls-to-the-wall uniqueness" - so right, Rob! I was thinking the same thing exactly - he and Biervulf Duane - 2 of the most colorful characters (and I mean that in the best possible way) I've ever encountered in my life. So incredibly sad they are *both* gone now. Don't know what else to say... :(
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    by DrinkMoxie » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:02 pm

    Rab performing "Leviathan" with Alestorm onbroad the cruise... he loved this!
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by DemonNIN » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:18 pm

    Laura wrote:
    ShoreSlayer wrote:So incredibly sorry to hear this news :shock:

    I believe we all bring something special to the world and Rab was definitely the poster boy for that sentiment. Shitty day for balls-to-the-wall uniqueness that's for sure :cry:

    Take good care of you and yours my metal kin


    "balls-to-the-wall uniqueness" - so right, Rob! I was thinking the same thing exactly - he and Biervulf Duane - 2 of the most colorful characters (and I mean that in the best possible way) I've ever encountered in my life. So incredibly sad they are *both* gone now. Don't know what else to say... :(

    Glad I got to meet and say hi and/or share a few laughs over a beer before they left this world. It's kinda weird because I was inspired today at the gym after having a really rough week at work to post something profound on facebook something along the lines of "don't ever let anyone in this world take your light away" i.e. People that try to bring you down to their level. He had a lot of "light" or life in him and made everyone smile that he met. RIP you will be missed whether you knew him for 5 minutes or 5 years.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by cycosurgeon » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:02 pm

    So sad, hurts to hear it.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by Feanorgandalf » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:41 pm

    I met him briefly on the ship and for the few minutes I spoke to him you really got to know his passion was metal. He was living his dream on the cruise and all the other metal inspired endeavors he took part in. It was crazy being on Facebook today and seeing all these bands I love paying tribute to him. The guy touched a lot of people and it's always painful to see a brother in metal pass. This shot of whiskey is in honor of him.

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    by cowboy71 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:55 am

    Rab's last post here on the forum:

    Rab wrote:Yesterday i I totally yelled at a kid selling chocolate bars outside of metro. When he asked me would you like to buy a chocolate bar i replied " OH I SEE YOUR ASKING ME CAUSE IM FAT THATS BULLSHIT" the kid was freaking out then i told him i only was fucking with him and bought some choclate it gave me a good laugh

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    by SatansWrath » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:28 am

    Never had the chance to talk with him, but saw him alot of times. To sad another brother in the line of metal passes away from us.
    Rest in peace, from what I know you where a true legend. Condolences from Sweden.
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    by Tuup » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:19 am

    Sad to hear this, even though I never met him personally. He certainly seemed one of the most colourful persons in our midst. Rest in peace brother...
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    by Skwizgar » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:30 am

    I heard about this on Facebook. Sad. I have awesome pictures of his mighty 2012 bellyflop contest victory from the Viking Lounge. I met him in the airport as we were checking in to our respective flights home and congratulated him on the win. He was such a nice guy. I'll be drinking whisky to his memory tonight. His performance with Alestorm was fantastic.
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    by Dennis Karuso » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:09 am

    :cry:

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    by STACH100 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:49 pm

    Dennis Karuso wrote::cry:

    R.I.P. my metalbrother, hope you rock in heaven now with Duane :headbanger:

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    by MadameLePink » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:40 pm

    I never got the chance to talk to him on the boat, but it's a great tragedy. He was way too young :cry:
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    by TOM CRUISE » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:51 pm

    shocked and saddened and devastated . i got to know rab on the cruise this year, and we became friends on facebook and talked regularly. we were looking forward to hanging out on the BTH. In fact, he offered me a space in his cabin the day before he passed , when the pre sales started. And said i could pay 100 bucks until we sailed to pay for my spot. that is how kind, generous and big hearted this man was. He had a wicked funny sense of humor and was always upbeat and happy. i went up to canada last night to the Behemoth tour and met up with fellow cruiser Katia Villa for a couple of beers and she delivered the horrible news to me. At first i thought it was a joke. and i did not want to believe it. And she showed me the post in 70000 tons of metal forum fiends group.

    i just want to say, life is way to short. hold those you care about close, and those you do not care about, make ammends, and try and work out a mutual understanding of one another. We are like a large family. And not everyone gets a long but Rab would have wanted us to have a good time on the cruise and live our lives to the fullest. Just as he did.

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    by Feanorgandalf » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:44 pm

    TOM CRUISE wrote:shocked and saddened and devastated . i got to know rab on the cruise this year, and we became friends on facebook and talked regularly. we were looking forward to hanging out on the BTH. In fact, he offered me a space in his cabin the day before he passed , when the pre sales started. And said i could pay 100 bucks until we sailed to pay for my spot. that is how kind, generous and big hearted this man was. He had a wicked funny sense of humor and was always upbeat and happy. i went up to canada last night to the Behemoth tour and met up with fellow cruiser Katia Villa for a couple of beers and she delivered the horrible news to me. At first i thought it was a joke. and i did not want to believe it. And she showed me the post in 70000 tons of metal forum fiends group.

    i just want to say, life is way to short. hold those you care about close, and those you do not care about, make ammends, and try and work out a mutual understanding of one another. We are like a large family. And not everyone gets a long but Rab would have wanted us to have a good time on the cruise and live our lives to the fullest. Just as he did.

    The visitation is on Thursday from 6pm to 9pm in ontario.

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    by WizardBeast » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:48 pm

    TOM CRUISE wrote:shocked and saddened and devastated . i got to know rab on the cruise this year, and we became friends on facebook and talked regularly. we were looking forward to hanging out on the BTH. In fact, he offered me a space in his cabin the day before he passed , when the pre sales started. And said i could pay 100 bucks until we sailed to pay for my spot. that is how kind, generous and big hearted this man was. He had a wicked funny sense of humor and was always upbeat and happy. i went up to canada last night to the Behemoth tour and met up with fellow cruiser Katia Villa for a couple of beers and she delivered the horrible news to me. At first i thought it was a joke. and i did not want to believe it. And she showed me the post in 70000 tons of metal forum fiends group.

    i just want to say, life is way to short. hold those you care about close, and those you do not care about, make ammends, and try and work out a mutual understanding of one another. We are like a large family. And not everyone gets a long but Rab would have wanted us to have a good time on the cruise and live our lives to the fullest. Just as he did.

    The visitation is on Thursday from 6pm to 9pm in ontario.

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    RIP Brother. you are missed.


    it's awful, awful news. Scott, your words on the matter are beautiful and i couldn't have said it any better! cheers for Rab! RIP! you are missed!!!!!!!! :bangers:
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by torpedo20 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:32 pm

    RIP bro.

    Absolutely devastated by this tragic news.
    I was fully expecting to see the big fella at Death Angel/Sepultura concert in Toronto tomorrow.
    It's definitely not going to be the same without him being around.

    As a fellow torontonian and metalhead my condolences to Rab's family and friends.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by vikingbitch » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:26 pm

    Just sending out my love and condolences to those that were close to him, had only ever talked to him a few short times so I didn't really know him but admired his strong personality and sense of humor he seemed to always bring to the table. I hope he is at rest and I wish strength to those that he cared about.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by TOM CRUISE » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:21 pm

    WizardBeast wrote:
    TOM CRUISE wrote:shocked and saddened and devastated . i got to know rab on the cruise this year, and we became friends on facebook and talked regularly. we were looking forward to hanging out on the BTH. In fact, he offered me a space in his cabin the day before he passed , when the pre sales started. And said i could pay 100 bucks until we sailed to pay for my spot. that is how kind, generous and big hearted this man was. He had a wicked funny sense of humor and was always upbeat and happy. i went up to canada last night to the Behemoth tour and met up with fellow cruiser Katia Villa for a couple of beers and she delivered the horrible news to me. At first i thought it was a joke. and i did not want to believe it. And she showed me the post in 70000 tons of metal forum fiends group.

    i just want to say, life is way to short. hold those you care about close, and those you do not care about, make ammends, and try and work out a mutual understanding of one another. We are like a large family. And not everyone gets a long but Rab would have wanted us to have a good time on the cruise and live our lives to the fullest. Just as he did.

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    RIP Brother. you are missed.


    it's awful, awful news. Scott, your words on the matter are beautiful and i couldn't have said it any better! cheers for Rab! RIP! you are missed!!!!!!!! :bangers:

    Thank you. what is funny is i usually dont know what to say when shit like this goes down. But the past two years i have learned my lessons, big ones. i made mistakes and said things i regret and it just poured out of me. i did not cry until i watched the iron maiden maiden england show earlier and infinite dreams came on. maiden was rab as well as mine fave band. he went to berlin and saw them and had vip and got to meet janick gers. he was and is a legend and i wont ever forget him EVER. i hope there is a cruise in valhalla and bathory are playing it and rab and duane and drinking beer and shots with marina whom never made it on the cruise and passed away 3 days after she went to metalcamp in 2010. :(

    i cannot believe the awful tragedies in this family of metalheads.....

    I talked with him a lot and he was losing weight and i was giving him tips. i could tell he lost some on the last cruise.

    i did not sleep for shit last night. rab was in my mind every waking moment and still is. i judged him on the first cruise. and will forever be guilty for it. funny thing is that he knew i did. he was mocked his whole life, just like me and the difference was , he did not care and make a joke out of it. because that is the class act that he was. he has so many friends. thousands, and tons of bands as friends. alestorm dark tranquillity, children of bodom to name a few.

    I also love the photo from his sisters wedding i think that is on the funeral announcement.


    we WIll be having a toast to him at the pool deck where he dove off for the EPIC belly flob contest come December. We can put aside any differences and just be there for Rab.

    Peace to all and thanks for hearing what i had to say about this. It really hit hard because i was so happy to have a new friend. one cool motherfucker. Gone too soon.

    cruising hugs to everyone,

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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by Stained Class » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:38 am

    RIP Rab. It's a shame I didn't get to know him better. The few times I met him he seemed like a really awesome dude.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by WizardBeast » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:04 am

    TOM CRUISE wrote:

    we WIll be having a toast to him at the pool deck where he dove off for the EPIC belly flob contest come December. We can put aside any differences and just be there for Rab.

    Peace to all and thanks for hearing what i had to say about this. It really hit hard because i was so happy to have a new friend. one cool motherfucker. Gone too soon.

    cruising hugs to everyone, Scott :cry: :cry: :cry:


    A toast to Rab on the pool deck is a great idea and it shall happen! He left us with a lot to celebrate during his all-too-short stint on Earth. :beerhorns:
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by ErictheRedd » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:23 am

    I didn't get to meet Rab but definitely saw him all over the place on this year's cruise. Got some pictures of him too. He seemed like a genuinely awesome guy. I'm saddened by the loss of a metal brother.

    Orphaned Land just posted a RIP to him on their Facebook. Very cool of them to do that.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by leppardized » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:27 pm

    At a loss for words, I will miss my friend dearly, local concerts where we would hook up will never be the same, the cruise as well
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by Skwizgar » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:48 pm

    To Absent Friends: Fair Seas and Following Winds

    Rab's Mighty Victory!

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    I don't know if he liked Irish whisky or not, but I drank about 70,000 tons of it in his honor last night, and still made it for all 10 hours of work today. He and I only spoke several times, but he was a funny and kind young man. Maybe I've just lost too many friends these last couple of years and have grown sentimental, but no one as (obviously) well loved as Rob/Rab should have been taken from his friends so soon. I was struck by how many of you addressed him in the first person on his Facebook page when you acknowledged your loss and said goodbye. That's a poignant and eloquent indication of how he truly lives on in your hearts.

    The toast is an old Naval tradition for friends who have passed on, either to retirement or the great beyond.

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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by WizardBeast » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:45 pm

    some very heartfelt, wonderful posts....of course all so well deserved and so great to read as a result. painful but beautiful.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by Brodd » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:05 am

    This is terrible news.
    RIP Rab.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by Michael D. » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:28 pm

    :cry: RIP.
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by Gandalf » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:15 pm

    very sad news
    check this out : http://www.bravewords.com/news/182297
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    Re: RIP Rob Cranny (Rab) :-(

    by ShoreSlayer » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:51 pm

    Gandalf wrote:very sad news
    check this out : http://www.bravewords.com/news/182297

    Nice touching write up! Thanks for posting. Reminded me of all the funny shit Rab did with Detsorgsekalf. For those who may have missed some or all of that greatness, here's a link.

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