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    RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    I am sorry to report that longtime forum member and my good friend Will Whitaker died on February 2, 2022. He suffered an Intracranial Hemorrhage aka a "Brain Bleed".
    Will is survived by his siblings and their families.

    Wills brother Drew can be reached at: johnwhitakerphd (at) gmail (dot) com
    Last edited by Tracy Storer; 11-Feb-2022 at 17:54.
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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    I am so sad.

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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    So sad and RIP Will.

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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    This breaks my heart. I had a wonderful day getting to know Will photographing his beloved Western North Carolina mountains.

    He was easy to like and easy to share the scene with.

    This is a loss

    Monty

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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    Tracy, thanks for sharing. I am so sorry - although we never met in person we corresponded via email on occasion and I bought a few of his cameras over the years too. A true gentleman - generous and helpful always.

    He had only a minimal website, for a while. I'm sorry I didn't have a chance to see more of his work. He did leave this on Flickr:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/wfwhitaker/5491300949/

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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    This is very sad, and a real loss.

    I met Will about twenty years ago when he was living in the Bay Area. We went photographing, and kept in touch after he moved away. I always enjoyed hearing
    from him, and will miss our exchanges.

    My thoughts are with Will's family and those fortunate to know him.

    Merg

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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    So sorry to hear about the death of Will. We corresponded many times and traded a lot of equipment, and I had the pleasure to meet Will in Connecticut at a lecture by Shelby Lee Adams. Unfortunately never had the chance to photograph with him.

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    Terrible news. I enjoyed my many conversations with Will over the years.

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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    Thatís terrible. I also shared many a conversation with Will. He was a very likable fellow. May he rest in peace.
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    Re: RIP William "WFW" Whitaker

    I am going to miss him here.

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