Very Sad News

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For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know who Natascha Randt is and was for me.
I have some very sad news…Natascha Randt, my beautiful creative partner and best friend in Second Life..passed away this morning in Germany. She was trying to hold out until Sept 7th, where they would give her an artificial heart, to buy time until she could have a transplant. She was 40 years old. There will never be another like her for me.
I don’t feel I can write much more at the moment…..

Rest in Peace Nat..

This is the very first collaboration we did in 2012 for The UWA Machina Contest.
It was the beginning of a partnership in video making that lasted until today..with 28 completed videos to show for it.
Winner of the 2nd prize of the MACHINIMUWA V and winner of the OPEN THIS END CINEMAPOP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN FILM

In Nat’s words:

This is our Costa Rica-Germany-Connection video for the MachinimUWA V challenge: “seek wisdom”. Karima Hoisan and I, we are on a journey to discover where we can find wisdom…

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62 Responses to Very Sad News

  1. Jeff Flesch says:

    Oh, dearest Karima, I am so sorry to read about Natascha’s passing. Know that I am thinking about you and sending you all my love, my dear friend. ❤️🙏❤️

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    • The rain feels like a curtain closing down our stage
      I’m so numb..but not uncaring
      In my frozen way… I am pure sadness
      that solidified and can no longer move

      Please don’t confuse my dry eyes
      with indifference…
      I am not shrugging, I’m flailing; I’m falling.
      I’m not strong, I’m a toneless voice,
      my tongue in shreds.
      Only disbelief is the solder
      that holds me together.

      Some things are beyond repair
      some souls must go
      because if they stay
      their life will be no life at all…
      And so when we least
      expect it,
      they de-materialize
      and fly away..
      We are left in shock
      We are numb or weep
      We refuse to accept
      they’re gone

      but they are free…
      Oh, they are free…..

      Fly high Nat..the sky always called to you.

      Karima

      Thank you all for your love and beautiful words. I will reply to everyone tomorrow..but just know it means so much to all of us who loved her.

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    • Thank you so much Jeff, I appreciate your reaching out and your words.. I’m kind of at a loss for words myself..Hugs you 🤗 Thank you🙏

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  2. Oh, my God, Karima, I am so sorry. This is beyond sad. May she rest in piece. Sending you love and hugs and if you need to talk I am here for you hon.
    xoxo

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  3. Ace says:

    Omg my dearest Karima, I am so so sorry. This is such heartbreaking news. I could always tell by your words that Natascha was such a beautiful soul; may her spirit live on ✨🙏🏻. Sending you so much love and big big hugs. If you need to talk or someone to listen, please know I am always here. Thinking of you, my dear friend…stay strong and take care of you 🖤🤗😘

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  4. DzinWiz Babii says:

    My adored Sissy, my condolences on Nat’s passing ((gentle hugs)). Let not your heart be saddened long, as Nat would not want that. She LIVED such glorious moments and GAVE with all of Her heart. The grief is inevitable because we are human, yet the moments spent there must be short lived because there is a special joy in the privilege of you two having joined efforts and shared souls that bore witness of that union – almost like “children” in your creative productions that have ever-life. She mattered on this earth and knew it. Pity those who never could achieve that realization. Take your time as needed for sorrow and then revel in the shared moments that were just between you that consistently grew into visualized dreams without earthbound boundaries. Nat flies freely now and is forever in your heart and soul and mind – her presence lives forever, her gifts are literally bound to earth where they can be enjoyed forever. I hope we all can leave that kind of legacy trail where it’s obvious what we’ve done mattered and lives on.

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    • Awww Sissy I wish I could say more, but your words penetrated me deeply..You are so right and so wise ( you know I have always thought you are the wisest person I know) Your message sparked a small poem that I put in a comment.I love you sissy.. I will always love you.❤️🙏

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      • DzinWiz Babii says:

        Smilesssss… You are definitely a forever love for me, my Adored Sissy-Poo. I’ve been imagining a candlelit vigil, and/or just an opportunity for all who care to light a candle in Nat’s memory somewhere that you cherish. Tosses that idea out there but understands that this may be some time into the future ((hugs)).

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  5. I am so sorry to hear. Sending you much love and healing ❤️

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  6. Sending you much strength during this terrible time.

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  7. Diana says:

    Oh… My dear Karima… I am deeply saddened to hear this. I can only try to imagine how you must feel. Please accept my heartfelt condolences…. May her soul rest in peace.. 🙏🙏🌻💐❤️

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  8. soo sad !may her soul rest in peace!god bless you !

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  9. cheriewhite says:

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend, Karima. I pray for your strength and comfort. ❤💐🙏

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  10. Ohh my Goodness Karima. I am so sorry. May her soul rest in peace 😊

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  11. Karima, I am so profoundly beyond sorry for the loss of your friend. So young! 😔

    💔
    David

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  12. This is very sad, Karima, 40 is far too young ):

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  13. daleinnis says:

    She will be so missed; a wonderful and creative person, and a good friend. You two have a very special and beautiful relationship, and The Team has produced so much amazing work. It’s an honor to have known her. ❤️

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    • Oh Dale..always modest..you didn’t just know her..we all worked hand in hand..you were the only scripter Nat trusted and adored..She honored you once, with the biggest screen credit ever made in history https://youtu.be/pA553eGuvck How many times did we laugh and cry all together, trying to do the impossible. Thank you for your support..I know you know 🙏

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  14. Joey says:

    I admit I haven’t accepted it yet. I miss her so, it hurts. At any given moment we would think and say the same thing at the same time. We used to laugh about it so much. She was my first friend in SL and the one I was closest to. We had so much fun together, and thankfully I kept tons of snap shots. I don’t know how to end this comment. Hugs!

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    • Hugs you tight Joey..I feel you..you know I do and like you, words are failing me..She loved you…you were such wonderful friends..and yes so many projects and adventures you lived together Big big hugs…I know some of what you are feeling…I think I can say that….❤️🤗🙏❣️ Thank you

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  15. Nat was the best. She was the one who brought me together with Tig back then. That I started building helicopters and ships. Made videos, always helped me when I had questions, had to look for things. Inspected the models, looked for errors. Without Nat, I would not be in SL, what I am today. Without Nat, I would not have managed all this. THANKS NAT! That you were there! It was a great time.

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    • Oh yes Sylvira…she was the best and how she adored all the creations you made that took her flying..The last Helo, Nat Imd me as soon as I go inworld. It is sitting on the sim still.. makes me so sad to think I will not ride copilot with her anymore. Her passion was the sky and you fed her dreams with your amazing flying machines. She sooo adored you!❤️🙏 You also had a win/win with her.. How wonderful🌟

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  16. KK says:

    This is a heartbreaking news, Karima. I’m so sorry. Very recently you had talked about next movie with Natascha. Such a beautiful soul departed so early, none can believe. God also needs good people, as we say in India. My heartfelt condolences. My thoughts are with you, Karima, in this hour of grief. May she rest in peace. 🙏💐❤️💖🙏

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    • Thank you so much Kaushal.. yes my poem, our next movie, was about finally meeting up, when she was well enough to travel….that never happened…I hopeI meet her again in my dreams..Thank you for your sincere condolences..I feel your heart ❤️🙏

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  17. Jan Folkert says:

    Very sad ideed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Karima, and with Nat’s spirit

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  18. Susann DeCuir says:

    I am so so sorry. A sad news, rest in peace Natasche … she was always very friendly and helpful.

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  19. Ito Naminosaki says:

    I´m still shocked and very sad. i will miss the serious talks, teasings, Fun Times, all the help and advice she always gaved very kind and patient. 😦

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    • I know you will Ito. Thank you for coming to my blog to share your beautiful memories of Nat. You were a great friend of hers! So many of us will miss her every day…🤗 I’m so sad,,I agree..I am still in disbelief

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  20. jonicaggiano says:

    Dearest Karima, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are going out to you as I know your heart must be very sad, I know you are a sensitive and a kind individual who loves deeply. So very sorry. Thank you for sharing the video with us as well. Such a talent and I am sure a beautiful person. Please know I am sending my love and prayers to you. xoxoxo love you Karima, Joni

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    • Thank you so much dearest poet.. OH Joni…this poet is a bit wordless..Please just be parient..you will hear from me..but your words touched me and just the fact you sent your love and prayers comforted me..Thank you dear Joni..You are a very special soul 🙏❤️

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      • jonicaggiano says:

        I thought of you very early of you this morning and of your precious friend and collaborator. I have been praying for you as she is celebrating and free of weakness. I am again so sorry sweetheart and please don’t worry about saying or responding. You are grieving and that is healthy. Love you my friend Karima. ❤️🤗🦋😘🙏💝🙏🙏🙏

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  21. kueperpunk says:

    This is terrible news. I am so sorry to read this. I will never forget the wonderful videos she made in SL. The metaverse meant a lot to her. She is one of us and will be remembered.

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    • It is so sad..:( She was very much “one of us” and my beloved video partner for the past 9 years and 28 videos …It’s so hard to believe…Thank you for leaving this comment kueperpunk.. Please friend me in SL..I have a candle to give you in her memory.

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  22. So, so sad! Sorry for this, Karima. Lots of hugs and good wishes to you. Wish there was more I could say or do. A very touching tribute you have here. Love always last forever. ❤️

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  23. Thank you Ben so many hugs back.and yes she is unforgettable for me.. Thank you dear friend 🙏❤️🤗

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  24. Hoyt says:

    Dearest Karima,
    I was in shock and still am when you told me of loss of Nat. What a loss. She was so young and talented. The two of you were so connected. To the point that you had plans to embrace each other in real life. The ways of the world never cease to amaze me. I just don’t know how this could happen. Nothing says it better than the eulogy you have written on this post. I am so saddened and sorry. 😞

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  25. jonicaggiano says:

    My dearest friend I wanted you to know you are in my prayers and have been since I read this. I am thinking of you and praying that you are with someone who you are close to. Sending you my love. I read your lovely poem on MasticadoresUSA yesterday and it was so beautifully written. Take care you will be in my heart and in my prayers. Love ❤️ Joni

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  26. Karima, he andado tan abrumado estos días que apenas hoy me enteré de la pérdida tan grande y del dolor que sientes. En realidad, al enterarse de la edad que tenía tu amiga, uno piensa en todos los capítulos que quedaron pendientes. Recibe un abrazo muy sentido. Te abrazo desde el alma.

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  27. Our deepest condolences. So very sad. 😦 ♥♥♥

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