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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2016, 11:55 am 
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I am sorry to inform you that Lars (Rowland) has passed away.

He has been an ethusiastic contributor and member of the admin team, and we will miss him.

http://familj.corren.se/#!/minnas/7563248/lars-rolander
https://librivox.org/reader/2234

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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2016, 12:36 pm 
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Excerpt of the Google translation of one web page:

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Mr. Rowland (Lars Rolander) was born July 23, 1942 passed away April 26, 2016 after a brief illness.

Started with a magic box and received private tuition. But most learned Lars from technical literature - he was crazy about books. He published the magazines "The Magic Scanian Rock" and "Merlin" (number 5) and was trick editor in Swedish magic circle Journal Wizard for many years.


I think we can attest to his love for books.

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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2016, 1:32 pm 

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Such tragic news. God bless his family at such a difficult time. Whenever I came into contact with him, Lars was such a lovely gentleman and he will be greatly missed around the forum. In particular, I remember his remarkable performance as Peer Gynt (which I will link below for anyone who has not listened to it because it is certainly more than worth the time!) and I recall his voice from throughout the Shakespeare Histories. Although he is no longer with us, his voice, and thus his memory, shall stay with us forever. Thank you for everything you have done, Lars.

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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2016, 2:34 pm 

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I heard about Lars on the LibriVox Facebook page.
My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

He will be missed.

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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2016, 2:51 pm 

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I've only encountered Lars occasionally, through some of his readings; a fine sense of humour.

It's strange: our LibriVox creations will live on long after we're gone, in the same way as paintings, sculpture or the books that we read live on after their creators. It's one of the chances that we get to leave some immortal part of us behind.

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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2016, 4:32 pm 
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He has such a lovely voice. When I see his name I can hear him . Strange how the internet ties you to people you have never met. A life well lived.

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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2016, 5:16 pm 
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Such a kind, gentle, and funny voice around the LV forum. I'll certainly miss him.

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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2016, 7:26 pm 
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I am so sorry to hear that. My deepest condolances to his family and friends. I love listening to his recordings and have done so all spring, his recordings of Selma Lagerlof are so calming and reassuring.

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Post Posted:: June 20th, 2016, 7:49 pm 
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I will miss him! He was a wonderful priest. His kindness and comforting words helped me when I most needed it. And I think of him as a friend.
His body of work in Librivox was a great contribution.

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Post Posted:: June 21st, 2016, 1:00 am 

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A great loss. One of the signature voices of Librivox and a true gentleman. I am sure that, where ever he is now, he is still captivating people with his magic tricks and his wonderful personal charm.

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Post Posted:: June 21st, 2016, 8:09 am 
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This is such sad news. Lars was a treasure, kind and gentle and friendly. He will be greatly missed. :(

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Post Posted:: June 21st, 2016, 12:33 pm 

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I am so sorry to hear this. He had a beautiful voice and gave such wise, encouraging and gentle advice on the podcasts. I can only understand his recordings in English but I am sure that, whatever language readers listen to him in, his legacy will bring pleasure to many for many years to come.

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Post Posted:: June 23rd, 2016, 5:04 am 

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So sad to hear of Lars' passing. He was such a kind, soothing soul, which came through clearly in his voice. I got the pleasure of his contributions to the LibriVox podcast and his insights and humanity always touched me. A great human being.

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Post Posted:: June 24th, 2016, 6:45 am 

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What tragic news. My condolences to his family.

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils was a particular favourite of mine. He had a wonderful voice.

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Post Posted:: June 26th, 2016, 1:48 pm 
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My condolences to his family and indeed to the LV-family too.
We will miss Lars.

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