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Old May 12th, 2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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It is with the greatest sadness that I have to report the sudden passing of Philip Sugden, at the age of 67 years, at the beginning of this month at home in Hull.

We are all aware of his stature in our field and it is especially painful for me as he was a valued friend who guided me through my initial faltering footsteps as an author back in 1994 - 1995. I met him only once but spoke with him many times on the telephone and I have a bundle of treasured letters that I received from him. He will be sorely missed and the field of crime historical study has lost a foremost contributor. It is hoped that his last project, worked on for many years, will be published.

I apologise for the delay in informing you all but I have held back at his brother's request whilst arrangements were being made.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 01:16 PM   #2
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This is terrible news, Stewart. My sympathy to Mr Sugden's family and friends. We are all indebted to his work.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 01:30 PM   #3
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Sad news indeed. I was just tidying some stuff and came across his book today.
One of the best ripper books ever written.

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Hello Stewart. Thanks for the message. Sad news indeed.

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Very sad news, but an enduring legacy. Seldom has a single work had such an impact on a given field of study, but Mr Sugden's book certainly did.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 01:41 PM   #6
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Sad news.

Philip Sugden's book was and still is one of the best ever written on the subject.

My condolences to the family.

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Sad news indeed.

This has turned out to be a pretty crappy day
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I refer to his work daily, and, no doubt shall continue to do so, that is its quality.

My sympathies to all.

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Sad news indeed. A fine writer and researcher who will be missed. RIP Philip Sugden.

Obituary in the Daily Telegraph on-line, May 16, 2014.



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Terrible news, Stewart....
His book is,was,and always will be one of the cornerstones of our field.
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