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Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on January 18, 2019, 05:38 AM:
sadly i have to announce that my good friend David Guest has passed away after a short illness. he went peacefully surrounded by his family at 1.30am this morning.he was known by many in the film collecting community. with many buying and dealing with him. i myself have known David for over 25 years. i will miss him terribly. my thoughts are with his wife Elaine and his family at this sad time. R.I.P. David. Paul x
Posted by Kevin Clark (Member # 211) on January 18, 2019, 05:55 AM:
Very sad news indeed Paul and my thoughts are with his family and his close friends like yourself too - a peaceful passing is the best he could have hoped for with such an illness. He was certainly a larger than life character who lived life to the full and he will be greatly missed.

Sincerely, Kevin.
Posted by Stuart Reid (Member # 1460) on January 18, 2019, 05:57 AM:
Very sad news. He will be missed.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on January 18, 2019, 06:05 AM:
So sad. Although David told us at Blackpool that doctors told him there was no hope any more, there is always something inside us that doens't want to believe the worst will happen. Hope David didn't suffer too much the last weeks.

Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on January 18, 2019, 06:20 AM:
thank you Dominique for posting that picture. i am truely grateful. blackpool 2017 i think. Paul.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on January 18, 2019, 06:21 AM:
Yes, Paul, 2017.
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on January 18, 2019, 06:38 AM:
That is sad news,my thoughts are with his family and friends,Mark
Posted by Robert Crewdson (Member # 3790) on January 18, 2019, 06:38 AM:
That's very sad; at least he managed to see Christmas. I had some very good films from David. My thoughts are with the family.
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on January 18, 2019, 06:57 AM:
A great man, the likes of which we will never see again. A very sad day.
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on January 18, 2019, 07:00 AM:
This is very sad news,
Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on January 18, 2019, 07:25 AM:
Sorry to hear this Paul!
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on January 18, 2019, 07:40 AM:
So sorry to hear this extremely sad news. I think it makes David's remarkable efforts to make his last Blackpool such a great success all the more humbling, as he clearly had even less time left than expected. I'm sure that all Blackpool regular attendees will always be grateful to David and his family for the last eight years, during which an event that was previously in decline became significantly better and more popular.
Posted by Allan Broadfield (Member # 2298) on January 18, 2019, 07:43 AM:
Quite a shock. Very sorry to hear.
Posted by Del Phillipson (Member # 513) on January 18, 2019, 07:43 AM:
Heartfelt condolences to his family at this sad time.
Posted by Nigel Higgins (Member # 4312) on January 18, 2019, 07:45 AM:
Words cannot describe the thoughts are with davids family at this time.he will be so missed and im so happy to have known him .r.i.p friend .
Posted by Jose Artiles (Member # 471) on January 18, 2019, 07:46 AM:
Im terrible sad to know his passing,i buy films from him in the last 2 years, a nice,honest and reliable person. God embrace and take his soul.RIP film friend.
Posted by Simon Balderston (Member # 5106) on January 18, 2019, 08:32 AM:
so sad great man will be very much missed my thoughts are with David and his family r.i.p dear friend
Posted by Chip Gelmini (Member # 44) on January 18, 2019, 09:09 AM:
My condolences from the USA
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on January 18, 2019, 09:20 AM:
I am so glad I met him, we embraced we spoke about films and all things - Will always remember him - Prayers and love to Elaine and family - Your Shorty
Posted by Iman Yahya (Member # 5842) on January 18, 2019, 09:23 AM:
Very sad to hear this. Deepest condolences to his family. Only started delving into 16mm last year by purchasing a serviced, reliably-running NT1 from him. Hope to run something on it tonight in his honour. R.I.P.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on January 18, 2019, 09:58 AM:
Such sad news.
We will all miss David and his postings on the Forum. I have bought many films over the years from him and I will remember him every time I walk past the stack of films which came a couple of years ago at a bulk bargain price.
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on January 18, 2019, 11:11 AM:
Best wishes and condolenzes to his family.

Posted by Richard C Patchett (Member # 974) on January 18, 2019, 11:26 AM:

Very sad to here about Dave
My thoughts are with his family and friends
Posted by Francisco Javier Herrera (Member # 3532) on January 18, 2019, 11:42 AM:
Sincere condolences especially for the family and for their friends.

Posted by Joe Taffis (Member # 4) on January 18, 2019, 12:01 PM:
I've also had very good film transactions with David. My sympathy to his family...
Posted by Flavio Stabile (Member # 357) on January 18, 2019, 12:30 PM:
Very sad news...
My sincere condolences to his beloved family!

Posted by David Skillern (Member # 607) on January 18, 2019, 01:00 PM:
Well what can I say that hasn't already been said - he got me into 16mm when I popped up to Ormskirk to buy my Bell and Howell 16mm and i've still got several prints that I haven't viewed yet - all from such a great showman. He was a genuine bloke and I am so pleased I got to socialise with him in Blackpool and acquire some great films from him.

My deepest sympathy to his wife and family,

R.I.P Mr Guest
Posted by Bill Brandenstein (Member # 892) on January 18, 2019, 01:28 PM:
One of the film greats that I never got to meet, and it seems like this came so soon. Condolences to all bereaved.
Posted by Larry Arpin (Member # 744) on January 18, 2019, 02:19 PM:
Is this the same David Guest that was selling films here? Very sad.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on January 18, 2019, 02:42 PM:
Yes, Larry, it was.
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on January 18, 2019, 03:23 PM:
Very sad.

My thoughts are with his family.
Posted by John Fields Smith (Member # 5879) on January 18, 2019, 03:25 PM:
So Sad.
Posted by Kenneth Horan (Member # 3) on January 18, 2019, 03:32 PM:
I didn't know David, but I know he was loved and respected in the film collecting community. May his soul rest in peace for eternity. May his family find peace.
Posted by Clyde Miles (Member # 4032) on January 18, 2019, 05:05 PM:
multi talented man, had many great prints from him, peace for his soul and many, many blessings for his family, best
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on January 18, 2019, 05:50 PM:
Such sad news, and we knew was coming, yet difficult to actually grasp.

I can`t sort of get hold of it somehow.

David was a film dealer, but was often also very kind and thoughtful too.

I had a lot more nice friendly contacts and chats with David, than I ever bought films etc.

My thoughts are about David, and for his family.

Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on January 18, 2019, 07:54 PM:
I never had the pleasure of meeting him, however I had the idea that David was a force of nature. It seemed he could get anything done once he set his mind to it. My deepest sympathies to his family and many friends.

Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on January 19, 2019, 02:17 AM:
Was in Blackpool when we received the saddening news. Prayers continue for the family. Now at peace David.
Posted by David Hardy (Member # 4628) on January 19, 2019, 04:06 AM:
I first read this very sad news yesterday on Facebook. Dave always had the knack of coming up with that film you thought you would never get. My deep condolences to all Dave's family and friends. That is yet another void that can never be filled and he is going to very sadly missed by a lot of people.
Posted by Michael Lattavo (Member # 4280) on January 19, 2019, 10:10 AM:
Always enjoyed dealing with David. My sympathies and prayers go out to his family.
Posted by Neil Massey (Member # 5081) on January 19, 2019, 10:36 AM:
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. It was David who got me back into 16mm a few years ago with several excellent prints.

My thoughts and sympathies are with his family.
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on January 19, 2019, 01:38 PM:
So sad to hear this news sooner than we expected but at least he died peacefully.

Tonight I will watch the 'Blackpool 2017' DVD in his memory and the hard work he gave in making it all happen.

Graham S
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on January 20, 2019, 03:35 PM:
I'm sure that David said at Blackpool that when he was given the news the doctors said he had three months. Assuming this was in October they were right and he had time to make the most of what he had left. I great pity he didn't have longer than expected.

RIP Dave.
Posted by Terry Sills (Member # 3309) on January 21, 2019, 01:53 AM:
Very sad. Hope that I will be as brave as David when my time comes. R.I.P. and condolences to the family.
Posted by Phil Murat (Member # 5148) on January 21, 2019, 11:35 AM:
I didn't know him, but I pay tribute to his courage, my best thoughts are comming to his family , R.I.P David.
Posted by Dave Groves (Member # 4685) on January 21, 2019, 12:29 PM:
So sorry we never met but his influence on the forum and on so many lives won’t be forgotten. Dave

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