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This is a link post R.I.P. Poons
It is my sad duty to inform you that Poons (who also went by the name Dave Halligan and shamelessly plugged his battle with depression and alcohol addiction here on b3ta/links) left us on Saturday 30th May 2009, never to return.

His last post to b3ta/links is here.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:38, Reply)
This is a normal post Oh fuck :(

(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:42, Reply)
This is a normal post I never knew Poons (Dave) personally
But have been following his blog since it's creation. There were times it looked like things were on the up.

Sad news, rest in peace Dave.

*clicks*
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:55, Reply)
This is a normal post i like his last post
.... remember being a little lad listening to that
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:46, Reply)
This is a normal post crap.
I read his blog and thought he was on the right road?

didn't know the bloke. really sad to hear that though.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:46, Reply)
This is a normal post I can't get on your blog at work,
what happened? His last post on his site seems worryingly prophetic
howtodryout.blogspot.com/
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:50, Reply)
This is a normal post a link if you have access to Facebook
www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/group.php?gid=87440719899&ref=nf

It appears that he ended his own life within hours of making that last post. I read it as grim humour posted when he was (once again) entertaining the notion of suicide, but not yet settled on it.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:55, Reply)
This is a normal post Thats really sad
he seemed to have a bit of a sense of humour about his situation, but I suppose its easy enough to come across that way.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:59, Reply)
This is a normal post :(

(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:55, Reply)
This is a normal post : (
I fell off the wagon this weekend, it's a long hard process to deal with and a combination of depression and alcoholism is never a good one. good on him for his honesty and courage, rest in peace Mr.Poons
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:59, Reply)
This is a normal post oh my, sad news :(

(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:59, Reply)
This is a normal post damnit, that is really sad to hear :(
R.I.P mr Poons... i too have been afflicted with severe depression and alcoholism. getting there slowly, but as i am sure he would tell you, it's bloody hard. i read his original blog post back when i was a lurker and left a comment, it takes quite a lot to admit to having a problem and i admired him for that. sad indeed.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 12:59, Reply)
This is a normal post thats sad news
I was following his Blog, and he really seemed to be doing better each time he posted.

rest well man.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 13:05, Reply)
This is a normal post That is awful news.
We were gazzing and he seemed to be doing so well.

EDIT: As some of you didn't know the man, I'd like to offer a personal tribute, as I knew him a little. As well as a B3tan, Dave was a subscriber to my 'Tube channel. When he posted his Blog I got in touch to offer my support, for what it was worth. Within a short time we had exchanged telephone numbers at his request, although we never did ring each other. But we did message and he ended up helping me through the death of my father. I'd love to quote from his messages to show you what a warm and generous man he was, but I think I will keep them to myself. I shall certainly keep them forever.
We discussed his demons and I really thought we were getting there, though it is never an easy road. I don't know what happened in the final week; my messages were not replied to. I merely know this: In the short time I knew Dave he proved himself as a caring, giving, but vulnerable man. And to face his demons as he did, he was also very brave. I'm so sorry they got the better of him in the end. Rest In Peace Dave; they can't hurt you now.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 13:07, Reply)
This is a normal post .... that's horrible news :(
RIP 'poon, and thoughts go to friends and family....
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 13:12, Reply)
This is a normal post Dammit
RIP fella
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 13:21, Reply)
This is a normal post Poor guy.
Peace fella.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 13:27, Reply)
This is a normal post I had never read his blog before,
but very sad news reading back through it :(
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 13:29, Reply)
This is a normal post that's so sad ....
*says a prayer

R.I.P fella
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 13:42, Reply)
This is a normal post Safe Journey Poons
:( x
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 13:50, Reply)
This is a normal post gosh - not good
clicks "i like this" to help push it onto the popular page - not a well named button in this case

edit: Looks like he posted on B3ta the day he died: www.b3ta.com/links/321652
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 13:54, Reply)
This is a normal post :(
I've read this now and then...how sad :(
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 14:01, Reply)
This is a normal post Sad
:(

RIP a b3ta legend
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 14:13, Reply)
This is a normal post .

(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 14:14, Reply)
This is a normal post *takes off hat*
poor poons :(
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 14:15, Reply)
This is a normal post D:
RIP poons :(

i've been following his blog for ages, its weird how i feel so sad for him, yet never met him or spoke to him

RIP
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 14:18, Reply)
This is a normal post I feel the same.

(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 14:21, Reply)
This is a normal post Wait, hang on,
how did he pass? Was it via suicide?
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 14:20, Reply)
This is a normal post yes, I believe so
though I don't have all the details
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 14:43, Reply)
This is a normal post I have very mixed feelings about suicide
but I won't bash, he was obviously very troubled :(
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 15:02, Reply)
This is a normal post RIP Poons.
Poor man. God will take good care.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 14:20, Reply)
This is a normal post Rest in bytes Poons
google cache will never delete you.

Addiction is a hard struggle in live :-(
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 14:45, Reply)
This is a normal post So tragic... :¬(
R.I.P. Poons
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 14:50, Reply)
This is a normal post V Sad.
I followed his blog, sad times. Terrible shame. RIP Poons / Dave.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 15:34, Reply)
This is a normal post :(
How very sad. Poor guy. RIP
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 16:02, Reply)
This is a normal post Sorry to hear this
didn't know him at all, but remember reading his blog a few times.. very sad :(
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 16:23, Reply)
This is a normal post .
very sad mate. sorry to hear it.

not the first b3tan to leave us early (thatnikonfella also left us a while back). always sad to hear. :(
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 17:31, Reply)
This is a normal post Fuck.
That's all. Fuck.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 17:33, Reply)
This is a normal post : (
I read his blog, and always admired his candour. RIP Poons.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 17:45, Reply)
This is a normal post RIP mate
I only know him from seeing his name on /links, and it's sad to think that I wont see his name on /links again - which seems a strange thing to say

I hope his friends and family can take some comfort from seeing how many people he seemed to have touched via b3ta and his blog.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 18:09, Reply)
This is a normal post what a cunt for leaving us...
how dare such a nice guy leave the world too early!

i feel robbed of a great man, i too had spoken with him and followed his blog, he always seemed so engaging, the kind of guy you could listen to for hours on end, not about the alcoholism, but anything really.. so so sad :(

RIP poon

love to family and friends, hope this thread is newslettered, more people need to be aware him this kind mans passing
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 20:41, Reply)
This is a normal post well, bugger.
i followed his blog as i was going through a similar process. I remember when he started it shoved me through the next couple of days and i'm glad to say i now drink like a normal person not like the fiend i was. Poons had a part to play in that without a doubt.

To him, and his family and friends, i salute him and wish them well.
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 20:59, Reply)
This is a normal post This isn't the first time b3ta has lost a good soul
*hugs*
(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 22:30, Reply)
This is a normal post this ^

(, Mon 8 Jun 2009, 23:03, Reply)
This is a normal post Sad, very sad.

(, Tue 9 Jun 2009, 10:23, Reply)
This is a normal post *huggles everybody*
:'(
(, Tue 9 Jun 2009, 10:23, Reply)
This is a normal post R.I.P Poons.
Really sad news.

Thoughts with family and friends.

Bugger.
(, Tue 9 Jun 2009, 10:47, Reply)
This is a normal post Fuck.
This is tragic. Can we at least get a newsletter dedication?

RIP, sir.
(, Tue 9 Jun 2009, 12:03, Reply)
This is a normal post Fuck...
RIP Poons
(, Tue 9 Jun 2009, 12:57, Reply)
This is a normal post R.I.P Mate

(, Fri 12 Jun 2009, 19:40, Reply)
This is a normal post Sorry
to read of this
(, Sun 21 Jun 2009, 17:21, Reply)