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    Most people know Lou Fabiano, the Professor, previously the face of CAP Forum. He has passed away from Heart Failure after spending several weeks in hospital receiving critical care.

    Some folks are less found of him than others. I tried to take a neutral approach, i didn't like some of his business moves but i always enjoyed hanging out and chatting with him and Marie.

    My condolences to his family and friends. Rest In Peace Lou

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    Lou, you were an original. A major driving force in the industry, one of the pioneers in the affiliate world.

    I will never forget the times we had in Miami, especially with Allan.

    Rest in peace!

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    RIP Lou and my heart goes out to his family.

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    Just saw this in Facebook - Completely shocked! Lou was a legend and someone that has been around since year dot in my affiliate life. I will remember some amazing times with Lou and his family and my thoughts go out to them.

    Rest in Peace
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    My condolences to his family and friends.

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    Sorry to hear - Lou, you contributed a great deal to the industry and may you rest in peace

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    A shame for someone who did so much in the industry to pass. Rest in peace.
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    Rest in peace Lou. You will be missed.

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    My condolences go out to Lou's family. Love him or hate him, he was a legend and will be missed by many.
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    That was a shock Lou was one of the best known people in the industry, although in all honesty when I saw him in person (on a few occasions) we never said much more than 'hi how you doin?' to each other. My condolences to his family and friends.

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    Lou, you solved more affiliate issues over the years than anyone else, ever. People forget these things all too easily.

    You left a mark in the industry - and the most important part is that because of you a lot of programs have permanently improved things for affiliates.

    That is your legacy, and I hope we all can carry on for you.

    You have joined your old buddy the Captain, but not til you had given it your all, struggling for weeks in ICU.

    May you rest in peace. My thoughts are with your wife Marie and your children. Stay strong, Marie, and come to me any time...with anything.

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    Im so sorry to hear this. RIP Lou

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    There is a longer thread here https://www.gpwa.org/forum/lou-profe...ay-191560.html

    Maybe they can be combined?

    Edit by Michael Corfman: Thank you. We have merged the threads.
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    WOW

    He did a ton of positive things, for a long time, and my heart goes to his family.

    RIP dude
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    There are many different opinions of Lou Fabiano in this industry. Some saw him as a leader. Some saw him as greedy. Some saw him as a shrewd business man. And others as simply the founder of CAP. The truth of the matter was far more complex than a label. During his time with us, Lou had his qualities and his faults. His good intentions and his bad decisions... just as we all do. And in the end, as we're witness to, he had his vulnerabilities.


    Regardless of our opinions and experiences with Lou, the loss of an industry icon is no less shocking or painful. He was a father, a husband, and a friend to many. He built a successful online gaming community. He stood up for affiliates and players when it was the right thing to do. He voiced his conscience and opinions without shame. And for the few negative things we may remember about him, there were many more positive qualities that only a few got to see. Now, I choose to remember the good.


    I tried to call Lou just last week when I heard he was in the hospital. With the death of Allan, I felt it was time everyone put aside the petty differences of the past... but I never got an answer. I wanted to tell him I held no grudge for the differences we had. I wanted to tell him the things we thought were so important simply were not. And that people and relationships mean so much more than making money or running a business. Now, his number --- written down on one of my business cards --- sits staring at me from my desktop. I am overwhelmed with guilt and sorrow that I didn't get to say those things to him when I had the chance... when I knew I should have taken the opportunity. I could have been persistent and called back every day until he answered, but I didn't... and I'm sorry.


    I am deeply saddened by the passing of Lou, both as a member of this industry and as a human being. His loss --- along with other recent sobering events --- has served to remind me of my own mortality, and the limited amount of time each of us have. No one is guaranteed a tomorrow. In the confusion and competitiveness of online gaming, Lou may have lost his way at times. But I believe he always wanted the right things for his family, his friends, and his industry. I hope that in his passing, Lou finally found the peace I believe he so desperately wanted. And that somewhere right now, he is laughing with his best friend, Allan, without the earthly worries, pains, or constraints that burden us all.

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    This news saddens me to no end as Lou was one of the few folks that I really enjoyed knowing in this industry. He made you feel welcomed at every event I ever attended and went out of his way to help in any way he could when he could.

    I have very fond memories of the many times that we got to communicate while a mod at CAP, hang out at FarmTown and other facebook games right up until the end. I will miss you and pray for your family that I know you loved so dearly.

    RIP my Friend & and I hope you and your best friend 'The Captain', whom I adored as much as I did you, can both rest assured that we will continue to look after your family in your absence as best we can.

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    Rest in peace, Lou.

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    My sentiments pretty much run with Integrity on this.
    Well said and a Nice post Buddy!

    We all make some poor choices along with the good ones in life.

    In the end, we can only hope the good choices outweigh the bad, and in Lou's case, I feel he accomplished that in the end.
    I know he was a strong family man as well, so I Hope they can all pull together at this difficult time.

    R.I.P. Mr. Fabiano.

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    Although I didn't know Lou personally except for a couple of pm's, I always liked him despite any issues. I felt he always had true leadership qualities and kept programs in check.

    It was different when he stopped coming around and I must admit I was glad when I saw him posting again. I'm really sad to hear this news.

    May all our prayers be with him and his famliy.

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