A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away

Transformers News: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away

Sunday, March 11th, 2007 4:40AM CDT

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I regret to have to bring forward this sad news, but we have lost one of our own early this morning. I just received a phone call from Ryan where he told me Bill Koshorek (aka TFmaster) has passed away from a heart attack he had on Thursday. This is sad news indeed as he was only 31 years old and leaves behind a loving wife and son who is only 8 years old.

For those of you who do not know who Bill was, he was a customizer and webmaster of Transtopia. This website was the best resource for Transformers kitbash, and is filled with unbeleivable talent, some of which was his own creations. He also was a moderator here on Seibertron.com and helped out with the Kitbash area of the site.

Our prayers go out to his family as they deal with this difficult time which is now ahead of them. Please take a moment whether it be of silence or a prayer. He will be missed.

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Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49130)
Posted by Air Commander Starscream on March 11th, 2007 @ 5:06am CDT
I would just like to say that my prayers go out to his family. I feel so sorry for them, especially his son who is only 8 years old. It's going to be a long and difficult road, but they will get through this.

I only met him once and that was at last years Botcon, he was a nice guy and his family was very nice. I wish I could have known him a bit better.

RIP TFmaster.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49132)
Posted by Tigertrack on March 11th, 2007 @ 5:07am CDT
It is truly sad. No matter how much the fandom will miss him, the loss of a father for a young child is even sadder.

RIP Bill.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49139)
Posted by Burn on March 11th, 2007 @ 5:17am CDT
Well ... shit. :?
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49147)
Posted by Anonymous on March 11th, 2007 @ 5:30am CDT
I have to say THIS REALLY SUCKS. Tfmaster was not only THE greatest kitbasher, he was also the very reason and inspiration for me to start kitbashing. I only hope that a donation fund is put up for his family.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49149)
Posted by Seibertron on March 11th, 2007 @ 5:31am CDT
I'm still trying to get ahold of Lauren (TFmaster's wife). She emailed me about 2 hours ago regarding Bill's death. She wants me to get ahold of Don Figueroa. Can someone send me his email address so that I can pass it along to her? Please send it to me via PM or via the contact form at http://www.seibertron.com/contact/index.php

Thank you,
Ryan
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49151)
Posted by TENIME_art on March 11th, 2007 @ 5:34am CDT
F**k. I am speechless...
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49152)
Posted by Professor Smooth on March 11th, 2007 @ 5:34am CDT
I'm getting a Page Not Found link from that page, Ryan. I've sent you Mr. Figueroa's email address.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49154)
Posted by Powersurge on March 11th, 2007 @ 5:40am CDT
That really sucks, i hope the site stays up in his memory.
The fandom has lost one of its best.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49156)
Posted by Danish-Liokaiser on March 11th, 2007 @ 5:46am CDT
No ... ='/
So young, and with Wife and a kid on 8 there ask "Where is daddy now?" =/ ...

One of our soldiers have died ... hes lost, but we will remember hes name "TFmaster" ='/ ...
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49159)
Posted by Skullgrin140 on March 11th, 2007 @ 5:48am CDT
Oh F**k! I'm just speachless! We lost one of the greatest transformers Kitbashers that ever Lived!

R.I.P TFmaster, You Shall be missed :(
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49171)
Posted by MacrossFA19 on March 11th, 2007 @ 6:10am CDT
WOW, just WOW. Don't know what to say. So young. My heart and prayers go out to his family.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49176)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 11th, 2007 @ 6:23am CDT
...31? O_o...

May God be with his family, and help them through this time.

God rest his soul.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49184)
Posted by Blozor on March 11th, 2007 @ 6:34am CDT
That guy was a genius. I always looked forward to seeing his kitbashes. My condolences.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49188)
Posted by Raymond T. on March 11th, 2007 @ 6:45am CDT
My thoughts and best wishes are with his family.

May his memory life on in the work and art others in their projects still to come...
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49190)
Posted by TrailWrecker on March 11th, 2007 @ 6:50am CDT
rest in piece, my friend. you will be missed.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49193)
Posted by TFBuyer on March 11th, 2007 @ 6:52am CDT
The loss in itself is hard to fathom....but 31??? Much too young for a man who obviously had so much life. My prayers are with his family...
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49198)
Posted by Mxprime on March 11th, 2007 @ 7:13am CDT
A brilliant kitbasher, I freaking loved his masterpiece powermaster prime.......it's never good to hear when someone dies whoever it is, my condolences go to his family.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49202)
Posted by Prowl76 on March 11th, 2007 @ 7:41am CDT
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family this day. May he find eternal rest.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49203)
Posted by Rijie on March 11th, 2007 @ 7:52am CDT
You will be forever in my heart TFM. Rest in peace.
Re: A Sad Day For Transformers fans: TFmaster of Transtopia.com Has Passed Away (49204)
Posted by Rogue. on March 11th, 2007 @ 7:56am CDT
:(

I was just at his site the other day, too... first time I had been there in a while.

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