'SunSan' ( Henning Wessel) has passed away

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'SunSan' ( Henning Wessel) has passed away

Postby andyinasia » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:05 pm

I've just received dreadful news about Henning Wessel, aka SunSan.

Some of you were aware that he had been in poor health for sometime, but I don't think any of us had any idea how serious it was. His sister contacted me via Facebook just now - here is her message:

I think Henning would have wanted me to contact some friends he had in Cambodia. Henning died in the icu on the 13th of September at 20.25 after 6 days in the VU medisch centrum (University Hospital ) in Amsterdam en route to Germany. I was in Amsterdam to pick him up. His only friend I have ever met is a Tony who lived a short time in PP and then went back to Siem Reap. And now ofc I have found you, too. I think you would know any of Henning's friends and so could pass this on. We are trying to settle a lot of red tape here. If anyone wants to contact me, he is more than welcome to do so as any news, story, information of Henning and his daily life in Cambodia is more than welcome.


I've asked her to contact me via email to get more details; in return I think the family would appreciate it if we here could organise information for a tribute re. his life here in Cambodia. Also, I don't have any contact for his business - can anyone help out my ensuring his work colleagues are informed?
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby Slippery Slope » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:24 pm

Very sad news. RIP Henning/Sunsan :(
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby kinard » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:29 pm

Oh dear, the worst news ..RIP SunSan :-(
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby Jessb52 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:30 pm

Oh my....that's awful. I noticed he hadn't posted for a while but I thought he'd just changed username.

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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby Pecahead » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:31 pm

RIP Henning. He was one of the few posters who was always helpful with information and insight into this country.
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby Typhoon » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:32 pm

Indeed very sad news, Henning was one of the good guys and a wealth of information on the region... also a great guy to go for a beer with. I liked his posts on here and other forums. He'll be sadly missed. RIP mate.
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby andyinasia » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:37 pm

If anyone has any contact details re. Henning's professional and personal life, I'd appreciate a PM or two. I knew him well enough socially, but never prized into those areas.
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby hedonismbot » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:45 pm

R.I.P

One of the good guys leaves.

I guess the combined intellect of this site has just dropped a fair margin.

R.I.P again.
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby InterNed » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:47 pm

I'd met him a few times and I've talked to him via email/pm about various matters ... I was wondering where he'd disappeared to ... I didn't know him well enough to have any good stories, but hopefully his close friends in Cambodia can talk to his sister ... Unhappy news indeed ... Ruhe in Frieden ...
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby scoffer » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:55 pm

I'm gutted at this news, Henny was one of those people that you just had to like, he had knowledge and information about SEA, he was willing to share and there was never had a price tag attached. He had not posted on k440 or any other site for about 6 weeks, My guts are just ripped apart with his death, RIP my friend...!
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby keeping_it_riel » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:57 pm

I'm truly shocked and was only thinking about him this morning.

To people on the board, he was the most helpful poster on K440, always eager to help others with accurate information and advice.

In real life, away from the board, he was also a generous and helpful person and personally organised his own flood relief effort for locals last year when Cambodia had severe weather. He simply got a bunch of friends together, filled a truck with supplies and then personally delivered (by truck and boat) the food and water to cut off villages in the provinces. How many expats would do a thing like that?

He was also delightful company for a beer and a chat and I'm greatly saddened to know I'll never be able to have a beer and a chat with him again.

RIP Henning. You'll be missed.
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby ribblerat » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:02 pm

Wow !! Very sad news indeed , my thoughts are with his Family and Friends ... RIP Friend ...... :-(
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby Jackal » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:06 pm

That's a pity, he was a good guy.

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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby violet » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:07 pm

shocked.
so sad to hear this. He was one of the good ones.
Rest In Peace and my thoughts are with all his family and friends.
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Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby scoffer » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:08 pm

After taking some time to understand the meaning of this post I have to say:
Henning - I'll miss you, In real life you were a staunch guy.
Luv'ed ya heaps. Kev.

I'm guessing his wife might be in a land of hurt at the moment,
If you guys in country can assist, please do so.

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