'SunSan' ( Henning Wessel) has passed away

This is a free speech zone where you can discuss and debate everything Cambodia related whether you're a dyed in the wool leftist, a liberal or somewhere to right of Attila the Hun. This is also where you get to read the news the local media suppresses.

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.

You have my respect and admiration - Kev
Art Won't save you !
Go Volunteer at a soup kitchen,
You pretentious fuck.
scoffer
Moderator
 
Posts: 4436
Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:01 pm

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby scoffer » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:14 pm

KL&fool wrote:Pass across peacefully, gentle soul. Your grace, generosity and affable personality resound throughout eternity. Many owe you a huge debt of gratitude. Those who never met you wish they had. Pass peacefully.


I'm still struggling with this news, but KL's words do ease my worries,
Rest In Piece Henny.
You were a kind soul and always a gentleman.
Art Won't save you !
Go Volunteer at a soup kitchen,
You pretentious fuck.
scoffer
Moderator
 
Posts: 4436
Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:01 pm

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby andyinasia » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:15 pm

Thanks for all the condolences. I think, if some of you could add one or two anecdotes, as KiR has done, I'll put this thread in a link when I email his sister; that way his family will have a portrait of Henning and how he was regarded by the community here.
Ain't nobody got time for that!
User avatar
andyinasia
I spend more time on 440 than working
 
Posts: 16315
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:31 pm
Location: Location Location

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby penguint » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:16 pm

so sad, RIP, Henning. Henning was a great guy- we will miss him and his ever helpful posts terribly. on Kh 440, and many other sites too
User avatar
penguint
I live above an internet cafe
 
Posts: 203
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:39 pm

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby andyinasia » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:22 pm

penguint wrote:so sad, RIP, Henning. Henning was a great guy- we will miss him and his ever helpful posts terribly. on Kh 440, and many other sites too


I know he was very active and helpful on Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree site - maybe someone who has an account can post something there, and any other tourism sites you know he posted on.
Ain't nobody got time for that!
User avatar
andyinasia
I spend more time on 440 than working
 
Posts: 16315
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:31 pm
Location: Location Location

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby LTO » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:23 pm

Knew him on a couple of other boards as well as this - TOA and LPTT.

Terrible news. Don't know what to say. At a loss for words.

RIP Henning.
User avatar
LTO
A Moment of Clarity
 
Posts: 2393
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:10 pm
Location: Srok Khmer

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby LTO » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:25 pm

andyinasia wrote:
penguint wrote:so sad, RIP, Henning. Henning was a great guy- we will miss him and his ever helpful posts terribly. on Kh 440, and many other sites too


I know he was very active and helpful on Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree site - maybe someone who has an account can post something there, and any other tourism sites you know he posted on.

I'll see if I can dig up my old password for LP.
User avatar
LTO
A Moment of Clarity
 
Posts: 2393
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:10 pm
Location: Srok Khmer

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby scoffer » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:25 pm

andyinasia wrote:
penguint wrote:so sad, RIP, Henning. Henning was a great guy- we will miss him and his ever helpful posts terribly. on Kh 440, and many other sites too


I know he was very active and helpful on Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree site - maybe someone who has an account can post something there, and any other tourism sites you know he posted on.


Done......
Art Won't save you !
Go Volunteer at a soup kitchen,
You pretentious fuck.
scoffer
Moderator
 
Posts: 4436
Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2004 1:01 pm

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby Jacked Camry » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:26 pm

Dammit. Henning was a great guy. A real pleasure to know, a man who got on with anyone he met, regardless of their background. A bon vivant with a great love of food, drink and pleasant conversation. Very sad. Rest in Peace, my friend.
User avatar
Jacked Camry
EGO Sum Unus Per Penitus
 
Posts: 3649
Joined: Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:53 pm

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby violet » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:28 pm

SunSan/Henning helped me retrieve and store some things that I had left behind in Cambodia. He didn't have to help, but he did simply because he could. He was good at helping people, like with taking the effort to find an effective means of delivering aid to rural villages that weren't being helped any other way during the major flooding.

Poor Scoffer won't have anyone to abuse about food porn now.

A good man who will definitely be missed and will be remembered with affection by many. I owed him a drink and a meal... it will have to wait for another lifetime now. x
The night hides the world but reveals a universe
User avatar
violet
Suspicious Little Mad Woman
 
Posts: 4043
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:48 pm
Location: Somewhere only she knows

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby jm » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:34 pm

One anecdote: In eight years of boat cruises, Henning was the only one to decide to jump in the river. No announcement, discussion of the pros and cons, he just stripped off his shirt and jumped in. An adventurous spirit.
"Garage music is not bad, because Christ was born in a manger,which was probably like a garage of that time." Sky Saxon
User avatar
jm
The Internet is my Only Friend
 
Posts: 8284
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:24 am

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby Chuangt2u » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:36 pm

RIP Sunsan. Youll be missed here.
asked if there was anything Assad could do to avert an American-led attack - "Sure, he could turn over every bit of his weapons to the international community within the next week, without delay," Kerry said. "But he isn’t about to."
User avatar
Chuangt2u
Daylight, I need Daylight !?!
 
Posts: 4654
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:11 am

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby keeping_it_riel » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:40 pm

I remember when I had the idea of writing an article - 'The K440 Minimarket Challenge': the idea being that a bunch of us would descend on a well stocked minimart one Saturday afternoon and drink one each of every alcoholic drink they kept in their fridges and simultaneously, as a group, review each and every beer, lager and stout.

First name on the teamsheet was, of course, Henning and I recall that even as the event fell into total disarray as one by one we all got ridiculously drunk and slid under the table, Henning kept his head held high and took meticulous tasting notes. After drinking us under the table, he then scooped us all up off the floor, put us in his car and took us for a burger at the old Lone Star. What a trooper.
the semi official 440 Twitter site

''I can still remember when your city smelled exciting. I still get a whiff of that aroma now and then.''
User avatar
keeping_it_riel
White Devil
 
Posts: 12802
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 11:32 am

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby andyinasia » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:45 pm

I have some details of his passing from his sister:

Henning is going to be cremated in Amsterdam. My family and I shall take his ashes to Cambodia eventually and strew them on the Mekong, as he wanted. I was thinking of the 18th of March, his birthday and also the time when we were going to visit him again. To answer your questions: Henning did travel to Europe alone. He took a short flight from PP to Bangkok where he had to get a medical statement saying he was fit to fly. I found it among his belongings. I think by then he was in a wheel chair. He took a long haul direct flight with China Airlines to Amsterdam, which would have taken 11 or 12 hrs. He arrived at the gate in a wheel chair, barely recognisable. I took him to the medical centre of Schiphol immediately and they advised us not to drive him to Germany but to have him taken to the University Hospital immediately by ambulance which happened. The reason why I wanted him in Germany was insurance coverage foremost and ofc to have him close by. But it was impossible. Henning travelled to Germany purely to get medical treatment. I think I asked him to come home the first time one or two months ago. He and I chatted on a daily basis via msn.. until the time he didnt come online anymore which would be mid July and got me worried after a few days. He decided to come very quickly. On Thursday I got the information that he was arriving in Amsterdam on Saturday.
Henning's company is aware that he passed away: http://vlktravel.com/ , there is an announcement already. I think my cousins in Malaysia must have informed him. but I also rang him this morning.
I found your name on Henning's mobile phone, I guessed you were the Andy who posted on the forum Henning often used and sent me links from.


Please click on this tribute: http://vlktravel.com/
Last edited by andyinasia on Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Ain't nobody got time for that!
User avatar
andyinasia
I spend more time on 440 than working
 
Posts: 16315
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:31 pm
Location: Location Location

Re: SunSan has passed away

Postby shizzle » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:01 pm

This is some very sad news. Henning was definitely one of the good guys and he will be missed.

I don't think this thread would be complete without a link to his touching piece, A Little Help in a Flooded Province.
User avatar
shizzle
440 Wind Overload
 
Posts: 3846
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:15 pm
Location: Amongst the surface dwelling Eloi

PreviousNext

Return to The Speakeasy




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dagenham, Joon, krisduncs, LTO, Milord, Mèo Đen, walkjivefly and 40 guests