Death of Rainwalker

Anything and everything about Thailand
User avatar
Gaybutton
Site Admin
Posts: 14539
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:21 am
Location: Thailand
Liked: 1 time
Been liked: 536 times

#1 Death of Rainwalker

Postby Gaybutton » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:56 am

My thanks to both Thaiworthy and Travelerjim for informing me. I received both notifications simultaneously.

Image

I am very sad to have to post that Harold Gershuny, known to many of us as Rainwalker, died this morning of an apparent sudden heart attack.

Rainwalker was well known and a good friend to many of us in Pattaya. He had been a long time moderator on the Gay Thailand board.

Of course, as further details become available they will be posted.

_______________________________________________

I just received the following in an email:

Harold Gershuny, a/k/a "Rainwalker", died suddenly last night at his home in Jomtein Navette. He was found on his bedroom floor by his husband, Rick Hunter who is visiting from New York.

Harold and Rick apparently had a enjoyable evening out the night before, with dinner at Mantra and barhopping in Boyztown.

User avatar
windwalker
Posts: 1232
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:59 am
Liked: 142 times
Been liked: 53 times

#2 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby windwalker » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:20 pm

I had met Harold, last night, at Oscars in Boyztown. So sad to know of his passing. He will be missed by all.

User avatar
ChrisUK
Posts: 24
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:30 pm
Location: England/Thailand
Liked: 11 times
Been liked: 4 times

#3 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby ChrisUK » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:34 pm

Truly sad news.
Sanook; just want to have fun in the sun

User avatar
thaiworthy
Posts: 1320
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:46 pm
Location: Bang Na, Bangkok
Liked: 54 times
Been liked: 129 times

#4 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby thaiworthy » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:52 pm

I had dinner and drinks with Harold here in BKK on January 6, the night before his husband Rick was due to arrive from NY. It's fortuitous that he was here in town instead of thousands of miles away. Here's a picture of them together when they met 31 years ago, which I obtained from Rick's FB page. Harold was 70. RIP, Harold.

Image
"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things." --George Carlin

Dodger
Posts: 668
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:58 am
Liked: 7 times
Been liked: 144 times

#5 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby Dodger » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:29 pm

Very sad news.

I've known Harold for most of the 20 years that I've been coming to Thailand and he will be dearly missed.

Great guy...great personality...more intelligent than most around him and always down-to-earth...so sad!

PattayaBob
Posts: 53
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:42 pm

#6 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby PattayaBob » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:35 pm

Any news on funeral arrangements? RIP Harold

User avatar
windwalker
Posts: 1232
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:59 am
Liked: 142 times
Been liked: 53 times

#7 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby windwalker » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:11 pm

No funeral arrangements have yet been announced.

Captain Swing
Posts: 141
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:12 pm
Liked: 6 times
Been liked: 26 times

#8 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby Captain Swing » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:09 am

Quote: '"died this morning of an apparent sudden heart attack.....Harold and Rick apparently had a enjoyable evening out the night before, with dinner at Mantra and barhopping in Boyztown."

I didn't know the gentleman. I'm sorry for his untimely passing, but I have to say, when my time comes I hope I'm lucky enough to go in a similar fashion.

User avatar
Gaybutton
Site Admin
Posts: 14539
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:21 am
Location: Thailand
Liked: 1 time
Been liked: 536 times

#9 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby Gaybutton » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:59 pm

My latest information is there will be a funeral and cremation for Harold in Pattaya. Plans are being made, but are not finalized yet. When more information becomes available, especially when and at which wat the funeral will be, of course it will be posted.

From what I am told, there should be more information within the next day or two.

User avatar
bao-bao
Posts: 887
Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:29 am
Liked: 36 times
Been liked: 5 times

#10 Re: Death of Rainwalker

Postby bao-bao » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:26 am

I only had the pleasure of meeting Rainwalker once or twice, but we'd emailed and exchanged messages on the board quite a number of times over the 15 years or so I've been visiting Thailand. He was always helpful with his replies, and a pleasant person to chat with. I'll miss that, and I offer my good thoughts to him, wherever he is now.

I hope his passing was gentle.


Return to “Thailand”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: colmx, Dodger, Farangholiday, fedssocr1, lukylok and 54 guests