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    I just received the email telling about him passing, so sad, very sad. I love watching his review videos, so much fun and a super guy. My condolences to his family, so tragic.
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    I've had the pleasure of watching many of Marshall's videos, over the years, since discovering the many EDC items available (that were previously unknown, to me), and it was clear that he took great efforts to inform fellow EDC enthusiasts about the many products that were available, and how they compared with each other; and they were always presented in such a knowledgeable, yet non-intimidating manner.

    Yesterday, I was sitting down at a Norm's restaurant, waiting for my meal to arrive, when I read, on my phone, about his passing, as I was perusing reddit Flashlight posts. I was saddened, and shocked to hear this news. He seemed like such a kind-spirited man, and I recall he had young children, but never realized he was only thirty-seven years old.

    I had hoped to venture out to Smyrna, someday, to visit his store, to shake his hand, and to thank him, personally, for having shared his wealth of knowledge about these items, in countless YouTube videos, which included numerous extremely informative seminars. They were invaluable, to me, and so many others. It didn't surprise me, in the least, to read that he was also a great pillar, in his community, as well. He was that kind of guy - one in a million.

    I've purchased a charger, at least one P60 drop-in, and numerous lights from Going Gear, during the past five years, and greatly admired their impressive in-house stock of items, their killer clearance deals, giveaways, and Marshall's ability to explain things, with his excellent videos, in detail, but with such ease, to (once) laymen, like me. His videos were an invaluable part of my flashlight education, and I will be forever grateful to him, for taking the time to share them with me and many thousands of others.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, and other loved ones, at this time. Clearly, he will be sorely missed.

    Rest in peace, my brother.
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    No flashlight will ever shine as bright as your soul Marshall. You will be terribly missed by everyone.
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    RIP Marshall. My prayers will be with your family.
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    This is terrible. R.I.P. Marshall.
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    I purchased my first firesteels from Marshall when that was all he was really selling. His informative and entertaining videos through the years will be greatly missed...

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    RIP.....prayers to the family.

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    Wow just found out!!!! I'M IN SHOCK. My deepest condolences for the family and friends. I'm so sad. I loved Marshall so much whenever I was not feeling good I would watch his videos and it would cheer me up. My favorite picture is Marshall walking with his dog shining his lights he will be greatly missed.

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    Although I'm less active now in the Flashlight scene than before, I'm deeply saddened to hear of Marshall's passing. My first GoingGear purchase was in 2010, and I thoroughly enjoyed Marshall's reviews. His beamshot and tint comparisons were invaluable, and it was obvious he was a kind and passionate person. He'll be sorely missed, and he'll forever have a place in my heart for the way he impacted my life.

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    Really sad news! So many times I have seen his inspiring and enjoying flashlight videos at youtube. I will miss him.

    Rest in peace Marshall!

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    Thanks for the bit of info. It's very sad news to be sure! I can understand the family wanting to keep the details private, but when someone is cut down in their prime, as Marshall was.... it's only natural to wonder what happened!! Like many, I never met him.... but felt I knew him well.

    GoingGear was one of my favorite merchants, having given them a lot of business over the years! His videos were awesome. He will definitely be missed!!
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    My heartfelt condolences to Marshall's family and friends. Like many others, I didn't know him personally, but his reviews reached an audience both near and far. Rest easy and we'll take it from here...

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    So sorry to hear this sad news. RIP Marshall you brought joy and entertainment to a whole global community who watched your videos. We will miss you.

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    Wow. This is sad. GG is a great company. I have bought gear from them multiple times. Smoke and prayers to the the family.
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    I have always enjoyed doing business with GG. Stand up company. His hard work and memories will live on. Godspeed to his family & close friends.
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    Gut punch.

    Although I never had a chance to meet him, who in the community hadn't watched his videos? I mean really. You would have to be living under a rock not to have seen at least a few.

    I can't count the number of times I was driving through Georgia from Florida to wherever and all I wanted to do with my family was veer off to Smyrna, GA to check out the shop. It just never happened.

    My thoughts are with all of you who knew him personally and of course his family. I've been through this personally. To his father, brother, wife, etc. Only time heals this wound. NOTHING ELSE I'm sorry to report. Only time. Stay strong and know that thousands of people are thinking of you.

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    RIP, Marshall! I was a long time customer and a big fan of his videos. He had such an infectious laugh and genuinely seemed to love gear just like we do. It's tragic to see someone so young pass and leave a young family behind. I see there's a GoFundMe page for them, I will visit it soon.

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    Heaven now shines a little brighter.

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    so sad ~ RIP Marshall!

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    What sad news.....

    May he rest in peace and I would like to extend my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

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    I got an email from Olight Store this morning as follows. A very generous tribute.

    They've also posted on cpf:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=439297

    ............

    Marshall W. Hoots from Going Gear will forever be a part of the Olight family. Olight began working with him in 2009 and we have received incredible support for the brand from there on out with his wonderful online/offline presence. He has had an enormous impact on Olights product evolution including the integration of moonlight mode, copper edition lights, and the naming of several models such as the legendary S1 Baton. It has been an honor to know and work with Mr. Hoots and we are extremely sorry to see him go. Rest in peace.

    Tomorrow/Friday 10/6/17, We will donate 100% of every order placed to help Marshalls family during this difficult time. We highly recommend placing an order to support one of the most important lives in the flashlight industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bdm82 View Post
    I got an email from Olight Store this morning as follows. A very generous tribute.

    They've also posted on cpf:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=439297

    ............

    Marshall W. Hoots from Going Gear will forever be a part of the Olight family. Olight began working with him in 2009 and we have received incredible support for the brand from there on out with his wonderful online/offline presence. He has had an enormous impact on Olights product evolution including the integration of moonlight mode, copper edition lights, and the naming of several models such as the legendary S1 Baton. It has been an honor to know and work with Mr. Hoots and we are extremely sorry to see him go. Rest in peace.

    Tomorrow/Friday 10/6/17, We will donate 100% of every order placed to help Marshalls family during this difficult time. We highly recommend placing an order to support one of the most important lives in the flashlight industry.
    man, that is just awsome olight
    very nice of you guys to do this
    god will bless you 10 fold for this i promise
    marshall will be missed for sure, he was such a nice and pleasant guy to do buisness with

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    I will never part with my X80 as I bought it from Marshall. It cost me a fortune in postage to the UK but I had to get the most powerful light from the best.
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    Folks, tomorrow at www.olightstore.com. Every dollar made on the website is being donated to Marshalls family. If you live in the USA, please buy something for yourself or friend and contribute to Marshalls family. Thank you for your time.

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    I'll be buying something tomorrow out of respect for Marshall, and on Saturday as a thank you to Olight. I'm sure Olight has earned many customers for life besides me with this generous gesture.

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    Some more warm tributes and remembrances on this obituary thread:

    http://www.carmichaelfuneralhomes.co...elebrationWall

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    Glad to see Olight doing this. Some of the first "real" flashlights I ever bought were because of Marshall's insight. Good show. I'll be ordering something tomorrow.
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    Rest in peace, Marshall. Prayers for the family. Classy thing you are doing Olight! Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moshow9 View Post
    My condolences to Marshall's friends and family. May he rest in peace.

    Edit: Hope you don't mind Cedric, I shared this on Bladeforums. Marshall had a presence there as well.
    No problem! Yes, he was actually a KNIFE guy!

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    RIP Marshall.

    I still remember our chat in 2011 or 2012, when i bought my Niteye EYE-30 from GG. We chatted about Suunto watches and he was a very happy to sell flashlight right next to Suunto head office. (i live about 2 miles from Suunto).

    My thoughts are with his family and friends.

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