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Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by Laura » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:50 am

Many of us have learned the news today that Laura from Denmark has passed away. Those of us who had the pleasure of knowing her via this forum, the 70K Cruise last year, other festivals, and so on, know what an incredibly delightful woman she was and what a loving relationship she had with her husband Fredrik. Fredrik - I can not began to imagine your loss right now - I hope you don't mind that I started a thread in her honor.

My primary memory of Laura is her smile (I don't think I saw her without a smile on the boat!), her kindness & friendliness, and last but not least - her zest for life and Carpe Diem! attitude. The latter I learned the most from some private online conversations I had with her....I felt very connected to her in that way, because it is an attitude I strive to live by as well. I am deeply saddened we will not meet again in this lifetime, but I am so grateful to have known her. And to Fredrik - my thoughts are with you.
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by pablov8 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:55 am

This news suck. I didn't know her personally but I remember being on the same bus when going to the pre party this year

Rest in peace, and my condolences to her husband (i think he's Uncle Soda in the forums, right?).
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by sabaton » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:05 pm

Our condoleances.....
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by Goddess of Metal » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:08 pm

Laura wrote:Many of us have learned the news today that Laura from Denmark has passed away. Those of us who had the pleasure of knowing her via this forum, the 70K Cruise last year, other festivals, and so on, know what an incredibly delightful woman she was and what a loving relationship she had with her husband Fredrik. Fredrik - I can not began to imagine your loss right now - I hope you don't mind that I started a thread in her honor.

My primary memory of Laura is her smile (I don't think I saw her without a smile on the boat!), her kindness & friendliness, and last but not least - her zest for life and Carpe Diem! attitude. The latter I learned the most from some private online conversations I had with her....I felt very connected to her in that way, because it is an attitude I strive to live by as well. I am deeply saddened we will not meet again in this lifetime, but I am so grateful to have known her. And to Fredrik - my thoughts are with you.


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by KeithYorkMetal » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:10 pm

I do not know her..but...May the goddess protect her and her husband, and may she find peace. :(
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by AlaskaRachel » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:32 pm

I looked up to her quite a bit. I looked into every band she would post about because we liked a lot of the same stuff, and I had a LOT of respect and admiration for her because she ran her own business....one where she made/sold what she loved. I remember chatting with her in the Ladies thread about stalking Turisas and Moonsorrow together. There are not a lot of women who I meet and think "This chick is awesome. I want to be like her." She was a beautiful woman with a lot of spirit. And she wouldn't take shit from anyone!
Her close friends and family and Uncle Soda have my deepest condolences. She was truly one-of-a-kind.
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by gnoff_the_creep » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:48 pm

I will always remember Laura as a happy and fun person, we had such a good time together on many occasions and will miss her very much.

I am making my way to Copenhagen to attend the funeral with Ulrika and though sad it will be I will still remember her with joy.
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by Stained Class » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:00 pm

I only had a chance to talk to her once and I'm glad she did. Like everyone here said she always had a smile on her face and it was infectious. RIP
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by WizardBeast » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:18 pm

I feel honored to have known Laura. She is THE definition of the person who follows her dreams in life. Laura, hon, I will always remember that first and foremost, you followed and ACHIEVED your dreams and never looked back!!! She was a woman of my own heart. Creative, musical, fun, witty, multi-lingual, well traveled, and not to mention adorable!

I loved hearing her story of how she practiced Swedish while growing up in Italy, and couldn't wait to move north as soon as she could, to be closer to the music scene and type of people SHE felt SHE could really connect with. The story of how she and Fredrik met was also so sweet and wonderful, just like their relationship. I am simply devastated that such a wonderful, "perpetual newlywed" type of relationship couldn't be permitted to develop into very old age, as it no doubt would have done. However, that being said, they seemed to have a lifetime of love realized in a decade or so, and it is most fortunate that they could share it.

Laura is gone far too young. I HAVE to say that she made the absolute most of her time here though. THE MOST. And that is NOT tragic. I'm so very saddened but will do my best to remember Laura with smiles, hugs, and laughter.

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by last_candle » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:29 pm

I never had a talk with her, but the things you guys wrote about her fit the "un-unnoticeable " positive charisma she had.
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by Memnoch » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:37 pm

Even if I've had a couple of days to try and get used to the idea of never seeing Laura again, it all seems so unreal. I am so saddened that I (nor Riikka) can't make it to Copenhagen this weekend, but I have talked quite a lot with Fredrik and I'm sure he knows I will be there in spirit.
I only got to know Laura for less than two years, but she managed to find her way into my heart and become a part of my family. Or perhaps not family, more like a life-long friend - as to me that's more valuable than any blood connection.
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by WizardBeast » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:41 pm

Memnoch wrote:Even if I've had a couple of days to try and get used to the idea of never seeing Laura again, it all seems so unreal. I am so saddened that I (nor Riikka) can't make it to Copenhagen this weekend, but I have talked quite a lot with Fredrik and I'm sure he knows I will be there in spirit.
I only got to know Laura for less than two years, but she managed to find her way into my heart and become a part of my family. Or perhaps not family, more like a life-long friend - as to me that's more valuable than any blood connection.


Ville, she certainly did make quite an impression in two years, didn't she! what a fitting memorial, though it's still shocking and sad.

My heart goes out to you and Riikka, too.
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by cowboy71 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:47 pm

Didn't really know her, but respected what she wrote whenever she posted on the forum. And while I never got to speak with her, I saw her often on the boat and she always seemed full of energy, with a huge smile.

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by mooyagi » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:49 pm

She was fun ever since she first started appearing here on the forums. I didn't get to spend too much time with her on the ship last year but she definitely always had a great big smile on her face. It's so tragic to see yet another member of our extended family taken from us too soon.

RIP Laura. :cheers:

Edit: I do remember one time we got to chat was in the room where the CNN interviews were taking place. The CNN guy was so excited to interview her. "I found someone with lots of color!" :lol:
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by Memnoch » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:54 pm

mooyagi wrote:Edit: I do remember one time we got to chat was in the room where the CNN interviews were taking place. The CNN guy was so excited to interview her. "I found someone with lots of color!" :lol:

We teased her about that interview a lot. "So, you went to a cabin with a non-metalhead, creepy looking older guy just because he said he's with CNN?" :lol:
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by mooyagi » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:56 pm

Memnoch wrote:
mooyagi wrote:Edit: I do remember one time we got to chat was in the room where the CNN interviews were taking place. The CNN guy was so excited to interview her. "I found someone with lots of color!" :lol:

We teased her about that interview a lot. "So, you went to a cabin with a non-metalhead, creepy looking older guy just because he said he's with CNN?" :lol:


That does sound creepy :?
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by Memnoch » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:57 pm

Maybe the reporter guy should join the forum then? Creepers unite! :lol:
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by Bentz! » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:08 pm

Moonsorrow will be played loudly when I get home from work.

Meredith and I were lucky enough to spend some time chatting with Laura and Fredrik most recently at Metalcamp.
She was definitely one of a kind and we both were looking forward to seeing her and Fredrik again in the future.

I cannot imagine what Fredrik is going through right now. My heart goes out to him and all her friends and family.
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by Lala » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:31 pm

So sad about this. She was a very nice Girl, always smiling. Just had 2 Minutes to talk to her....
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by alex_canada » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:32 pm

Never talked to her at all, but if she was anything like her posts she was informed and respectful. Always seemed to be positive. RIP.
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by Ecliptica » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:45 pm

You guys said everything I wanted to already.

RIP Laura and condolences to Frederik :cry: :cry:
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gnoff - I recognize your picture is from the pre-party at Grand Central last year!! That was such a great night and I have quite a few pictures of and with Laura & Fredrik as well. I was SO excited to meet them after knowing them only online from this forum and facebook. I have several other pictures as well, but I think the one I took of them during Pretty Maids pool deck set (and I know you were there too, gnoff! :cheers: ) is my favorite even though it is too bright and over-exposed lightwise. As I said on facebook, however, I think the brightness suits and mirrors Laura's energy, life & love for Fredrik. I mean - look at her! :D How many people can wear their hair that way and dress in those awesome clothes & jewelry and carry it off so confidently and with such flair?? Only a truly unique individual, that's who. :cool: :cool:

:cheers: Laura - I SO admired you for that awesome uniqueness!

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by torpedo20 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:13 pm

I got the privilege of meeting both Laura and Frederik for the 1st time at the hotel we all stayed in. I have the fondest memories of Laura and our short time together on broad of 70k.
What a delightful person she was! I still can't wrap my head around that I won't be seeing her again... very saddened by this news.

My sincere condolences to Frederik and her family on her passing. May she rest in peace and here is to colour PINK!
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by gnoff_the_creep » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:33 pm

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by metal_steve » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:58 pm

I did not personally know Laura - just from her postings on the forum. However, on the ship she was unmissable; both from her signature pink hair and lovely smile.

My condolences to her family and friends.

RIP Laura.
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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by Stained Class » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:59 pm

I added some pink to my signature. I vote we pink up the forum up until the cruise as a gesture.
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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by gnoff_the_creep » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:01 pm

I agree
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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by Blackfhyre » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:06 pm

I agree too it's a very nice gesture
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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by mooyagi » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:06 pm

Stained Class wrote:I added some pink to my signature. I vote we pink up the forum up until the cruise as a gesture.


Signature is now pink. Good idea!
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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by DemonNIN » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:26 pm

Mine too is now pink .. I think I only got a nod and a "hi" with her...but she was such an inspirational person.. so creative... unique. She will be missed by acquaintances and close friends.
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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by ShoreSlayer » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:37 pm

So very shocked and saddened to hear this.

Deepest condolences to Uncle Soda and all those closest to Laura.
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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by KDibildeaux » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:54 pm

I, too was also shocked when I heard the news. I only briefly met Laura in person but found her to be a very nice, happy person. Extremely creative and artistic. My condolences to Fredrik, they were such a great couple and clearly very in love.

RIP Laura :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by metalgoddess » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:01 pm

Laura was such a sweet soul. My heart aches for Fredrick.


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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by Gandalf » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:14 pm

We met on saturday night in Miami, 2 days before the cruise. We had a blast. Such a nice person. I can't believe it. I tought she left the hospital because she was ok...Shit!!
Fred, take care of yourself mate, sorry, I never know what to say ...


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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by Daenerys » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:23 pm

As mentioned in the other thread, we're so happy we got to spend some time, even if it was brief with Laura and Fredrick in Croatia. I'll never forget her offering me some of the toilet paper she swiped from the temp festival toilets, "Are you sure you don't want some, we got the last roll that was left!" :lol: Beauty and brains, all rolled into one :beerwink: We'll miss you Laura!
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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by TOM CRUISE » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:35 pm

Thank you Laura for your kind thought into making this tribute. Laura was a class A metalhead and woman. Her laugh was the most adorable thing I have ever heard. Everytime I ran into her on the last 70K cruise her eyes lit up and her infectious smile would go big and bright. She was the nicest, kindest soul. I too, cannot imagine what Fredrik is going through. Because they were clearly so deeply connected and in love.

I was so upset at school today and my classmates were trying to assure me that she was not suffering anymore and in a better place. I said yes. Valhalla.

Life is so short, hug those close to you and be kind to those who are your allies. Laura was nice to everyone she met. In the brief time that I knew her , I learned a lot from her . Music - they both got me heavy into Moonsorrow and simple human compassion.

Laura /Madame LePink- Rest well and you will be missed on the earthly plane..... We shall raise our drinks to Valhalla and toast to you in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Remembering Laura (MadameLePink)

by torpedo20 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:57 pm

Thank you Scott.

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