Monday 24 May 2010

Some sad news

Robert Chambers

1964 - 2010

Sadly Mutleythedogsdayout author has passed away in his sleep at the age of 46.

Mutley the dog was quite a regular commenter at Capitalists@work, with his humorous observations and perceptive comments.
His own blog was a great joy to visit with its madcap events in a strangely surreal comedic fantasy land.
He will be sadly missed by his many followers.
Our sincere condolences to his family.

Goodbye Mutley the Dog.

Memorial page is here.

ND adds: very sad news indeed - a great talent and, clearly, a good-hearted man

I well remember when Mutley got started: as with many folk, in the comments on Guido, back in 2006. From nowhere, he grabbed instant attention with a burst of surreal invention to which our old friend Tuscan Tony, and the infamous "Peter Hitchens" immediately responded in kind, to memorable effect.

Will be missed. Adios, Mutt

Cityunslicker adds: Bugger. I can only add to the above, what a great blogger Robert was. His discussions on the work of radioactive howler monkeys will bring on tears of laughter in me forever.


lilith said...

It is very sad news.

Ms Smack said...

Amen to that. Great post for our beloved friend.

Old BE said...

That is simply awful. A man who managed to get lemons and turn them into extraordinarily witty pieces.

I will miss him.

woman on a raft said...

Dreadful news. My thoughts are with his family.

The Mistress said...

Mutley's was one of the most creative, humourous and imaginative voices in BlogsVille.

Thank you for this tribute to his memory.

Old Holborn said...

Sad news

The multi identity using troll of order order said...

Order Order and the blogosphere is a poorer place now,

RIP Robert

Electro-Kevin said...

Do you remember his odyssy with a skeleton as a travelling companion and a mischevous Tasmanian Devil living in its skull ? Always getting him in trouble with his risky comments ???

I did alert the BBC to this man and his eccentric genius as a potential script writer. It is beyond me that he passes in relative obscurity and penniless. I hope his blog is left up for posterity but that it is legally protected for his family's sake.

In the meantime I'm drowning my sorrows with pint after pint of Old Lesbian. This loss of such a great provider of warmth and merriment cannot be overstated.

Philipa said...

I've been struggling to find words to convey how shocked and sorry I am that this happened. My heart goes out to his family. Rob is missed so much by the blogosphere. But I think Kev has it in remembering how great Mutley was and how he made us all smile. I too hope Mutley's blog is left up.

Steven_L said...

I was shocked to read this sad news today too. He will be missed by a lot of people. The blogosphere has just become a much smaller place.

Raedwald said...

Likewise, I will miss him greatly. I'd really like to have met him; the revelation that Folkestone was the real setting of the Bridport radioactive Howler monkeys, his gay neighbour Giles and all the rest of the wonderfully surreal cast of characters now neatly clicks into place.

g1lgam3sh said...

Damn that's a shame, some of his comments were inspired.