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Pilgrim dies of heart attack

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Very sad news. My thoughts to the family.......
 
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Some but not all, and other routes too.
My thoughts and prayers go with the family.
 
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May He R.I.P. My thoughts are with his poor family So many people dyeing so young.
 

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Very sad. Second this year I think. Wasn't a 66 year old found in the Pyrenees earlier this year?
 

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So sorry to hear this sad story and so young may he rest in peace and his parents and brother receive strength to cope with their loss.
 
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Sad news
As a tear falls
I wonder
He passed doing what in his heart,felt good and right.
Surely the gates of Heaven open to such as these...
Santiagos hand on his shoulder as smiling,leads him home
My sincere condolences to his familia
 
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Second this year I think. Wasn't a 66 year old found in the Pyrenees earlier this year?

Yes, another pilgrim (I don't recall his age) died on the Pyrenees. There are at least two more deaths this year. In early June another pilgrim died after being hitted by a car in O Pino. In May, a German pilgrim died when was swimming in Fisterra...
 

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Sad news
As a tear falls
I wonder
He passed doing what in his heart,felt good and right.
Surely the gates of Heaven open to such as these...
Santiagos hand on his shoulder as smiling,leads him home
My sincere condolences to his familia


William:
Beautifully stated and warming sentiments that give comfort to those who grieve.
Thanks for this.
Bob
 

november_moon

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I've been thinking about this pilgrim who died of a heart attack since I first learned about it. You usually don't hear of people that young suffering heart attacks. It makes me wonder if he had a weakness in his heart that he just didn't know about and the stress from this climb was just too much for him.
 
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Twice walked from St Jean to Estella and once from Sarria to Santiago. Maybe someday I'll find the time to do the entire walk.
I've found the time. Just completed SJPP to Santiago. 25 Aug to 1st Oct, 2016.
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Sad news and more so when we hear the death is that of a young person.
RIP.
 
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May He R.I.P. My thoughts are with his poor family So many people dyeing so young.
In 20010 when I was doing Camino del Norte a man from Barcelona was found dead in the Hostal in Aviles unable to wake him and was discovered he had died of a heart attack in his mid-late sixties...it happens my friends..if I die on the Camino I have requested to be buried here rather tha return to Canada. Rip on this man who recently and on his family so young
 
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The ascent to La Faba from Las Herrerias is steep and on a hot day would be very challenging. Perhaps he had a pre-existing cardiac condition. Maybe he didn't know he had one. Sad news. May he rest in Peace.
 
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For a few years I've kept a blog post going on pilgrim memorials.

http://amawalker.blogspot.com/2012/08/memorials-pilgrims-who-died-on-camino.html
Sillydoll, here is another one for your list: a friend of my late father's, François Lefebvre. 2010.

François was an ingeneer at the "local" nuclear plant. While he worked full time and raised his family he also kept the family farm alive with his wife, his brother and her sister (the boys married the girls). Upon retiring, or when he was about to, he won the lotery. It was not an obscence amount of money, but enough to guarantee his retirement living well, and leaving something to his daughters. With that money he and his wife travelled once or twice a year. One of those trips, one of the first ones, was the Camino.

Only a few days after leaving SJPP he woke up feeling tired. His wife suggested they take a day off and rest. He said no, let's just walk. And they did, until he collapsed, litterally on the Camino. I wish I could remember exactly where, but perhaps around Estella, or Puente la Reina.

Carpe diem...
 
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