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Author of The Rational Male and The Rational Male, Preventive Medicine

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[…] The Private Man Has Completed His Journey […]

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“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” –Napoleon Bonaparte

Andrew lived.

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John Lennon co-starred as a doomed WW2 soldier in “How I Won The War.” When his movie character is shot, he looks at the camera and says:

“I knew this was going to happen. YOU knew this was going to happen”.

At least Drew knew it was going to happen, stayed strong enough to have his last hurrah, and one hopes, bask in some of the good thoughts and gratitude coming his way, mine included.

Glad to see they’ll at least keep his shop going so future newbs can get the benefit of his SMP gospel.

Speaking of old old gospel:

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Alas. We’ve lost a great one, an honest and good fighter, and we are diminished.

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May he rest in the grace and peace he so demonstrated by his life.

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He left as he lived, on his own terms. That’s not a bad thing at all. Keeping his site live is a fine memorial.

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Thank you for making the announcement. There is something right about his obit. being published in this little corner of the internet.

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Good show, Private Man.

I’m in the process of going back and re-reading his posts from the beginning in 2011. Superb stuff.

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Cheers, Private Man. Thanks for the sad update, Rollo

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RIP Brother

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Kyrie eleison.

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God’s speed Private Man

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Fair winds and following seas.

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“It can’t be that bad, since nobody came back so far.” was what my uncle used to say.

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RIP… The world was better for having you in it.

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My sincere condolences.

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God rest you, TPM. Know that your work will carry on and continue to change lives for the better!

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I thank The Private Man and my gods for him being one of the backbones of the manosphere. When the manosphere needed help, he gave it as a blogger. He could write and speak so well as to inspire real life into guys. He wasn’t given a chance to die when he was done. It’s a damn shame. But he accepted the challenge of dying gracefully. He is a great example of not being afraid to die. (Which is a trait of of really living.) You could see it in his living. Within his words and his videos. And then… Read more »

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RIP Mr. Hansen.
I have enjoyed your writings very much !!

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I discovered his blog during my separation/divorce after 30 years of marriage. He felt like a kindred spirit. We both lived in South Florida, both rode motorcycles, both from the same era. Reading his stuff made me feel less alone. And it helped me understand how to deal with women while dating in my 50’s.

When I think about the traits, characteristics and actions of a real man, I think of him.

Thank you so much for everything Private Man.

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RIP Andrew … you left the world better for you having been in it and in living an honorable life with integrity.

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I’m a better (and happier) man because of him – Godspeed my friend..

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Our maker has called him home.

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One soldier down. Is there someone who can pick up his weapon to continue the fight?

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I learned about Andrew when I saw him on Stefan Molyneux’s channel back in February and I’m so glad I did. I wish I had known him outside the internet because he came across as so genuine and open, I immediately felt like he would have been a great friend to sit back with, share a beer, and discuss the nature of things. I’ve checked up on him periodically and was able to see the party he had, etc, so it was sad to find out that he passed recently. It takes a very special person to have a sense… Read more »

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It is somewhat amazing how things in the manosphere have changed so much in five years. I only came to this medium in the last three and a half years. And it pretty much entirely changed my life for the better. (And it changed my family’s life for the better. They don’t actually know that, nor do they care. As long as I keep providing it doesn’t even matter. I’m good at is and I’m happy to do so.). I had not been privy to the manosphere blogs prior, but occasionally like to go back to the old classic stuff.… Read more »

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Another guy that died to young, that I never had the privilege of reading, in the before five years ago Manosphere was, as described by Ian Ironwood: Quote: Munson Munson, like Deti, never had a blog of his own.  He, too, was a “professional commenter”, a man who was comfortable saying his piece on other people’s soapboxes.  But unlike a lot of lurkers and outright trolls, Munson never hesitated to take a well-reasoned and impassioned stand on a subject in the Manosphere. Thomas V. Munson was a happily-married attorney who lived with his wife in the Western US (Boise, Idaho,… Read more »

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I never met Andrew in person, but for about a year, there were a group of Men who got together on a periodic conference call and chatted about life. Andrew was one of those Men. All of us got to know each other, at one time we talked about creating “something” online that would take our conversations and share them with a broader audience – that didn’t happen, but the calls still continued. Eventually, the dozen or so Men faded away, off on their own paths (much like in real life). For us, it’s just the way of life, how… Read more »

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I remember the first time I talked with Drew. We used to have really long conversations pontificating life.

When he told me about the dx, we had a long discussion. He was a good friend and he was always there to offer his wisdom.

God speed Brother. Travel well.

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