April first is normally a day for jokes and pranks. But for the sim racing community this year it will be different.
Today, the news broke and we mourn the loss of William Marsh, who passed away on March 22nd 2021. William was one of the cornerstones of Sim Racing content for the last decade. We do believe he knew how the community cherished his content and his comments on the state of our hobby and sport.
Mental issues is a serious illness that strikes with no regard to physical health, wealth or social status. It doesn’t only our a dark veil over your view of life, it will strain your physical health as well and can lead to unrecoverable physical illness.
The covid pandemic is no joke whether it is in the form of the illness itself, which we have had first-hand encounters with. Or it is the mental issues from enduring the year-long lockdown and lack of social contact that we are all suffering under.
We hope that at least our races and events can give you as both drivers and fans, something to gather around and feel a part of. Some light in less bright times and something to bring us together as colleagues and friends in the community.
As so many others have encouraged, we want to join the request to encourage you to contact the first person you think of when reading this article. Give them a call and let them know that you are there for them to help, support and talk whenever it is needed. Or even better, plan something for them that you can enjoy doing together. But reach out. You never know how much it is worth to know that someone else cares for you, and that someone is ready to support and help you, and that they enjoy your company!
May you rest in peace William Marsh, April 2 1993 – March 22 2021, you are already missed. Our condolences and thoughts go to your family and friends.
We leave you with the words of Will Ford (Also the video embedded above the article)