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I just read on Facebook that Dr. Donny George passed away on the way to Chicago today.  Can anyone confirm?

If this is true, this is a great loss to our nation. RIP.
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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 10:20:35 PM »
This has been confirmed. So sad.

I think the Chicago info was wrong though. Someone else said it was actually in Toronto.

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 12:24:53 AM »
I just received a text msg. He died at the airport apparently. I know he had 2 lectures planned in Toronto. One was for Friday and the other for today Saturday.

Horrible. I'm still in shock.
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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 12:24:53 AM »

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011, 12:51:50 AM »
I am still in shock! I couldn't believe it when I heard it. I was so looking forward to the lecture tomorrow and was busy telling my friends about it, and then I heard this. wow. What a loss, alaha manyekhle!

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011, 01:12:30 AM »
I just woke up to this news - so, incredibly, painfully sad. He was one of the best from his generation, and so fun to talk to and listen to about Assyrian history. We didn't have enough of him.  :cry:

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 02:08:46 AM »
It is indeed a tremendous loss. 

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2011, 03:35:29 AM »
RIP

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2011, 06:38:11 AM »
We share in the loss of the Dr. Donny George Youkhana family, it is a worldwide detriment for the Assyrian nation.

Thus far, I've only heard that he passed away in Toronto, and that he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, but said to have been on his way to Chicago.
We will have more info in Chicago by Saturday (daytime). . .  the family is here!
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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2011, 07:25:57 AM »

He was invited to lecture in Toronto as I read days ago,
His death is a big loss for the Assyrian nation. May the mighty Ashur bless his soul.

My deep condolences for his family and the Assyrian nation.

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2011, 01:23:15 PM »
I just heard that there will be a memorial for him at the same place and time where he was going to give the lecture today, to be organized by ACSSU. At the Assyrian Society Hall in Mississauga, ON.

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011, 02:02:54 PM »
Alaha manyekhle o yawele kha sama go Nora Perdaisa um Kyahne o Zadiqeh.
She lusted after the Assyrians, governors and officials, the ones near, magnificently dressed, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable young men.

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2011, 04:58:16 PM »
Donny George had just arrived at the airport, and outside were the president and VP of the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Association of Canada waiting to greet him. As he was passing from his gate to the customs, he had a heart-attack and fell.  CPR was performed on him by an on-site emergency personnel, and was later taken to a local hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

I was so looking forward to attending his lecture today here in Toronto, so the news of his passing couldn't have been more shocking and unexpected.

May he rest in peace. And while we mourn his death, let us work hard and encourage more of our people to follow his footsteps, but working in his field and showcasing our history and contributions to the world. His death doesn't spell the end of Assyriology, but should be taken as an inspiration for more and more people to work in this field worldwide.

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2011, 05:27:31 PM »
We have lost some great Assyrians in the last few years in different disciplines and fields including:

author Hormiz Abouna, soccer coaching legend Ammo Baba, painter and professor Hannibal Alkhas, singer George Homeh and now archaeologist and author Donny George.

The question is, have we replaced them or we be able to replace them?


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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2011, 08:23:41 AM »
Such terrible news  :cry:

Although I had not known him personally I am very familiar with his activism since the looting of Iraq's museum in 2003.

What a great loss to our nation - he died working for the Assyrian cause - on his way to teach others about our history and culture.

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2011, 09:02:19 AM »
R.I.P  :rose:

He blossomed in his love for our history. Truly a role model!
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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2011, 08:15:41 PM »
What a great loss!

People die on the airplane usually from all the pressure, but you rarely hear of someone dying from a heart-attack after they get off the plane. If anything, if you were having any heart-related condition on the plain, you would feel a great sense of relief after you land and get out. With Dr. Donny George, and according to all the eye witnesses on the plane, he was, felt and looked very normal.

Dr. Donny George did all he can to restore all the lost artifacts from the museum, and even went as far as accusing certain countries of being behind the damage and the looting. I guess that didn't sit well with these countries and have been trying to get him at the right place and time. Landing in a Canadian airport couldn't have been a better place.

God knows what pill they put in drink on the plane, or the damage could have been done before he even got on the plane.  I should be able to get more information about this side of the story too.

Just remember, if it is not the Mossad, another group from a foreign agency did it. If you guys think Donny George didn't have a highly sensitive position, before and now, you don't know much about history and politics.  His role was as important if not more important than Egyptian Zahi Hawas, who is the head of the antiquities department in Egypt.


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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2011, 08:49:32 PM »
The Assyrian Nation has lost a giant he can never be replaced.

R.I.P Dr.Donny George

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2011, 01:27:24 AM »
God rest his soul, who will replace this juggernaut?
Assyrianhistorian can you please keep your conspiracy theories out of this thread.
Seriously it’s getting pakhta blaming Jews every time something bad happens to our nation.
Start a new thread.
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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2011, 04:54:11 AM »
aloho mhasele. rishe howe i malkutho  :cry2:
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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2011, 09:51:55 AM »
Assyrians lost a great man. I lost a childhood friend.
Donny may the lord bless your soul.
RIP my friend...........
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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2011, 10:17:55 AM »
God rest his soul, who will replace this juggernaut?
Assyrianhistorian can you please keep your conspiracy theories out of this thread.
Seriously it’s getting pakhta blaming Jews every time something bad happens to our nation.
Start a new thread.


He is not the only one actually, Assyrian rooms in Paltalk and other people I talked to actually believed in the same thing.

We are becoming like Arabs, blaming everything on others.

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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2011, 11:17:12 AM »
May he RIP.
Anyone know if we are having any type of memorial for him in the states?
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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2011, 05:24:30 PM »
He is not the only one actually, Assyrian rooms in Paltalk and other people I talked to actually believed in the same thing.

We are becoming like Arabs, blaming everything on others.

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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2011, 06:22:05 PM »
rest in peace great one...

Truly a great loss...
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Re: Dr. Donny George: A Tremendous Loss to the Assyrian Nation. RIP
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2011, 10:59:48 PM »
May he rest in peace.

Sad to say, but I've never heard of this man before today.

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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2011, 11:48:07 PM »
Truly a loss to the world especially the Assyrian community.

May he rest in peace.

Sad to say, but I've never heard of this man before today.


Read this article by the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/world/middleeast/15george.html


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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2011, 11:54:06 PM »
Wow. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2011, 11:49:37 PM »
Truly a loss to the world especially the Assyrian community.

Read this article by the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/world/middleeast/15george.html




Thanks for sharing, that was an excellent article.

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