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 Post subject: Brazilian SimRacer, Luis Santos, dies after stroke
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:26 am 
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Brazilian SimRacer, Luis Santos, passed away Sunday, October 16th, after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke while competing in a Brazilian league race last Thursday.

Luis Santos, 36, was a virtual race driver for the Brazilian team Z3 and was competing in Automobilista national leagues. Last Thursday, October 13th, he was participating in a DTM race around the Barber Motorsports Park track for the F1BC league, when he suffered a stroke while fighting for a race lead spot during the 12th minute of a 50 minute race.

Santos team mates and team manager quickly realized something was wrong with him and, knowing his address, managed to send an ambulance to rescue him and send Santos, who was at that point the league's points leader, to the hospital. The unfortunate news quickly rounded the net and everyone was caught by surprise, including the race broadcasting crew.

Once taken to the hospital, he was promptly taken to the ICU where attempts of resuscitation were made by the doctors, but to no success. Luis Fernando Santos, passed away at the age of 36. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

http://www.racedepartment.com/threads/b ... ce.127297/

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 Post subject: Re: Brazilian SimRacer, Luis Santos, dies after stroke
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:47 am 
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You knew him? If so, my condolences. Certainly too young to check out this way

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 Post subject: Re: Brazilian SimRacer, Luis Santos, dies after stroke
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:50 pm 
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Read this over at the Fastlane, not the kind of thing you expect to hear in relation to "sim racing". 36 is too young indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: Brazilian SimRacer, Luis Santos, dies after stroke
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:31 pm 
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I did not know him and it is even more haunting that there is a video of his "AI"-car, crashing while he had his stroke.


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 Post subject: Re: Brazilian SimRacer, Luis Santos, dies after stroke
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:57 pm 
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I think I probably crossed swords with him during the World Cup, the name is familiar some how, but having a stroke at 36, that's several years younger than me.

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