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From her sister:

"It is in the deepest sorrow that I address these words to announce the death of my sister Nathalie in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday of an aneurysm or cardiac arrest. Those who want to express their condolences may do so either on site www.funeraillesborgno.be/condoleances or send us an email on im@skynet.be and ericlenclu@hotmail.com "

I just found out (then went to confirm). But it does explain her missing the deadline, because this was Luna LITERALLY the only thing that would cause her to miss a deadline was to no longer be with us.

I remember when she came in. She was the first of the non-US contestants, writing in a language that wasn't her native tongue. I was just constantly impressed with her back in Season 3. Eventually, I kind of forgot that... because she was just so good that the idea that she wasn't writing in English all the time just sort of seemed weird.

She had more weeks in Idol than anyone else - having passed 150 with every sign that she would be adding quite a few more.

She was the mother of the very first "Baby Idol", and what Sigrid must be going through right now, I can't begin to imagine.

I'll have more to say later, but I wanted to post something about it - to Idol - before I completely froze and found myself unable to say anything at all about it.

I'm adding a week to the deadline. She was a huge fan and supporter of Idol, and I know how much she enjoyed the process... but I really can't function right now to do anything other than that. Nothing I say is adequate to the task of saying just what she meant to Idol, to me, to all of us...

Rest in peace Nath, Luna, you foreigner-hippie, friend...

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roina_arwen
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
I was so sad and stunned when I saw the information on Facebook. She was far too young...

This is what the link to the page above (which is in French) states:

Nathalie Cassiers
August 21, 1980 - October 30, 2014
Incineration : Crematorium Mons, November 6, 2014 at 14:30

Edited to add: Her daughter Sigrid turned 7 just a few weeks ago. I really feel sad for her, too.

It isn't easy to lose a mom when you're so young, and I speak from personal experience.


Edited at 2014-11-01 07:41 pm (UTC)
mothermelete
Nov. 1st, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
I was the same age when I lost my mother, my heart just breaks for all of them.
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theun4givables
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
I just

Oh my god.

I'm in tears and I never "met" this woman. I just. Wow.

Wow.
roina_arwen
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:21 pm (UTC)
I got a postcard from her recently, through the LJ Idol Postcard Exchange. She was such a lovely young woman. *hugs*
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n3m3sis43
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
Dammit. She was awesome and I always wanted to get to know her better. Condolences for everyone who was close with her. :\
i_17bingo
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oh. I don't even know what to say. It seems silly to say I'm such a fan of her work, but that's the only way I knew her. And her work was amazing.
halfshellvenus
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is just terrible. She was young and SO energetic, and full of such soulful feeling.

She loved her daughter fiercely, and this must all be such a horrible shock for Sigrid and for the family.

Poor Luna. :(
xo_kizzy_xo
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:23 pm (UTC)
I just made a similar announcement. I actually went back both her FB and here to see the last time she'd posted.

I'm...still in shock.
clauderainsrm
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
I believe the last comments she left here http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/798526.html?thread=77120318#t77120318

She wanted the List of Shame to come back.
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oxymoron67
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
This is awful. Condolences to everyone who knew her.
alycewilson
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
At a time like this, I wish I could find a more creative way to say how shocked and saddened I am. I hope her last dreams were good ones.
noodledays
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
<3 my heart goes out to everyone who will miss her and everyone she touched.
clauderainsrm
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
Those of you who know
our sra33 - her brother also just passed away.

I never met him. But I know her, and she's fantastic - deepest sympathies to her and her family.

Death is cancelled for the rest of the year folks. No more.

No more.
ryl
Nov. 1st, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
RE: Those of you who know
Death is cancelled for the rest of the year folks. No more.

I second this sentiment. My condolences to their families.
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welfy
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
That is shocking. I remember competing with her in Season 3 and what a talented writer she was. So sad. :( My heart is aching for her loved ones.
rayaso
Nov. 1st, 2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
halfshellvenus and I are stunned. My deepest condolences to her family. This is just awful.
medleymisty
Nov. 1st, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
I don't know what to say.

*hugs* for everyone.
bleodswean
Nov. 1st, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
My thoughts are with her family and friends. RIP.
kehlen_crow
Nov. 1st, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Oh my god. :'(
swirlsofblue
Nov. 1st, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
Condolences to all who were close to her.
taleanea
Nov. 1st, 2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry! I really liked her. :(
gratefuladdict
Nov. 1st, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
FUCK.
i_love_freddie
Nov. 1st, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
I just found out a couple of minutes ago... it's so devastating. I really admired her work, and I am so sad that I will never get to know her better. :(

My thoughts are with her daughter. I can't even imagine how she must be feeling.
lrig_rorrim
Nov. 1st, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
Fuck. I just don't even know what to say. This is awful and I'm so, so sorry that she's gone. :(
p_m_cryan
Nov. 1st, 2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
I have no words, only a scream.
jexia
Nov. 1st, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)
This is so sad. :(
emo_snal
Nov. 1st, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
:-(
she was one of the people I talked to outside of Idol on occasion. I considered her a friend and had always intended to visit her in Belgium some day. :-(

this is really truly shocking and saddening. :-(
pixiebelle
Nov. 1st, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
I've known her through Idol for awhile, but it was only recently that I got to know her outside Idol. She was on my GISHWHES team this past August, and she was a rockstar. We became friends after that. I'll always remember her dressing up as a werewolf baseball player and riding a horse.

My heart is breaking for her family, especially her young daughter.

My thoughts go out to her and Sammy Jo's families. I really have no words.
lauriempress
Nov. 1st, 2014 09:37 pm (UTC)
I just want to add my condolences.
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