Daily Breeze education reporter on li...

Daily Breeze education reporter on life support

There are 73 comments on the Daily Breeze story from May 14, 2009, titled Daily Breeze education reporter on life support. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Daily Breeze education reporter Vu Nguyen interviews Laker Pao Gasol during an event at Mark Twain Elementary School in Lawndale on March 16, 2009.

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Idyllwild, CA

#65 May 16, 2009
Very sad.
Larry Altman

Colwell, IA

#66 May 16, 2009
I can sadly report that Vu was removed from life support Friday night and has passed. His family was with him.

San Antonio, TX

#67 May 16, 2009
Vu dawg... You will be missed. I will never forget cracking up with you over bowls of pho and games of pool; your advice and insight about our craft; your wicked karaoke skills. I wish I could've said goodbye personally and wished your beautiful wife well. I'm reminded of how precious life is and how everyday should be lived as if it's the last. Be good, friend.
Viet Nguyen

Honolulu, HI

#68 May 16, 2009
He was my big brother and best friend. He will always be in my heart.


#69 May 16, 2009
Viet Nguyen wrote:
He was my big brother and best friend. He will always be in my heart.
Viet, your big (little) bro was the funniest guy I have ever known. Vudaddy was a true friend and a damn fine journalist. He taught me so many things about the profession which, in turn, taught me about life.

I am so thankful to have known your brother. Hang in there.

-Kathleen Gutierrez

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#71 May 16, 2009
I didn't know Vu, but I always enjoyed his articles. I will miss reading his well-written reports. My condolences to the family.

Washington, DC

#75 May 16, 2009
I can't believe this has happened. You will be so so missed by so many. We hadn't talked in a while but I fondly remember our almost daily lunches in Fountain Valley, afternoon coffee breaks at Starbucks and hanging out after hours. You were so full of life and had so much spirit. You've touched so many people and will be remembered always.
The Final Answer

Mill Valley, CA

#76 May 16, 2009
Not to long ago I tried to get in touch with several Daily Breeze reporters to inform them of information regarding my school districts budget and layoff issues. Only one person responded, and now he might not wake up.

Van Nuys, CA

#77 May 16, 2009
We are all God's creatures...I just wish sometimes he'd leave the really good ones on Earth a little longer.

Vu, based on these posts, it's obvious you are well loved. Peace to you in Heaven good man.

Washington, DC

#78 May 16, 2009
Vu was my first friend at the Register and probably was the one person there who could make me the laugh the hardest, even when I didn't feel like it, and often when he was making fun of me for something, though always in an endearing way. Our last year at the paper, we sat facing one another and every time I needled him or made fun of his beloved Lakers he'd threaten to build a wall between our two desks, but we'd still go get coffee almost every day or grab lunch or go see concerts. He always knew what to say to lift you up, especially when you were feeling down on our chosen profession. He was a true journalists, through and through. He loved his craft and was damn good at it. Often, when we'd spent more than a little while debating the fine points of journalism, he'd pause, give me a big grin and say, "Wow. We're such nerds. I love it!" And I'd laugh and agree. So to my favorite journalism nerd: You've left a hole in your profession and in my heart. You will be greatly missed. My heart is aching today.

Irvine, CA

#79 May 17, 2009
I am completely heartbroken for Heather. When I found out the news of Vu's death, I cried for her. I can't imagine what she must be going through right now. They've only been married six months--still newlyweds. My heart feels heavy and my stomach feels sick when I think of what she must be going through.

Vu left behind a wonderful family. I use to come by his parents store (they have the best Vietnamses sugar cane juice there, among other things) and his dad and mom are very genuine people.

God bless Heather and Vu's family.
Pat Hodge

United States

#80 May 17, 2009
It was such a pleasure to work with Vu. He was such a gentleman and a gentle man. Vu was quick with a smile and always had a mischievous gleem in his eye. I enjoyed sharing stories about Seattle with him as we both seemed to love it there. I am only sorry I didn't get to know him better...you always think there is time. My heart is heavy with our sudden and tragic loss and my thoughts and prayers go out to Heather and his family.

Stamford, CT

#81 May 18, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his newly wed wife, Heather.

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