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Gay campaigner Nimrod Ping dies aged 46

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  1. I have Hep C and Nimrod was my inspiration in coming to terms with this illness! He organised Hepcats and provided a lovely, happy space for us to meet and talk!! What a wonderful, witty, caring person! I`ll miss him loads , and am trying to find out when his funeral is????? Can someone let me know!! I`ll remember you forever, Nimrod! xxxxxxxx

  2. Phillip Simons 7 Jun 2009, 12:07pm

    I was very sad to hear of the death of Nimrod Ping. I remember Nimrod from the sixth form at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. Nim was a popular student and I particularly remember purchasing his Honda 50cc (complete with plastic flowers twined around the handlebars) from him. I had no idea he was gay. – he just seemed to be well into music and just flambuoyant. I certainly agree with Steve Darrington’s description of his piano playing as ‘baroque’!.

  3. John Saunders 19 Feb 2010, 11:13am

    Nim was definitely not 46 when he died in 2006. He was at High Wycombe Royal Grammar School from 1964-66 and the school did not accept four-year-olds! In fact, school records show that Nim was born on 19 September 1947, so he was actually 58 when he died. Peter (born 1951) is his younger (not older) brother. He was known as Nimrod from schooldays but his actual initials were ACB Ping. Anyone know what they stood for?

    1. It wasn’t Terry Wogan who brought Nimrod’s name to the attention of the Radio 2 early morning listeners, but Sarah Kennedy in her slightly eccentric but endearing pre-breakfast show.

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