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January 08, 2018 "my prayers and condolences to my 3rd great grandmother and family. he,ll be missed by whom known him,and he,ll be in my thoughts every day.i,ll miss him a lot. and I,wished I, could of met him along time ago.i,enjoy reading his book on watership down. I,hope I,could enjoying reading his others books soon.i.hopei,ll get his other books soon,so I, can enjoy reading them. I,hope nthe family is doing well. take care 3rd great grandmother and family. I,hope she,ll call me soon. the number is 1-920-939-2267 at my 3rd great grandmothers convenience." - michelle adams (appleton, WI)
December 17, 2017 "I,always think about my 3rd great grandfather and I,ll miss him a lot and my prayers and my condelances to his family. hes a great author and I,enjoy reading his novel.i,wished a had to meet him." - michelle adams (appleton, WI)
January 18, 2017 "To the family, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your love one, our God has promised that soon Death will be no more, neither will mourning, sickness or suffering and we will all have the peace of God." - SEB Brooks (Chgo, IL)
January 15, 2017 "I just today stumbled upon the obituary of this lovely man. My condolences to your family.
I loved Watership Down and can't believe how many years have passed since I first read it! My daughter is 21 and we read it together when she was in high school. I loved the book and many years later had a beautiful double mane lion-head Angora named Nala. It was after she died that I reread Watership Down and it helped me come to terms with her passing. So many great words created in that book.
I imagine your husband/dad was a lovely man. He certainly was prolific!
Again, my sincere condolences to you all.

Wendie Oberstein-Odell" - Wendie Odell (Toronto, ON)
January 10, 2017 "I'll never forget meeting Richard Adams at his Watership Down book-signing event at Humboldt State University Bookstore (Arcata, California) in 1976. I was a freshman at the time, 21 years old. I told him how much I loved his book, Watership Down!!! He asked me my name, and took much delight in signing my book. And then, he looked up at me, with this beautiful, warm smile, and added a drawing of a sweet little rabbit holding a carrot high in the air, with "Carrots for ever!" next to it. I sensed I may have reminded him of someone extra-special.
I will always hold my signed copy of Watership Down close to my heart. To write such a beautiful book as this is truly extraordinary. Maybe someday, we'll see each other again, running through the wood, where the primrose bloom.
My heart goes out to Richard Adams family....you are in my thoughts and prayers. And, special Thank You's to his two daughters for encouraging him to write his meaningful stories and share them with the world!" - Sue (OR)
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Obituary for Richard Adams
Richard Adams, the English novelist whose classic works include "Watership Down," died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, of. He was 96. The Carnegie...
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