Jim Thiebaud just put on his twitter that Bingo AKA Steve75 has passed away?! Mix up surely?! Anyone heard anything?! Really hoping this is some sort of mix up!
Unfortunately true and not meant for the internet just yet. Some people still don't know, that should.
R.I.P Steven 'Bingo' Binks
Don't apologies, it has been a heart breaking day here... no-one wants to say it or if they do it is heart breaking again to hear.
Heard the news this afternoon, Still don't want to believe it, doesn't feel real, a very good friend of 20 years.
I'm sat here trying to just think about all the fun skate trips we have had around the country, local car park sessions on an evening since the first day we met all those years ago to now, and all the good times outside of skating too, all our birthdays, beating me at pool down the pub, buying me lunches while I was a skint student, letting me sleep in the upstairs of the shop when to hung over to face college too, instead of letting this sink in. As I don't want to think about the very sobering fact we have really lost him just yet.
Bingo was always there supporting the scene, even before he opened the doors of Mischief skate store, a true SOS, respected in the UK and a lot further afield because of his integrity, hard work and love of skateboarding. He loved skateboarding with as much passion as anyone I have ever met and got things done, from helping parks get built, to putting his hand in his pocket to do jams and help out skaters.
I could write a book about what he has done for the skate scene here and how much better he made it, but hopefully you all know that side of him already.
I could also write another book about how much he has done for me over the years, as a genuine person, more than willing to help anyone out if he could, the true friend he was will be remembered forever for. The UK skate scene it a sadder place for losing Bingo, a true member in the ranks of our community, sorry I don't have the right words to express the loss of such a good person, skater, friend.
Last edited by voodoo; 10th February 2011 at 01:54 AM.
This is absolutely devastating news.
I am completely mortified.
He was a wonderful man.
My deepest condolences go out to his family and many,many friends.
RIP Steve 75
Peace to all of you
Typed words could never do justice to what skateboarding has lost.
Didn't know Steve, never bought anything from Mischief either for that matter, but just witnessing this news break and wanting to pay my respects. Sounds like the kind of person the world could really do with more of at the moment, and always.
Last edited by Jack; 10th February 2011 at 03:00 AM.
Huge loss. Always told it like it was, had so much love for skating. You will totally be missed. Thoughts go out to your nearest and dearest.
Get down with your bad self
Steve Binks 1975-2011. RIP.
I knew this is how people would find out instead of a genuine tribute from those who knew and loved him the most.
I thought I'd feel better today but I don't - its unbelievable still. I've been trying to write a tribute but I can't really put into words my/our grief.
The lynchpin of the Northeast Skate Scene (I don't say this lightly either).
He was one of the most respected people within the UK skate industry as a whole and not only the Northeast. Anyone who ever met him will speak of him fondly and with the best regards.
The sheer determination of the man can be seen by looking at the humble routes of where Mischief started, from the back of a car, selling product to kids round the car parks of the North east. To what it is today.
He was the one who started us both (Danny and I) off on the road to the many adventures in our lives. He fucking loved Skateboarding, he breathed it daily, it was in his blood. Unfortunately due to a shoulder injury he couldn't participate as much in the physical aspect. He then turned his hand to filming so was always around it, driving to spots, filming, directing, being a manager/owner/friend.
Most of you guys know him as Steve75 on here. He loved this place!
Steve Binks 10/12/1975 - 09/02/2011 - RIP Mate, you were the best.
We're going to miss you and we're all completely devastated.
Thank you BINGO for everything you did for us.
Danny and Ronny
Heard about this last night and was hoping it was somehow not true. Very sad news.
Blimey, that sucks. Really badly.
really having a hard time with this.
got all my stuff from bingo when we lost our local shop and
kept on after we got a replacement because i loved giving
him a ring and swapping old man war stories.
you knew where his heart was and where his passion was.
I didn't know him as well as some of you, only through what he posted on here and whatever mentions mischief got but still I'm gutted about this.
My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Thoughts go out to family and friends...
Seriously shocking news, a top bloke who will be missed by us all.
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