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RIP Lyman Sheats

By Pmaino

4 months ago

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Post #581 Obituary & virtual memorial details Posted by ifpapinball (3 months ago)

Post #606 Hotline Posted by HooperTriplett (3 months ago)

Post #610 Make a difference Posted by LTG (3 months ago)

Post #635 Podcast with Lyman Posted by 27dnast (3 months ago)

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#1 4 months ago

Just saw SDTM post that Lyman has passed? RIP a true pinball legend.

#3 4 months ago

RIP a pinball legend. Condolences to his family and friends.

#4 4 months ago
Quoted from Pmaino:

Just saw SDTM post that Lyman has passed? RIP a true pinball legend.

I saw this too.

#5 4 months ago

Just saw this on Flip N Out Facebook. I'm in shock.

#6 4 months ago

Such a loss to the Pinball world. RIP.

#7 4 months ago

Sucks. RIP Lyman

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#8 4 months ago

Revolutionary player and designer and really a sweet guy. One of the true giants in pinball history.

#9 4 months ago

What a loss to the pinball community, his friends, and family. RIP Lyman.

#10 4 months ago

He seemed relatively young. Hope the best for his family. He left us with some amazing games to remember him by.

#11 4 months ago

Lyman was always a gentleman, an amazing player, and heck of a nice guy. He will be missed.

#12 4 months ago

Truly stunning. RIP Lyman

#13 4 months ago

Sad news. A brilliant and humble man. Condolences to friends and family. RIP.

#14 4 months ago

What a loss. Legendary player and rules designer. You will be missed!

#15 4 months ago

Terrible news!!!

#16 4 months ago

This is a real bummer to see. My condolences to his family and friends.

#17 4 months ago

Shocked. Obviously a private guy and big loss for pinball. Best to all his family/friends.

#18 4 months ago

Oh no, what a loss for the community. Condolences to his family and close friends. RIP and thank you for what you did for this hobby.

#19 4 months ago

RIP. I had met him a few years ago at TPA. He was a great guy. Sorry to hear.

#20 4 months ago

Sad news indeed.

#21 4 months ago

He was an amazing player, coder and great guy outside of Pinball. He'll be hugely missed. What a loss.

#22 4 months ago

I can’t believe how nice he was and how much time he gave me at Pinburgh a few years ago as an annoying fanboy talking rules.

Legendary player, coder, and human from what I could tell.

Pinball won’t be the same without him.

#23 4 months ago

Very sad. He was the best coder and a positive impact in pinball. Prayers to his family and friends

#24 4 months ago

Wow, this one really hurts : (. What a terrible event to find out about.

I am on temporary assignment at Tinker, but when I get home this weekend I am absolutely playing my AFM. We're going to have a marathon afternoon.

Also, when I fly back into Cincy, I'm heading to Comic 2 Games in Florence, KY, and I am playing every game Lyman coded there.

It'll be a fitting way to wish him off.

#25 4 months ago

I can't believe this. I had to make sure it wasn't April 1st

RIP Lyman

#26 4 months ago

Dear lord. I am beside myself.
Prayers .

#27 4 months ago

Holy shit, didn't see that one coming. Great talent gone too soon. RIP

#28 4 months ago

Arguably the most impactful figure of modern pinball.


#29 4 months ago


Just revisited the interview Clay did with him all the way back in 2007. Really an interesting guy to listen to who had a very cool entry into the industry of pinball. Check it out if you haven't already. - http://www.pinrepair.com/topcast/showget.php?id=50

#30 4 months ago

RIP Lyman...an all around great guy. My thoughts are with all of his friends and family, what a terrible loss.

#31 4 months ago

Ugh! Terrible news. I'll be playing some games in his honor this evening.

#32 4 months ago

THE KING OF CODE. RIP Lyman. We all love you and the legacy you have left for us in your amazing games.

#33 4 months ago


#34 4 months ago

Very sad, RIP Lyman. Prayers to his family and closest friends. I talked with Lyman at the Pinball Hall of Fame a number of years back. A very nice guy, legendary coder, and an awesome player as well. One of the most unique and memorable approaches and pinball playing styles. Lyman’s Lament is such a cool programming addition to Monster Bash also.

#35 4 months ago

Terible loss to the Pinball World. He was a great guy and incredible pinball coder! RIP!

#36 4 months ago

Shocking....hes pretty young at 50ish.

#37 4 months ago

RIP Lyman. A legend. Thoughts to his family.

#38 4 months ago

I am beyond sad... I got to know Lyman over the last 4 years through numerous email exchanges and testing some of the code releases he did. I considered him a friend and I wish so much I had got the chance to meet him in person.

When he saw that I was struggling with anxiety recently, he reached out to me and said if I ever needed to talk, he would be there to listen.

I enjoyed our conversations, the banter and the talk about pinball. The last I talked to him was just after the Rush reveal. He said he was a big Rush fan and I think he was looking forward to playing the game.


#39 4 months ago

Condolences to his family. Very sad. Very young!

#40 4 months ago

NO WAY!!!! I'm effing stunned. RIP Lyman...

#41 4 months ago

Whoa. This one hurts.

#42 4 months ago

Rip ....got to chat with him a few years back at papa ....great dude

#43 4 months ago

Oh man far too young to go. What a loss, my condolences to his family and GF Penni. A truly talented Gentleman!

#44 4 months ago

He was a great guy and such an awesome ambassador for pinball. Man, such sad news.

#45 4 months ago

Unfortunately, I never had the chance to meet him, but I've always enjoyed playing his games, and hearing him speak about pinball in interviews.

My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

#46 4 months ago

Wow, just wow, terrible day for pinball. Condolences to his immediate family and to all those pinball family members he undoubtedly touched.

#47 4 months ago

This is Devastating , My Heart Goes out to The family. He was such a GREAT Talant.

#48 4 months ago

#49 4 months ago

Holy shit! Not what I wanted to see on a Friday morning! RIP Lyman. One of the pinball hall of famers if there was one. What a sad day.

#50 4 months ago

This is a devastating loss for the world. Such a nice guy, and amazingly talented. RIP Lyman.

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