A Heartfelt Goodbye

Update, 1:17 PM EST: Nathan Eide, one of the managers of Canis Hoopus, set up this website to take donations in Tim's name for the Mental Health Association of Minnesota. We encourage everyone to give what they can to help fight depression in Tim's name.

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This is from our SBNation colleagues over at the Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) blog Canis Hoopus

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Tim Allen. At this time, details surrounding his death are still unconfirmed and we urge everyone to respect the privacy of his family. The only thing that matters right now is the loss of our friend. We confirmed Tim's death with the proper authorities.

All of SB Nation is struck by this tragic loss including those of us who had a chance to meet Tim in person and those who only knew him through his great work here at Canis Hoopus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tim's family and friends as they mourn his passing.

We delayed publishing this news as long as we could out of respect to Tim's family. We wanted to given them as much time as possible to share this devastating news with those they needed to inform. In the coming hours and days we will follow up with more information about donations in Tim's name and other details as appropriate.

On a personal note, as the NBA League Manager for SB Nation I had the pleasure of working with Tim and was able to spend some time with him in Las Vegas just a few weeks ago. I don't need to tell you what a great person he was and how much insight and pleasure he brought to our world. His departure leaves a giant hole in our lives.

The entire SB Nation family stands with this community and with Tim's family. We will do everything possible to honor his life and mourn his passing as best we can.

I would like to add my own condolence to Tim's friends and family. While I didn't know him personally, I knew his work well. He was a great, funny writer, with the kind of wit, optimism and panache that I aspire to, and probably will never quite have.

Managing Madrid stands with Tim's friends, family, and the Canis Hoopus extended community in their hours of grief. It is with a heavy heart and a somber soul that we conduct our business today; if we had a flag, we'd fly it at half mast.

Rest in peace, Tim.

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