Philip Scholz was helping a man to safety as the train hit them both.
Brave man R.I.P
See, executives aren't all greedy [email protected]!
being greedy and being caring don't have to be mutually exclusive, just so you know...
Mannnnn, That freaking sucks. Much Condolences to Family and to all others he most mattered to.
nkeitall does have a point Greedy people who want more and more money in life don't risk their lives for anything but money
R.I.P what a hero
At least he did noble thing before he died R.I.P
Wow. Good intentions but you should always jump in knowing you have a chance of making it out and hopefully with the person you are trying to help. He might have very well done that and it just did not work out. I am sorry that this good man is no longer where with us. Not for Nvidia, but his family and the world in general.
the ultimate sacrifice and heroism is saving another life knowing your life will be the price ... not stopping and thinking should I save him , will I get out of there a live also hmmm ... give me a calculator to see my chances of surviving .
That is not heroism if you know neither of you will make it. That is suicide. If you see a guy jump in front of a train and you know there is no way for you to do anything to save him, why exactly are you giving you life too.
@big How do you know he knew that neither of them would make it?? So you actually think he thought.."oh damn...this guy is going to die. Let me jump in with him"?
@Bigpappy I don't think anyone will risk their life to save someone they knew could not be saved. Especially if you have a family to take care of. He probably thought they would both make it. This story is beyond sad and at the same time it makes you glad to know that no matter how terrible this world gets, there will always be people to give you hope in mankind.
Bigpappy, the other guy is still alive.. There was a chance so you have to give this man respect. I must admit that I would probably have very hard time risking my own life for completely stranger in normal life situation :(
@Septic, @johndoe11211 , @yezz : You should look at my first statement. The second is a response to sealava about sacrifice.
@Johndoe, I guess you have never been around emergency personnel, military etc. I witnessed people risking their lives for people they thought they were going to die. Ask the Chaplain I and two others administered/ combat life saving skills that same question.
I understand the point that you are trying to make, but the problem is that it's not really applicable here. It's not exactly relevant. In a situation in which the life in peril cannot be saved, then, yes, there is no real reason to throw away your own life. However, this is a situation in which the life in peril was successfully save, albeit at a great cost.
Hero I hope he watches over us all for eternity. This man will go to heaven.
Implying heaven exists.
Regardless, R.I.P. sad news.
... and this is what you think about as a man dies in an act of pure courage? Have a nice life.
@Axonometri Well...yeah. It's hard not ponder such matters when death raises its head and takes our fellow man from us.
I'm going to sum on the next few comments to save you guys some time. Individual 1: I believe one thing. Individual 2: I don't believe your claim. And so forth; and so on. Let's stop this train wreck before it even begins.
You don't have to listen to bigoted statements Axon. Your good wishes are appropriate as far I'm concerned. Hopefully he is somewhere nice. Maybe we will find out some day.
RIP. Thoughts go out his friends and family, as well as the friends of and family of the other person.
Actually, according to the article, the man he was trying to save survived and is in critical condition in the hospital. RIP
...all the more reason to wish him well?
13 deaths on the tracks last year? This is the first of 2014? Does anyone else find that high? Or just me? Just seems sad all around.
What he did was an act of true bravery and he deserves all of the respects that are being paid, but... I find the general concept of someone being trapped on a train track and consequently dying to be a little...silly. Personally, it conjures up images of a black and white film featuring a damsel in distress having been tied up in rope and left for dead, only to be saved by some gentleman in a top hat.
Most of those were suicides.
Bravo sir, human decency at its best.
Damn that is very sad to hear. May he rest in peace and my thoughts go out to his family and loved ones.
contributed for the industry as he contributed in life. He dies as a brave man, condolences for his family. Rest in peace hero
Wow. Rest in Peace.
damn what an awful story, not a nice way to go. my thoughts are with the families of both individuals, I can't imagine what's going through their minds, especially the family of the guy from Nvidia. I hope they can find peace. dying while trying to help a person in danger and not saving said person, so so tragic :(
Giving your life to save another's... That kind of honor is rare in this world. What a hero. Still very sad to hear about his death. RIP
sad new for such a brave man, my condolences to his family.
Such a brave man. You rarely see many people risk their lives to save others.
Brave man, his family and friends have my condolences.
I'd never be able to do this (and with all due respect, this is why - too big of a risk of being hit myself).
If I had no family, maybe...but I'm not risking my life, if I'd be leaving my wife and family behind.
You don't know this until you are tested. Obviously this guy made a split decision and did not think he would die. He took a chance, seems the suicidal person slowed the guy down and that delay got him killed and that is very sad. A question for you all you religious nuts. Why did god let the 'hero' die and the person that wanted to die live?
Not the right article for this.
Don't be an ass.
not sure how to pm you so my only choice is to answer in this article: God's hand isn't in all the bad things that happen in this world; those things come about as a result of the "new contract" that got drafted in the instant Adam and Eve chose to eat the fruit (you could say they voided the ToS lol). Now bad stuff happens daily because the very concept of "bad" was introduced into the equation from that moment on. And it would be an eternal mess were it not for the exit clause offered to us in the form of eternal life through Jesus' sacrifice. I know I know, my answer is as ridiculous as a statement trying to convince people that gods dwell on mount Olympus or that Santa Clause brought me a new toaster this past Christmas, and that anyone who deviates from science and crystalized knowledge as a basis for their understanding, is an irrational loon, but have you considered how our much-lauded science is so limited compared to the vastness of the universe? What does this mean? It seems that we are always discovering something new, and our view of something changes ever so slightly. Well what if our Science can become so advanced that it could ALMOST prove God (I say almost because the legend -as some of you might precieve it- is that God is infinite and thus our science, no matter how much it advances, would never catch up), but until we get to that point, we would have to look beyond science to try and understand Him? And that is the point where the F-word comes in: "faith." I stand blindfolded against the wall, in front of all your proverbial guns; you may fire when ready. OT: that man died an admirable hero's death and very few of us can hope to have such a death. The only way to know if you have that kind of courage is to actually be in the situation and see your true self come out; that man and those New Town school administrators/staff.
Are you seriously trying to start a debate on religion? Really!? A man just lost his life for doing something noble. Just pay your respects and leave it at that!
Free will, God didn't let anyone live or die, He let them make a choice. Religion aside, thoughts and prayers to these families
@brighthand - To PM somebody, click their name, and look for "PM" underneath the user's avatar with the speech bubble. @esemce - Where did that come from? You couldn't have seriously thought that this was the proper place for that.
Sad way to die. May he rest in peace.
Doing his job even in death RIP
So your saying that it was all a marketing stunt to promote the brand. Your a horrible person. :(
Didnt even say that, thx for getting me disagrees
*Plot twist* He was actually trying to get his wallet.
*Plot twist* This isnt 9gag and your joke is so unoriginal. May the man rest in peace. People like him are barely around anymore
How tragic, he may have died a hero, but it's still a horrific loss none the less.
This is sad to hear,my condolences to his family & friends,RIP.
God bless this man, such an honorable and courageous act. May he rest in peace.
Prayers go out to his family.
may his soul rest in peace.
Didn't read the story, but the increase number in train accidents just pisses me off. Take precaution and stay the F away from the tracks, people...jesus christ.
Oh dear God that's horrible. God bless him.
It's good to see some mature and polite comments here, the ones on gamespot are really embarrassing.
Even with so much trolling going around on N4G(from all parties),the N4G community has a heart at least and shows respect when it's needed,I can bet that even if it was a Microsoft employee who died,the reaction would be the same here even among Playstation fanboys on N4G,this is a human soul we are talking about at the end of the day,this isn't something to argue about. Shame on anyone who takes this as a joking matter or a direct insult to the dead person just because he works for some company you hate(this is not directed at you m3stech). May he rest in peace & well said m2stech.
N4G has a lot less trolling than kotaku and disqus in my opinion. It's easy to point out the people with one bubble and know they are a problem. I noticed, though, that almost every comment has one disagree unfortunately for us as a community. It really is sad that someone feels they can troll a death article.
My condolences go out to his friends and family. Rest in piece brave man.
Theres no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends. I don't know this man's views and if he read the bible but he lived Jesus' teachings to the end of his life. Il pray for his family.