A service will be held 10 AM Tuesday, September 27 in The Hague, Holland. Details can be found at this page (it’s in Dutch), put up by Peter’s co-workers at PlanetInternet. There is also space there for you to leave your own tribute. (Click the second option down and you English speakers can probably hash out the form for yourselves. :-\
Thanks to all who have sent nice words remembering Peter. We’ve put together a small page — we’re not sure in which shape it will end up, but for now it’s a small rememberance and his take on the start of this site.
Peter van Aarle, curator of the Internet Adult Film Database, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2005, after suffering a heart attack at his home in The Hague, Holland. He was 42. Details of a memorial service are not yet known. Watch this space for more details.
Peter started the IAFD “back in 1981/82 when I started watching porn movies (back then my hometown still had a cinema which showed porn movies, and only porn movies by the way, and that’s where I went).”
The site came on-line in its present incarnation and its present address in 1999, and his goal for the site was explained in an e-mail: “I basically want the IAFD to be the definitive porn movie database on the web. I’ve spent the past 18 years compiling this data, and I want all of the credit :-)”
The credit is his.
The IAFD will continue, in his memory. Volunteers have begun assembling updates. It will take us a little time to ramp up and try to fill the void left by Peter, but we promise to do our best.