Lama Jampa Thaye's messsage is as follows:
"Dear Dharma Friends,
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche's passing. Our great master passed away suddenly this morning at the Bodhi Path center in Renchen-Ulm, Germany.
It is a tragic loss for the Karma Kagyu tradition and we feel it with a particular sharpness since it is only nine days since Rinpoche was with us. However, since the Guru's dharmakaya is beyond coming and going, we should all strive to unite our mind with his during this time and follow the advice of His Holiness Karmapa.
With best wishes and blessings,
Lama Jampa Thaye"