I was wondering if H.H. Karmapa Thaye Dorje would write a condolence letter for Akong Rinpoche. I'm happy that he wrote one. http://www.karmapa.org/
It's indeed nice to see TTD's offering of condolences for the loss of such great masters, who at least nominally were supporters of his "rival." May we all have the blessing of the non-dual view, and may all beings have the all-seeing eye of wisdom!
That said, the way the letter is phrased, TTD seems to be under the impression that both Akong Rinpoche & Chagme Rinpoche were killed in Chengdu along with another monk. Perhaps this is simply a bad translation. Not sure how much English he's had training in, or if maybe someone simply misrepresented the facts to him. And of course, if it is a translation, there is no original in Tibetan to compare to...
Meanwhile, those following the stories closely know that Karma Chagme Rinpoche passed away on 3rd October in a hospital in New Delhi, India, whereas Chöjé Akong Rinpoche, his nephew and one other monk were murdered on 8th October in Chengdu, China.
"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, it happens that a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme དྲིན་ཆེན་རྗེ་བཙུན་བླ་མ་རཱ་ག་ཨ་སྱ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།