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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 17:02:54 Reply

Wow, this is truly a pity.
I've heard of so many bad things happening from heroin, and they all make for sad stories.
I wish it could have gone differently, and I offer my condolences to his family and friends.
RIP.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 17:05:47 Reply

At 10/23/09 04:36 PM, DaMiStudios wrote: Oh noes!

hope it was a natural and painless death.

Poor guy......... :(

R.I.P. dude

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if NG is to last the nxt cenury, will you be passing the torch toyour son as owner and operator?

Quite the opposite, sorry. He was a Heroine Druggy, and he died like that. I GIVE HHIM NO PITY!!!


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 18:17:30 Reply

At 10/23/09 04:28 PM, the-dz wrote: RIP Spurgin.

May you continue making flash in the afterlife, so the rest of us have something to look forward to.

Im with you.
R.I.P Ben

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 18:57:15 Reply

I remember watching the stick slayer series a long while back.

Sad to see an artist die though :/


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 18:58:35 Reply

This is a pretty disturbing flash someone decided to post of Ben Spurgin that i think is just wrong and you'll want to look into and remove. http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/51 5727

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 19:56:40 Reply

The NG community lost a good and mad artist...
R.I.P. Ben Spurgin...
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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 20:05:55 Reply

I dont know the guy much but may he rest in peace. What did he die from? And when it happened? Im curious to know!


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 20:09:25 Reply

At 10/25/09 08:05 PM, twistedlord4 wrote: I dont know the guy much but may he rest in peace. What did he die from? And when it happened? Im curious to know!

heroin overdose a few days back

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 20:10:23 Reply

All I can say about this is R.I.P peace Ben Spurgin, you will never be forgotten by your fans and your flash will always be loved by your fans, rest in peace.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 20:11:22 Reply

you know what is really sad? I thought it was a joke that his mom's user page said he died of heroin overdose. I feel like crap now...


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 20:37:35 Reply

I should have mentioned in my earlier posts that I loved Ben's PEE MAN series most of all. There were only 3 movies in it, so that's probably why people aren't mentioning it anywhere near as much as they're now mentioning Stick Slayer or Pimp's Quest, which yes... were more famous...

... But PEE MAN will always be what I remember him for, most of all. I'm sad there's no possibility of a PEE MAN IV, too... but what a great trilogy that is as it stands now. How lucky we are to have been graced by those peeful flashes. Long live PEE MAN.

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At 10/25/09 04:15 PM, misterchees0 wrote:
At 10/25/09 04:00 PM, missdeal wrote: thanks a lot ... this is his mom
How do you feel that your son died of a Heroin Overdose?

I dunno, and I doubt she's gonna tell you... but if I had a kid as talented as him who died of a drug overdose, I'd probably feel like I wish my kid hadn't died before I did, and had gotten to share his talent with even more people than he did before he ODed, but... I'd remember the best parts of our life together and the best parts of him or her and I'd try not to feel guilty for how I raised him or her. And I'd be glad that he or she had dedicated fans who enjoyed the work produced by the talent within my kid.

How does YOUR mom feel that you go around asking the mothers of dead 31-year-old artists how they "feel" about their songs dying due to a drug overdose? Asshole.

(the above isn't really only directed at this guy, BTW, it's at all of you self-righteous little punks who can't stop screaming "OMG HEROIN IS BAD, HE DIED, OMG, ROT IN HELL, HE DESERVED IT, ETC." Keep on judging, judging, judging, like the little fake religious people you were probably raised to be by your asshole parents, guys. I'm sure you'll NEVER receive any comeuppance later in life or anything... nah... karma ain't a bitch or anything... nahhhhh...)


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 20:43:36 Reply

At 10/25/09 08:37 PM, gfoxcook wrote: ... how they "feel" about their songs dying...

:::facepalms::: I guess my fingers are way more used to typing "songs" than "sons." Whoops. O_o

I'm pretty sure the pricks at whom I was directing that vitriol will get the point, though. When I posted earlier, I'd read the first two pages. I just read the other 8-9 pages just now and... yeah, felt like saying something on the subject.

tl;dr:

Let the man rest in peace already.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 20:44:36 Reply

Sad to see a person in general die.

R.I.P.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 21:09:02 Reply

At 10/25/09 05:05 PM, MrT1349 wrote:
At 10/23/09 04:36 PM, DaMiStudios wrote: Oh noes!

hope it was a natural and painless death.

Poor guy......... :(

R.I.P. dude

P.S.
if NG is to last the nxt cenury, will you be passing the torch toyour son as owner and operator?
Quite the opposite, sorry. He was a Heroine Druggy, and he died like that. I GIVE HHIM NO PITY!!!

I don't think how he dies really matters. Drug addict or not, he was really young. Sure it wasn't the wisest choice but at least feel sorry and have some respect for his family. They lost a loved one.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 21:36:36 Reply

ok, uhmm, i don't know wjat happened, it seems people are mourning this animator. not to sound ignorant but, what happened if i may ask?


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 21:43:10 Reply

At 10/23/09 04:30 PM, TomFulp wrote: I like to think Ben would have found this amusing...

Yeah ...he probably would have.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 21:45:53 Reply

At 10/25/09 09:36 PM, dudegiga wrote: ok, uhmm, i don't know wjat happened, it seems people are mourning this animator. not to sound ignorant but, what happened if i may ask?

Read a bit, friend. He died of a heroin overdose. And while yes, he shouldn't have been using heroin in the first place, I disagree with anyone who says he deserved to die. It's not like he was a bad person, he just made a poor choice. Rest in peace.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 21:53:57 Reply

I disagree. He did not make a poor choice.

Addiction is a disease, not an option.
The first time you try heroin, its a choice.
But it alters your brain chemistry with the first dose. There are functional addicts who do not do heroin to get high, but to feel normal. Because not doing heroin leaves them shaky, sweaty, vomiting ...
I'm not sure of Ben's situation, but if he'd done heroin more than once, then he had a disease.

It's a really unfortunate situation, and I hope that Ben's family knows that there are people out there who care, and who appreciated Ben and his work.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 00:26:18 Reply

Ben will be missed. You've probably seen his work, and know how great it is.

Rest in peace, Ben.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 00:33:27 Reply

good night and good-bye, may better things await you in the after life.
R.I.P Ben


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 07:30:41 Reply

Wow. I havent been on NG in a few weeks, and I'm hit with this. I'm sad to hear about this. I was really hoping that he would make a comeback into Flash. RIP to him.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 08:09:55 Reply

Don't do drugs, kids!


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 08:25:30 Reply

im so unbearably sad about this and would love to learn flash to make a memorial flash about his work R.I.P


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 09:03:18 Reply

:(
Really sad news.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 09:32:54 Reply

R.I.P.

It must be hard losing a son,

too bad they never watched Pulp Fiction

I'm guessing that Ben was the humorous type, so I'll just leave that with him.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 10:16:52 Reply

RIP

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 12:20:28 Reply

RIP hermano

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 13:21:00 Reply

I wonder if heroin is really to-die-for? Finding out soooon.
Also, rip.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 14:42:10 Reply

At 10/24/09 01:26 AM, shadow-hill wrote: NewGrounds members don't die, they are just injested by thousands of radioactive grasshoppers and spread all over the world, creating the next major flu epidemic. So, when you catch Spurginsin's Disease in 2011, think fondly of him...

So this means that the schwain died this year?

Anyways.. I didn't know the guy, but I feel sorry for his poor mom. It's very sad that people pass away so young.

RIP man, hope you have a spacey time where-ever you may be.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 15:40:52 Reply

Rest in peace sweet prince.