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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 11:44:54 Reply

At 10/26/09 11:18 PM, ShortMonkey wrote: He was a good animator and contributor to Newgrounds, I'm sure. But, let's be honest, no disrespect intended to the dead, but he died from a heroin overdose. I don't care how good an artist he was, we should not be treating him like a hero.

My condolences to his family. I am sorry for his death, but I still cannot treat him as a hero.

I don't think anywhere is it stated he was a hero, its was a good guy, a good friend and had an amazing imagination. Stop reading into things.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 12:36:21 Reply

RIP Ben Spurgin

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 12:37:09 Reply

At 10/26/09 08:51 PM, LyonsPryde wrote:
Wow, you counter with the only game he made that didn't include sticks. You have way too much time on your hands. Still, you don't know the guy, so why should you care?

What's eating your grapes?


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 14:33:10 Reply

cant say i have heard of the guy until now or even of stick slayer cause i am fairly new to this page but i would like to pay my respects
may he find peace


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 14:57:36 Reply

At 10/23/09 04:37 PM, Stamper wrote: A memorial page is a great idea, actually. Something like this, right:

Username > Heroin
Username > Suicide
Username > Suicide
Username > Gunned Down by Cops
Username > Suicide
Username > Shot up School, then Suicide
Username > Shot up School, then Gunned Down by Cops
Username > Suicide

Aren't you dead?


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 15:10:53 Reply

What? He died?!


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 15:46:33 Reply

Nothing will ever be more irrelevant than the negative opinions on this thread. If you were Ben's friend, then you think differently than the masses just waiting to drop self-righteous comments about how he died to make themselves feel better about the way they live their lives. As far as Ben's role in NG...he was a pioneer of some amazing series that people copied endlessly, as well as the holder of the #1 ALL TIME spot with Pimp's Quest before half of you guys knew what Newgrounds was. That's why he's being paid tribute to on the front page. It's really that simple.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 16:25:56 Reply

That's really sad that he died that young. I shall pay my full tribute to him & his flashes.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 16:33:49 Reply

I am deeply sorry for this loss not only does this affect the all time lovers of stick slayer but many people who were close to ben let us remember how he affected all of our lives ='[

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 16:48:07 Reply

rest in peace dude, you'll be remembered...

He made his decisions, he was a good man, just made a wrong choice, just goes to show what can happen.. It's sad that people are dissing him. How low have THEY sunk...

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 19:45:40 Reply

I never knew him, though I may have seen one of his animations.

Rest in peace, Ben.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 19:58:49 Reply

Seems like a pretty good guy.

How did he die again?

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 20:35:43 Reply

TOM, YOU BASTARD!

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 22:30:19 Reply

I...think im going to be sick. He just passed away on my birthday. I have seen the slayer movies and they were pretty awsome. Why did he had to do drugs? It seemed he lived a happy life and such,

R.I.P

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-27 23:33:10 Reply

Rest in peace, Benjamin. We'll miss you.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 00:17:13 Reply

poor ben... what did he die of?
R.I.P ben


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 00:18:28 Reply

He did do heroin it was only a matter of time I say

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 00:59:26 Reply

i know i wasnt around, well i was but not on here, during the 2000's, i only became a member in 07/08, but i do send my thoughts and love to his family. indeed losing some one is not easy. so to the family i am deeply sorry and i do think that there should be a memorial page i think it would be very kind and wonderful to remember those who have passed. in any case, to Ben's family, i am deeply sorry.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 01:32:04 Reply

Fuck-Division i agree with u all the way, i mean what kind of sick fuck would say some thing like that, i mean a man is dead, and it doent matter how or what he did in life or how he died, its just sick. i feel sick just thinking about it. if some one i hated died i would never ever say such a thing. u know what to the fucker who said that this... LyansPryde i hope this happens to u and maybe i'll say the same thing and lets see how u feel, huh? u know what, how about u just get off here if ur going to be that way.

hav a nice fuckin day, fuck face

sincerely yours,
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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 02:12:14 Reply

R.I.P Ben

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 02:41:26 Reply

I'm not sure I can say anything that hasn't been said. I've been lucky though to never have anyone really close to me die. But I still have his family in my prayers.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 03:24:52 Reply

Tis truly sad, i liked his works alot. Talented and inspiring guy.

Rest in peace bro....

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 07:24:47 Reply

His animation wasn't to my taste.

But he was still a good guy I suppose!

I think people should never be that disrespectful about people. If you're friend or colleage died you would definatly be sad too. You wouldn't appreciate someone laughing in your face "Your mate is dead!". Ben was probably a good guy, I'm going to pay my respects anyways.

Good luck to anyone who has been affected, I'm really sorry guys.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 07:53:17 Reply

At 10/27/09 11:14 PM, Fuck-division wrote:

you havent contributed nothing to this site. i think stick figures is better then just joining a site to talk shit on post, not to mention he drew more then just stick figures so suck my dick.

You won't have to worry about him anymore.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 09:25:17 Reply

Man, I never knew him. Maybe I'll go watch his movies.

R.I.P. Ben Spurgin.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 09:57:21 Reply

Huh... I saw a couple of Ben's animations a few years ago before I got my account, they were some of the best I'd seen, I would have got into animation due to that, but I'm shit and don't know anyone who does it. I know a couple of people who have died like that, it's horrible to witness.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 14:10:46 Reply

Just read through all the posts on here, and i'm a little disturbed.

Really, people? Just because someone dies of a drug overdose, you can't have sympathy for them? Or even the family they've left behind? What the fuck is wrong with you?

A great animator and, by all accounts of those who knew him personally, a good man died. He will be missed, if only for his animation. People mourn his death. If you don't care, then leave those who do alone.

Again, R.I.P. Ben. I did not know you personally, but your flash helped shape Newgrounds into what it is today. Even if some of those who inhabit it are worthless fuckheads.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 17:22:51 Reply

Curse-DRUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 19:03:28 Reply

I think someone should make Pimps Quest 2 in his memory.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-28 20:17:55 Reply

Tom Fulp, you are a fat fuck!