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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Nov. 10th, 2009 @ 08:54 AM Reply

RIP man.

its unfair, your life was taken too short.

But we gotta remember his works, that way he can stay immortal


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Nov. 10th, 2009 @ 05:00 PM Reply

Hi Everyone,

I'm Ben's little sister and I just wanted to say to you all, thank you SO MUCH for remembering my brother. To those of you who have nasty things to say, all I can say is that I pray DEEPLY you will never have to know the pain, sorrow, and suffering of losing someone who is the world to you. Ben was SO much more than an addict. He was a brother, a son, a devoted uncle, a friend, and an artist. He was clean for almost two years before he relapsed and subsequently overdosed. In that short time of sobriety he touched so MANY lives in such a positive way. Ben was an addict. He made a HORRIBLE choice. But he is so much more than that one choice. For any of you who were lucky enough to know him, you wouldn't have a bad word to say about him. There was not one mean or selfish bone in his body. I am proud to call him my brother and I consider myself SO BLESSED to have had him in my life.

Thank you all so much for your kind remembrances of Ben.

Much love,
Ben's Sister

Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Nov. 11th, 2009 @ 03:27 PM Reply

At 11/10/09 05:00 PM, amydtague wrote: Hi Everyone,

I'm Ben's little sister and I just wanted to say to you all, thank you SO MUCH for remembering my brother. To those of you who have nasty things to say,

NG is full of uncaring pricks with no emotions.

And I'm sorry about the loss. I must say I'm empathetic.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Nov. 14th, 2009 @ 08:51 AM Reply

sad what happened to ben VERY sad so lets watch his nice flash in rememberance of him

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Nov. 14th, 2009 @ 09:21 AM Reply

At 11/10/09 05:00 PM, amydtague wrote:
Much love,
Ben's Sister

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If it's real, than thanks for sharing. i pray for people like you every night.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Jan. 3rd, 2010 @ 05:35 PM Reply

R.I.P.
you're great artist and may your legacy exist for ever on NG

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Jan. 31st, 2010 @ 04:29 PM Reply

There was some sad news this month - Zach Finley, aka CerealboxClock, died in a car accident.

The disturbing trend of dying Flash authors also continued this month, with the compelling Livecorpse suicide.

This was probably the most disturbing year in Newgrounds history... After two contributors had already died, we received a submission by Jeff Weise, aka Regret. Completely overlooked at the time, the submission would later draw attention when Jeff went on a shooting spree and killed himself. His Newgrounds activity was first reported by The Smoking Gun.

As some of you may have seen on the Stick Slayer page and MindChamber's post, NG has lost a beloved artist.

Ben Spurgin (ben-spurgin and benspurgin) made his Flash debut in 2000 and became an NG celeb with his Stick Slayer series. Ben's joy of animating was infectious and inspired many artists to follow in the same path.

Ben was back at it almost a decade later, with Stick Slayer IX on the way. He was only 31.

Our thoughts are with Ben's Mom and family. Losing a loved one is never easy.

We may never get to see Stick Slayer IX, but we can still have one last celebration of Ben's awesomeness. A small group of artists who were around in the Ben days are coming together to create a tribute to his work. There isn't a lot of room in this collab but if you are an old-time accomplished NG contributor and want to help out, shoot me a PM and we'll see what we can do! Include your email address in the PM, so I can put together a contact list to move forward with.

If you have any memories to share about Ben, post them here! JakBaronKing has suggested setting up an NG Memorial page for the artists we've lost over the years, so that is under consideration. I intend for NG to last the next 100 years, so this sort of page will unfortunately become more and more necessary.

okay which is most ironic...

a.ben spurgin put heroin use in game pimps quest then died of heroin overdose.

b.livecorpse always talked like a emo suicidal faggot, then he killed himself...

c.regret's movie showed a man kill abunch of people, then killhimself... which is what regret did!

d.who cares cerealbox clock is dead...

e. all of the above is fucking hiliarious! hahahahaha

-DD

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Mar. 19th, 2012 @ 04:15 PM Reply

R.I.P Ben

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Aug. 15th, 2013 @ 02:48 AM Reply

R.I.P Ben