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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:42 PM Reply

It always sucks when something like this happens, and it sucks even more when the person who's gone did something so self destructive. May his art live forever, and hopefully other's won't travel down the same path that led to his death.

R.I.P.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:44 PM Reply

died at 31 due to drugs, unfortunate, and sad, but he can only blame himself.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:45 PM Reply

R.I.P

I think it's always a bit surreal when people die as young as he did.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:47 PM Reply

Can't say I was familiar with him, but it's always sad when a community member passes on.
R.I.P. Ben.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:48 PM Reply

Didn't know him, but it still sucks to lose someone. Especially when they're a good flash artist that contributes to NG.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:50 PM Reply

Fuck, now hes definitely never going to release Pimps quest 2.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:50 PM Reply

Damn, I remember back when Stick Slayer was new, it's bizarre to get news like this.

Why not commemorate the front page to Ben? Sort of like a Madness day or a Pico Day?

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:52 PM Reply

Didn't know him well, but I vaguely recall watching the first few episodes of Stick Slayer a long time ago. It's a real shame that he's gone, especially since his death stemmed from something totally unnecessary.

R.I.P. Ben Spurgin

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:52 PM Reply

Now dont get offended at this but what if this is a hoax? And he comes back on halloween with stickslayer IX? I dont know how news of his death got out, wheather it was in the news or what so dont be offended by this thought. Just saying though, could be true.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:54 PM Reply

At 10/23/09 04:28 PM, idiot-monarch wrote: Never seen any of his stuff, but he sounds like a pretty cool dude.

RIP

Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Never heard of him before now, he has some pretty nice flash.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:56 PM Reply

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

Haha, I was about to post that.
You should make a sad face of yourself for the front page, and check what emoticon the thread uses, and if it's a sad one, it'll be replaced by sad Tom.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 04:57 PM Reply

I've never heard of him before. After watching some of his Flash, I am now very sad to have him gone.

R.I.P.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:00 PM Reply

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

Oh my....Your such a sicko XD

At 10/23/09 04:37 PM, Peacekid wrote: a goddamn heroin overdose.

Damn....What a crap way to die....O.o

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:02 PM Reply

Poor Guy
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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:02 PM Reply

R.I.P. man!


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:08 PM Reply

Anyone else find it appropriate that the last medal he earned was titled "Game over?


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:13 PM Reply

i feel bad that i laughed at stampers post.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:15 PM Reply

I think everybody should rate that movie 5/5 in memory of him


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:16 PM Reply

At 10/23/09 05:08 PM, Invisable-Ranger wrote: Anyone else find it appropriate that the last medal he earned was titled "Game over?

It also said "let history take it's course"

At 10/23/09 05:13 PM, Luis wrote: i feel bad that i laughed at stampers post.

And you should.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:18 PM Reply

now ben is god's personal animator

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:20 PM Reply

Man, I loved his work. I used to show it to many friends.
RIP :(

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:20 PM Reply

I know it's rude to ask but, how'd he die?


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:21 PM Reply

Goodbye, ben. We'll miss you.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:24 PM Reply

Rest in Peace Ben.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:25 PM Reply

He will be remembered forever by family, friends, newgrounders alike, with his brilliant Flash submissions to Newgrounds that will be cherished by everyone.

Tom has made it so we can have artist's freely post flash submissions for free here on Newgrounds, and Ben has contributed greatly to making Newgrounds that much better of a site.

His great additions to the Newgrounds site will be missed from everyone here on Newgrounds.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:26 PM 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

@ Stamper: The characters should be like statues to remember them by.

Yep, we will miss him.... I bet people like the 'hopeless(mindless bastards not to be confused with the homeless)' are capable of doing that kind of damage.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:26 PM Reply

wow, what is too be done with his account?


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:28 PM Reply

The saddest thing is that he died rather ignobly. A drug overdose isn't the most glorious way to go.

Don't get me wrong, it's still a sad death.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:28 PM Reply

i knew the guy personally too

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:30 PM Reply

ohh to die like that and that young, may he rest in peace and best wishes to his friends and family.


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