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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:31 PM Reply

Another one bites the dust...

RIP Ben.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:31 PM Reply

We will miss him. BTW didn't Mindchamber say he might finish stck slayer?

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:33 PM Reply

At 10/23/09 04:24 PM, TomFulp wrote: 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.

Unfortunately? I think it's a great idea and it should be made as soon as possible! As for Ben, I already heard the news but his untimely death will be remembered.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:34 PM Reply

Stamper's post: dark but true. He took his choice when he started on drugs.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:37 PM Reply

R.I.P too soon, he was a great animator and his flash (among others) were what influenced me to get into flash in the first place.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:40 PM Reply

Stick Slayer was actually one of the early flash series I've seen on newgrounds, back before I realized I could be a member (for free)
I still remember back when you had the theme music play on the collection page

thats a real shame.

I may have only been a member since 2005, but I've browsed on NG since 2002 (or 3)
I shall watch his series later tonight as a little tribute. If I have time, I'll shoot you a pm to join the collab, I'm just dealing with alot of homework right now, but would like to show that I was a fan of his work as well


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:45 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

Yes.
Just YES.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:51 PM Reply

Strangest thing, I was just thinking of whether or not to reply to this topic, seeing as I never really knew the guy or his work and thought it would only be strange to give out my condolences to someone I don't know. Hypocritical in a way. Then I checked out his profile and he has a bunch of medals from one of my games. Strange as it may sound it actually kind of shocked me as it creates some kind of connection with him... Anyway, dying at such a young age is never a good thing, and I hope his family find all the strength and support they need.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:54 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 > Dick Overdose


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 05:55 PM Reply

ahhh, damn. another NGer lost. How did he die?


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:01 PM Reply

At 10/23/09 04:31 PM, Lizzardis wrote: Rest in peace.

May I ask...How did he die?

I heard it was from a heroin overdose, on his Mom's page. The link's in the post.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:04 PM Reply

My cousin died the same way D;


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:07 PM Reply

RIP


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:09 PM Reply

Wish i could say i knew him.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:10 PM Reply

RIP Dude

Heroin's bad... so... don't do heroin, m'kay?


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:10 PM Reply

A memorial page is a great idea to celebrate the artists we have lost, it would be a fitting section to the site.

You are in our prayers, Ben. R.I.P.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:11 PM Reply

He will be rememberd

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:14 PM Reply

A memorial page is a great idea.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:25 PM Reply

RIP Ben

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:29 PM Reply

R.I.P Ben.We'll miss you man.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:31 PM Reply

At 10/23/09 05:20 PM, psychomilkman wrote: I know it's rude to ask but, how'd he die?

If you would've actually clicked the links in Tom's post you'd find it was heroin overdose.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:31 PM Reply

R.I.P Ben Spurgin.

Also, stop smiling Tom.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:31 PM Reply

i love newgrounds' sense of community. the rise and downfall of many a artist is documented with these posts, where anyone can add their two cents, usually in either blind support or senseless indignation. its a continual reminder that real people run this site through and through, and in the end we're all just flitting by to get a bid of attention.

that sounds really bitter, but i'm genuinely pleased that the site is the way it is, and that its not cold and aloof enough to not care about mentioning the people that make/have made it what it is.

a memorial page of sorts, despite how i'm sure people will figure out how to take a digital piss on digital graves, still sounds like a good idea.

i'm actually writing up a goodbye doc for someone to post on my page when i'm gone


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:36 PM Reply

How did he die? :(


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:36 PM Reply

omg that's so sad


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:38 PM Reply

Awww! I get sad when I think of how long Newgrounds will last and how all the people I know here will eventually be gone... :(((

RIP Ben

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:41 PM Reply

Awww. I trust you will make a wonderful collab in his honor, Tom and everyone else involved.

Rest in Peace, Ben.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:43 PM Reply

I didn't know him personally, but I was all too familiar with his work. I literally grew up watching it. It would be fair to say his stuff was one of many that truly inspired me to take up Flash. I only recently discovered he was also a musician, which had me even more impressed. So sad to see such an amazing talent pass.

RIP Ben.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:43 PM Reply

Even today, his Pimp's Quest is an opus to contemporary status.

Goodbye Ben! It's been real.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 23rd, 2009 @ 06:55 PM Reply

Does MC shoots up too? I wonder why nothing new if coming up on NG.. chat is "delayed", Pico 2 is "upcoming"
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