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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 13:11:14 Reply

It's really sad to see a respected member of the NG community go.

We should probably make a flash collaboration, maybe even a day dedicated to him.

R.I.P.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 13:30:25 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 > Erectile Dysfunction

Anyways, on topic: R.I.P. Ben! I pay my respects, even if I didn't know you! May you rest in peace.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 13:47:03 Reply

R.I.P Ben

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 13:54:29 Reply

Who are the other deceased animators anyways?

Livecorpse and Regret are the only ones I know of.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 14:09:45 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

I think the lack of oxygen from being on his high horse has got to him.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 14:11:16 Reply

Rest in peace, Ben. I'm truly sorry. Losing a loved one is never easy, but it's good to see so many people mourning for him. As you can see, the real big deal is how NICELY you live, not how LONG you live. I got to know this from my psychologist, so you can tell that it's correct.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 14:15:59 Reply

By the way, tell Stamper to quit smoking. I hate to say this, but if he continues on like that, he'll be the next one, and you guys WILL be feeling sorry for not trying hard enough to convince him in time, at least to go see a doctor. Quitting smoking is not impossible if he tries to quit it by reducing it over time, you know that, but you should at least tell him to see a doctor first.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 14:35:05 Reply

Ben wasn't just one of us, he was the best of us. Look, I know that overdosing on drugs is a dumb way to go; but the nasty attitude of certain people's views on this is just unconscienable. He along with Mindchamber, Tom, Wade, Dan Paladin, Em Kaah (whereabouts unknown), McFretN, Doomhammr, Clark Lybek, Randy Solem, Sirkowski, Edmund McMillen, and many others shaped this site into what it is today.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 14:46:06 Reply

Wow. I liked the series, and he was a pretty good animator. Too bad hes dead. I think we'll all miss him.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:12:23 Reply

I didn't feel so bad about any of this until I realized Ben made Pimp's Quest.

For me, that's like Tom Fulp dying.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:14:21 Reply

At 10/23/09 08:24 PM, Jalacy93 wrote: man that sucks....this is also the day my grandma died....

;____; this day sux ;____; why dose people die 2 day ;_______; im sorry 4 u jalacy93 ;____;

pimp's quest rawkd ;______________________________________;


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:16:28 Reply

How'd he die?

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:16:57 Reply

OMG TOM FULP IS ONLY LEVEL 11!

Bad taste joke aside, how did he die?


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:18:20 Reply

It's sad that someone as young as he was has gone so soon. Perhaps the most admirable part was that he still was a newgrounds contributor at an age that most see as when you stop doing this sort of thing. I'm sure he will be missed.

Also, the memorial page is a good idea. An idea for the format should probably be that it is a list of links to user pages, instead of individual submissions- whole lifetimes of submissions would make a really oversized page.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:19:30 Reply

Shame RIP! We should remember this day as NG users day, 24/10 :'(

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:36:33 Reply

RIP a Newgrounds God has fallen *moments silence* still the show must go on Rest In Peace Ben you will be missed by the Newgrounds public *fires a shot of respect in the air military style* and may your legacy carry on as a Newgrounds Legend

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:44:18 Reply

I remember playing Pimps Quest/watching stick slayer back when...so sad that he died, may he rest in peace.

My mouth actually kinda dried up when I saw stick slayer on the front page, I just knew something was wrong...

Kids should never live to see their heroes die...

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:44:43 Reply

At 10/24/09 02:15 PM, mrty wrote: By the way, tell Stamper to quit smoking. I hate to say this, but if he continues on like that, he'll be the next one, and you guys WILL be feeling sorry for not trying hard enough to convince him in time, at least to go see a doctor. Quitting smoking is not impossible if he tries to quit it by reducing it over time, you know that, but you should at least tell him to see a doctor first.

But that would make this a pointless game:


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:49:06 Reply

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

You evil Bastard!

On a serious note:

I watched a few of his movies and enjoyed them.
Its sad to see such a talented man die at such a young age.

Rest In Peace.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:51:43 Reply

Rest in Peace Ben Spurgin:(

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:54:11 Reply

R.I.P. Ben.
His series was one of the few that made me sign up.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 16:02:13 Reply

At 10/23/09 04:28 PM, Twilight wrote: I didn't know him, never watched StickSlayer but I'll still pay my respects because I hope one day when I die I'll be recognized on this site for flash.

The exact same thing applies to me..... may he rest in peace.....


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 16:04:45 Reply

I didn't realise who this was, nor did I remember the name "Stick Slayer" until seeing the little sketch on his profile page.

I used to watch those in awe. I can definitely count him as an inspiration back when I was getting started... I remember feeling a really weird immature kinda anger at seeing this Flash series that was "against sticks". I was just a stupid kid back then of course. None the less I liked them a lot and admired him much.

RIP, Ben. I'm very sorry to his family and friends

tom,
maybe you could post a link to his works in the newspost? this could be done also in the memorial area. I'm sure many artists would like to be remembered along with their works


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 16:06:03 Reply

how did he die?


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 16:18:42 Reply

RIP ben

btw a memorial page would be a really good idea, maybe with a link to all his work

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 16:28:02 Reply

At 10/24/09 10:58 AM, SkeletonIncubuS wrote: Ben Spurgin and Bradley Nowell ... two great guys i know that died of heroine ,
so dont try drugs , you can smoke cigars or drink beers but no drugs ..
their very bad ....

R.I.P. Ben Spurgin
Bradley Nowell

i offer my sympathy ...

Who is Bradley Nowell? oh BTW, I'll submit a drawing in Spurgin's memory tomorrow...

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 16:45:10 Reply

I never liked Stick Slayer, but R.I.P anyway.
This is the third NG death btw.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 16:47:34 Reply

At 10/23/09 04:26 PM, Lost-Chances wrote: Drugs are bad, 'okay?

I am not completely sure but is that why he has passed away??? Anyway, no matter what it was that had killed him, I hope he is in good peace and loving his life he has now.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 17:44:32 Reply

My wish is for the site to last forever, run by the next generation and the generation after.
RIP, Ben.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 18:12:51 Reply

i never knew ben as a person but i knew him as a creator of flash a genius most would say i would be one of those people he will be strongly missed my thoughts are with his family i remember my first game on here pimp quest and i loved it ben im going to miss you your family are going to miss you and the people of newgrounds will miss you r.i.p