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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 09:47:25 Reply

RIP randy solem :(

his sprite animations were my favorites back in the days when i was 14, i still consider his mario animations (typically the ROTMK series) as the best of the sprite animations ever made


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 10:06:17 Reply

Mario Vs Sonic was one of the first interactive flash animations I've ever seen. I did not know that it was created by this master. Rest In Peace.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 10:51:14 Reply

ROTMK was always one of my favorites. Rest easy Randy..


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 12:04:01 Reply

This is positively depressing. Rise of the MK was one of my first favorites as far as sprites go. Rest in peace, Randy. I'mma miss you.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 12:55:40 Reply

Oh my god, hes dead? D:
R.I.P, Randy Solem...

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 13:08:57 Reply

RIP, Randy. You were truly an inspiration.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 13:19:21 Reply

Oh, man, that's horrible. My condolences to his family, especially his daughter...

I'll always remember ROTMK and the Yoshi's Island stuff. He had a great sense of humor and was monumental in pioneering the Newgrounds flash portal.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 13:46:57 Reply

One of my favorite flash animators back in the day.... His Curious George shorts were some of my first demented cartoons I witnessed. And who doesn't love ROTMK..... Shame he's gone.... I do wish the best for his daughter.

I do believe I'll be revisiting his work now.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 14:50:00 Reply

Aw, man! His Mario vs. Sonic is one of the first sprite movies I had the pleasure of watching!

R.I.P.......... :(

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 14:52:20 Reply

Holy shit, really? I loved that guy's flashes..
Good luck to his family.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 14:54:48 Reply

......Sorry to double-post, but he did the Curious George flashes, too!? I especially liked the last two..........

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.......................

This is indeed a sad day.......

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 15:09:56 Reply

At 2 days ago, monkeyspanthisgooplz wrote: R.I.P. Randy

hmm drugs or alcohol? If so then what a stupid waste of talent, not to mention never got to see his kid grow up...Why would we want to donate money though you realize how many others dont even get that chance, I understand the meaning but will never donate on anything it means nothing if they are not able to shake my hand and give me a hug or something just seems like a waste of money.

Hopefully he is in a better place.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 15:27:31 Reply

At 17 minutes ago, Scroler wrote: hmm drugs or alcohol? If so then what a stupid waste of talent

He died of a heart attack.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 15:34:36 Reply

Well this sucks. I mean IT REALLY REALLY SUCKS. One of my favorite animators who did the Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom passes away at 36? That's just so sad. I mean, he did alot of great work in the past and ever since 2006 I always wondered about what happened to him? Man oh man I didn't know he passed away just now.

I know I shouldn't say this, but I will surely miss him and his animations that he created in sprite form. He was pretty creative and knew his material about Sega and Nintendo. Sure he used some fart jokes, but his masterpieces like Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom was a great example of putting sprites from a videogame to work. He shall be surely missed. :'(

RIP Randy Solem 1975-2012 You were a wonderful animator and you kept the mushroom kingdom at piece.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 16:45:55 Reply

Rest in peace. I used to watch his stuff almost constantly when I first got the internet. Years later I find him again on NG, and A day later he passes away. He will be missed.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 17:18:07 Reply

At 1 hour ago, Scroler wrote:
At 2 days ago, monkeyspanthisgooplz wrote: R.I.P. Randy
hmm drugs or alcohol? If so then what a stupid waste of talent, not to mention never got to see his kid grow up...Why would we want to donate money though you realize how many others dont even get that chance, I understand the meaning but will never donate on anything it means nothing if they are not able to shake my hand and give me a hug or something just seems like a waste of money.

Hopefully he is in a better place.

I've donated to things numerous times in the past. Nobody is saying anyone SHOULD donate, it's an 'if you want to. I've donated to programmers for freeware that I appreciated, I've donated to website owners for material I've appreciated, etc. Many of his fans loved his work and donated to costs such as hosting, etc. From a programmer perspective, when your coding and doing work for your own purposes, your putting well over a normal work week of time into giving people something to enjoy, many of us appreciate that.

Nobody 'should' donate, it's a completely free will, appreciated gesture.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 17:45:33 Reply

Wow, I remember watching his Mario vs. Sonic flash on his website when I was 12. Sad to hear him die at such a young age and leave his daughter. RIP


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 20:32:23 Reply

A true legend has parted ways with us. I can't even begin to describe the impact his movies had on me. Goodnight sweet prince.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 21:06:00 Reply

Randy was my soon to be brother in law. He was a great guy and will be deeply missed. I just wanted to thank everyone for their support. My sister Danielle and their 2 kids really need it. I would also appreciate it if some people would stop asking how he died, or assuming.(it was NOT a drug over dose). Really what does it matter. We lost a great young talent, and my niece & nephew lost a their Dad. R.I.P. RANDY SOLEM......

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 21:18:13 Reply

At 6 hours ago, Scroler wrote:
At 2 days ago, monkeyspanthisgooplz wrote: R.I.P. Randy
hmm drugs or alcohol? If so then what a stupid waste of talent, not to mention never got to see his kid grow up...Why would we want to donate money though you realize how many others dont even get that chance, I understand the meaning but will never donate on anything it means nothing if they are not able to shake my hand and give me a hug or something just seems like a waste of money.

Hopefully he is in a better place.

Randy is my brother in law. He didnt die bc drugs or alcohol. you are a peice of shit for assuming. and that waste of money is my niece who he loved very much........ so know what you are saying bf you start running your mouth....

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 21:30:46 Reply

I have watched a few of Randy's sprite flashes, and it hurts greatly that he's gone. But why 36? Why does every great person have to die so young! Damn!

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 21:33:18 Reply

Unbelievable. Randy Solem inspired me to start work on my own sprite films, like many others on Newgrounds. It's hard to imagine how my creations here would've turned out without his influence, or if they would have come into fruition in the first place. He was a very nice guy who gave me a free plug on his site VGDC for Super Mario Land IV (2006). He sent me PMs after several submissions encouraging me to keep at it (even after I beat him to a Daily Feature one time). I never met him in person, but I viewed him sort of like a big brother. Back in 2002-2005, he was by and large the main source of inspiration for almost every sprite artist on this site and across the web. Rise of the MK set the standard for sprite films--a standard that has not changed since. I wish his family and friends well.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-22 22:47:13 Reply

r.i.p randy, you will be very missed....

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-23 00:21:02 Reply

That's so upsetting. I watched his videos since I was a young teen. Very upsetting. I actually feel hollow right now.

Best wishes to his friends and family.


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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-23 00:22:43 Reply

R.I.P. Randy

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-23 05:28:06 Reply

bad to hear bad news

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-23 08:51:10 Reply

At 3 days ago, TomFulp wrote: Sad news; Randy Solem, one of the original stars of NG, passed away this week at the age of 36.

Randy was an early pioneer of sprite movies, inspiring many who have made their own sprite movies over the past 12 years. Classics include:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/28041
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/6401
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/113889
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/124155
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/184865
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/224974
Check out Randy's Movies page for more.

Beyond his sprite movies, Randy was a great guy and supportive member of the NG community. He'll be greatly missed.

Randy's family is accepting donations for his 18 month old daughter. If you can, please Paypal some money to RielleSolemTrustFund@Yahoo.com and it will go into a fund to pay for her education.

After the passing of Ben Spurgin in 2009, we talked about setting up a page to document NG regulars who are no longer with us. I finally set up this In Memoriam page in the Wiki. Let me know if you have suggestions / additions. I'd like to add pictures so we'll probably do that.

wow. I can't believe it, just like that. I hadn't seen his VGDC stuff in years but just last week i showed my girlfriend ROTMK and she loved it. it's terrible to hear he's gone so suddenly. the family is probably witholding details about his death until later...R.I.P, Randy. you were truly the master of sprite animation.

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-23 11:26:55 Reply

At 1 day ago, j0hnny wrote: I'm sure others have done this but I put a little nod of respect to Randy on my Facebook page. He was a great online Nemesis of mine, but also he gets a hell of a lot of respect from me. Even Cobra Commander would have been sad if Duke died.

Look if you guys want some kind of last hurrah to Randy I propose a flash contest. See Randy held Flash contests all the time back in the forum days. So I say there should be a flash contest with an entry fee and the winner receives a prize. All proceeds from the contest will go towards Rielle's Education Fund. The winner of the contest should receive of course a prize. Actually I would say any type of tribute Flash to any of Randy's Flashes including Curious George as well. The tribute you make does not have to be sprite based, it can be hand drawn. I dunno what do you think guys. Good idea?

Did this too my post is exactly this
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âEU RIP Randy Solem 1975-2012 âEU

Gerðir frábærar stuttmyndir og varst algjör meistari á meðal Newgrounds Ã- að gera Sprite animation.
Betur þekktur fyrir að gera Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom serÃ-una sérstaklega hjá nýliðum, og finnst mér þetta atriði vera bara viðeigandi.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bQU 8Efn9Jio#t=120s

Gerðir frábærar stuttmyndir og varst algjör meistari á meðal Newgrounds Ã- að gera Sprite animation.
Betur þekktur fyrir að gera Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom serÃ-una sérstaklega hjá nýliðum, og finnst mér þetta atriði vera bara viðeigandi.
means..
You did some awesome short movies and you were a true Sprite King among Newgrounds. You are mostly known for ROTMK especially among new people, and i find this part only be fitting to what has happened.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bQU 8Efn9Jio#t=120s

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-23 12:46:13 Reply

i know i havent had an account long but i have known about this site practilly since i HAD internet but 36 jeez i know i joke around about 20 being old (im 14) but i didnt know that HE made those mushroom kingdom ones i love those but 36 is young and i mean YOUNG so rip dude but i have a good song for this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gyvTV5OJ5E&list=FLK7hjWUrafC X5k5qAngKekg&index=67&feature=plpp_video

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Response to Randy Solem, 1975-2012 2012-03-23 15:36:24 Reply

RIP, Randy. I genuinely care about his passing. No, really, I do.


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