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Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 21:43:10


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

Yeah ...he probably would have.

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 21:45:53


At 10/25/09 09:36 PM, dudegiga wrote: ok, uhmm, i don't know wjat happened, it seems people are mourning this animator. not to sound ignorant but, what happened if i may ask?

Read a bit, friend. He died of a heroin overdose. And while yes, he shouldn't have been using heroin in the first place, I disagree with anyone who says he deserved to die. It's not like he was a bad person, he just made a poor choice. Rest in peace.

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 21:53:57


I disagree. He did not make a poor choice.

Addiction is a disease, not an option.
The first time you try heroin, its a choice.
But it alters your brain chemistry with the first dose. There are functional addicts who do not do heroin to get high, but to feel normal. Because not doing heroin leaves them shaky, sweaty, vomiting ...
I'm not sure of Ben's situation, but if he'd done heroin more than once, then he had a disease.

It's a really unfortunate situation, and I hope that Ben's family knows that there are people out there who care, and who appreciated Ben and his work.

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 00:26:18


Ben will be missed. You've probably seen his work, and know how great it is.

Rest in peace, Ben.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 00:33:27


good night and good-bye, may better things await you in the after life.
R.I.P Ben


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 07:30:41


Wow. I havent been on NG in a few weeks, and I'm hit with this. I'm sad to hear about this. I was really hoping that he would make a comeback into Flash. RIP to him.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 08:09:55


Don't do drugs, kids!


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 08:25:30


im so unbearably sad about this and would love to learn flash to make a memorial flash about his work R.I.P


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 09:03:18


:(
Really sad news.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 09:32:54


R.I.P.

It must be hard losing a son,

too bad they never watched Pulp Fiction

I'm guessing that Ben was the humorous type, so I'll just leave that with him.

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 10:16:52


RIP

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 12:20:28


RIP hermano

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 13:21:00


I wonder if heroin is really to-die-for? Finding out soooon.
Also, rip.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 14:42:10


At 10/24/09 01:26 AM, shadow-hill wrote: NewGrounds members don't die, they are just injested by thousands of radioactive grasshoppers and spread all over the world, creating the next major flu epidemic. So, when you catch Spurginsin's Disease in 2011, think fondly of him...

So this means that the schwain died this year?

Anyways.. I didn't know the guy, but I feel sorry for his poor mom. It's very sad that people pass away so young.

RIP man, hope you have a spacey time where-ever you may be.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 15:40:52


Rest in peace sweet prince.

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 15:51:45


At 10/26/09 01:21 PM, HuIk wrote: I wonder if heroin is really to-die-for? Finding out soooon.
Also, rip.

is that a cry for help? or shitty attempt at trolling

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 16:05:33


At 10/26/09 03:51 PM, MindChamber wrote:
is that a cry for help? or shitty attempt at trolling

I say both

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 16:18:38


god damn it! STAY AWAY FROM DRUGS! they are bad, no matter what kinda drug it is! (even nicotin and alcohol are, so consume them cautiously! do not overdose!)
this is really sad :( ...
R.I.P. and may you have a better life up there, mate!


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 16:24:37


Pimps quest was one of the first games I played on here, although I am not a contributor I have been a long time viewer (since '99) and I am truly sorry sorry to hear he has gone. RIP

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 16:32:29


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

I made a more appropriate icon. It looks kind of dumb, though...
R.I.P Ben
Even worse, it was from heroin.
do you guys agree with me now

Here's that icon I mentioned:

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 16:39:39


R.I.P Benny

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 16:54:31


At 10/23/09 04:32 PM, Twilight wrote:
At 10/23/09 04:30 PM, Twilight wrote:
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.
Ew I sound selfish.

RIP, I really feel for his mom. I know ho
Ugh fuck me.

I know how it feels to lose someone to drugs, unfortunately.*

i know, my brother died from drug overdose :(
he seemed cool, 2 bad i never knew him :/
but i bet he appreciates how many pple remember him here :/ cant rly say ill be remembered for anything :(
RIP

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 17:46:53


Rest in peace, Ben. You were awesome.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 18:10:42


Without lying, I can say that Pimp Quest was the first ever game I played on NG. Damnit man.
RIP


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 18:32:19


Rest in Peace Ben Spurgin

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 19:16:39


Wow dude thats sad hope your in a better place Ben.

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 19:32:38


RIP. Never seen his stuff, dont know him, but he looks like the type of person you would kick it with and just hang out and have a good time.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 20:44:46


Even though this totally sucks, I'm really looking forward to the Livecorpse-esque parodies that come out after this.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 20:46:32


At 10/26/09 08:41 PM, LyonsPryde wrote: This just brightened up my day! A stupid animator who could only use sticks died from doing heroin, and every NGer is "Mourning" on this thread! I haven't had a good laugh in awhile, thanks morons!


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-26 20:51:14


At 10/26/09 08:46 PM, Yacazuma wrote:
At 10/26/09 08:41 PM, LyonsPryde wrote: This just brightened up my day! A stupid animator who could only use sticks died from doing heroin, and every NGer is "Mourning" on this thread! I haven't had a good laugh in awhile, thanks morons!
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/60 822

high five, man!
also, stickslayer was not just sticks, it had a guy killing them all who was not a stick.