00:00
00:00
Newgrounds Background Image Theme

Our goal is for Newgrounds to be ad free for everyone! Become a Supporter today and help make this dream a reality!

Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009

106,660 Views | 407 Replies
Respond to this Topic

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 21:44:26


Too bad see another great animator dead in a way that could never happened!

GoodBye Ben!


BBS HERO! O RLY?

BBS Signature

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 21:59:01


This is sad news. I know I will miss Ben's submissions, since I was always a big fan of stick death animation.

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 22:39:56


wow, some guy on the internet is telling me to do weed, :0

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 23:06:16


If it's any consolation...heroin is a rather peaceful drug to overdose on as it makes you go to sleep and not wake up...
I never knew him and I'm sorry that NG has lost an artist. :(


uuuuuuuugh

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 00:04:56


I didn't know him but I watched his flash. I'm was sincerely sorry when I learned Ben had died. I know some of you probably think this is a hoax...I doubt it but I won't interfere with your conspiracies, I know some of you give less sympathy for ben and his family because of how he died. The world does not gain through a mans death, you shouldn't have less sympathy for someone just because they died of a drug overdose!
Rest in peace Ben, you may rest assured your family is in our prayers


Honesty is the best policy, except when its being done to you. :P

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 00:43:19


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

Username > Rammed in the ass by Stamper's cock too hard.

You forgot one


taking the internet seriously is the biggest sin one could commit on a forum.

BBS Signature

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 01:15:42


At 10/25/09 12:04 AM, ifailtestsnot wrote: I didn't know him but I watched his flash. I'm was sincerely sorry when I learned Ben had died. I know some of you probably think this is a hoax...I doubt it but I won't interfere with your conspiracies, I know some of you give less sympathy for ben and his family because of how he died. The world does not gain through a mans death, you shouldn't have less sympathy for someone just because they died of a drug overdose!
Rest in peace Ben, you may rest assured your family is in our prayers

I can definitely confirm that it is not a hoax. i was friends with ben the last couple months of his life. He lived with a bunch of friends of mine, and two of them found him. None of us knew he was using, so it was a pretty huge shock to everybody. It's a sad situation and it's nice to see that a lot of people remember him, because he was a kind, awesome, funny, creative guy.

i was just coming here today to play games, but i couldn't resist posting about this since i knew him and was happy to call him a friend.

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 02:09:47


At 10/25/09 02:02 AM, Aci6 wrote: Cause of death?

A bunch of people on a couple of pages said it was a heroin overdose; I don't know personally I'm just taking their word for it since no one is arguing against it as far as I can tell.


uuuuuuuugh

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 03:21:16


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

umm tom, in times like this we must mourn someone not really be that happy

R.I.P. well miss you, i hope when i die in afghanistan i would be remembered too

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 03:56:24


Sad times, we're losing artists left and right. I overheard my school cop saying this to a student getting expelled for drug usage: "Well, you fucked up, son. Ya fucked up good." That's all there is to it. He fucked up.


BBS Signature

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 04:31:56


I didn't know the guy, and I didn't know anything about him. So I don't really care at all, but yeah, if you knew him then sorry for your loss.


^ THAT ^

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 04:42:01


We will all miss you Ben, no matter how much you messed up.


ARTARTART If home is where the heart is, then aren't you screwed.

BBS Signature

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 04:44:39


May You make Pimp's Quest 2 in Heaven o and Finish Stick SLayer Xl
i been on new grounds for about 6 years now and i rember playing Pimp's Quest as one of my first games on NewGrounds

may his Creativity spread around this world and bless us all as he was blessed with his Creativness
srry iam horrible with words

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 04:47:12


At 10/25/09 04:44 AM, DrkJkr wrote: May You make Pimp's Quest 2 in Heaven o and Finish Stick SLayer Xl
i been on new grounds for about 6 years now and i rember playing Pimp's Quest as one of my first games on NewGrounds

may his Creativity spread around this world and bless us all as he was blessed with his Creativness
srry iam horrible with words

btw theres no proof to back up on this rumor behind this "overdose"
so stfu if you show me a the Certification Of Death witch will state reason of death and it shows on that Offical document that he died of "overdose" then ill believe you tell then Stfu guys keep your put a diaper around ur face cuz all the shit is coming out

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 04:51:02


lets see some proof to back up what you have to say
cuz i read the first post says nothing of the sort
u need a adult diaper around your face
u lil flamer
its called respect for the dead
when somoen dies u dont talk shit about them cuz well
THERE DEAD THERE DONE THATS IT NOTHING
sad when kids like you pick on somone who cant even talk back
very pathetic

i cant wait to hear from your whiny responce

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 06:01:43


Do you remember that memorial drawing? Here it is: Memorial drawing Remember I'm NOT breaking the rules of the AP!

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 06:23:27


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

One of these days someone in Newgrounds has to die naturally
R.I.P Ben I'm going to give a five on all your flashes now.


Alucard > Edward

BBS Signature

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 06:27:51


RIP...did he accualy die? Cuz if yes im really sad :(

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 06:56:25


for those trolls out there,do not mock the dead.
for everyone else,rest in peace.may you have a wonderful afterlife...


Why are you even bothering to read this?

BBS Signature

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 07:56:36


R.IP. Ben :*(

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 08:52:57


pretty ironic? he made pimps quest and now dies from drugs?


Emphasis are great!

BBS Signature

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 09:02:41


I didn't know the guy behind the amazing flash series, but I did watch it quite a few years ago. Think it was 2004, hes the guy who got me into stick figure animations. Animation is behind me now but I love his series. RIP Ben.


god

BBS Signature

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 09:24:46


At 10/25/09 05:00 AM, Aci6 wrote:
I guess Lost-Chances' post stands then. I can't understand why people want to take such shit when they fucking know the consequences.

Oh his Mum's NG page she says it was a heroin overdose.....RIP

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 09:48:23


At 10/24/09 01:10 AM, The-Evil-Daed wrote: Everyone, quit pretending like you give a shit.

Sure, it's kinda sad that he is no longer existing consciously, but this whole 'false sympathy' is bullshit. He was a dumbass for getting himself involved in drugs. Don't pretend like he was some hero, because I guarantee that he didn't have any kind of a following.

Go ahead and cry about it. I'm just telling the truth.

ooooohhh, look who's here, mister-i'm-the-most-awesome-and-correct-
guy-on-NG.
shut the fuck up, the guy was here since 2000 or so, and submitted some great flashes, and some of them were even recorded in NG's history.
how he died is IRRELEVANT, what really matters is that we lost a great animator. and yet you don't give a shit and say that we're doing this just to look nice. you never knew him to treat him this way, so fuck off, respect the dead.

now that i've said this, i'm sorry for Ben's mother for her loss.
may you rest in peace, Ben. Pimp's Quest was a classic.

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 10:17:10


From one Ben to another, RIP


If you're happy and you know it clap your ha- *Gunshots* SHUT DA HELL UP!

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 10:18:25


Anybody who subjected themselves to drug uses, especially heroine, and die deserves no sympathy, no matter how artistic he may have been.

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 10:40:08


I agree with a lot of the posters. Poor guy, was fairly young too.

R.i.p Ben.

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 11:01:24


we hardly knew ye

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 11:35:58


How'd he die?


BBS Signature

Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-25 12:38:45


At 10/24/09 12:18 AM, fuzzum111 wrote: what killed him?
At 10/24/09 04:06 PM, Fautzo wrote: how did he die?
At 10/25/09 11:35 AM, SecretAssassin241 wrote: How'd he die?
At 10/24/09 04:28 PM, Doctoroliver wrote:
At 10/24/09 10:58 AM, SkeletonIncubuS wrote: Ben Spurgin and Bradley Nowell ... two great guys i know that died of heroine ,
R.I.P. Ben Spurgin
Bradley Nowell
Who is Bradley Nowell? oh BTW, I'll submit a drawing in Spurgin's memory tomorrow...
At 10/24/09 03:16 PM, Magik-Waffle wrote: How'd he die?

If you are a total idiot, just drop your keyboard and walk the fuck away from this thread right fucking now.

Recquisat in Pace.


Dexter Season 5: "Psychopaths in love. It's like Zodiac and Juliet."