After watching Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom again after like 10 years, I was so hyped to see what Randy Solem was up to and what he mayhaps had in mind. Granted, I've never met the guy, but I can say with certainty that the dude is a legend from the early days of combining sprites with flash animation.
I'm so shocked to hear the man has passed. I absolutely loved his flash animations, they were always something to look forward to in my teen years. I've rewatched his movies so many times, I've honestly lost count. What an absolutely cool dude.
I hope his family is doing well in his absence. Damn. I hope his family knows the man was an absolute beast. Especially his daughter that hardly knew'em.
RIP Randy Solem. The man, the myth, the legend.