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Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:26:37


If you've seen the Artist News column this morning you already know the bad news; after a six year battle with cancer, Edd Gould, aka Eddsworld, passed away this weekend.

Only 23 years old, Edd had accomplished so much. He wasn't just one of NG's most popular contributors of all time, he was one of the most popular animators in the history of the Internet, with a huge following everywhere he went.

Edd's friends Tom and Matt have put together a video dedicated to Edd. Please take a moment to watch the video and then enjoy some of Edd's movies:

There are way too many great ones to list in one post. Check out Edd's movies page for nearly a decade of animation.

It's depressing to think about all the great movies Edd had yet to bring us but also totally inspiring that he accomplished so much in 23 short years. In less than a decade Edd achieved more than most people could dream of achieving in their entire lives. He also did it while being totally humble and kind the entire time. Edd was a truly amazing human being and we're gonna miss him greatly.

In the past week we've lost Randy Solem, Luccas Bode and now Edd. None of us knows how much time we have left so if you have a dream of your own, don't keep waiting for the right moment; the moment is now.


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:26:13


Cancer's one hell of a disease. The best to his family and rest in peace, Edd.

Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:29:16


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:30:14


so very very sad..


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:31:44


It's really hard to believe that someone as strong and as humorous as Edd could just pass away like that...it really is. When I found out he passed ,y heart just sank, and I had no motivation to work on anything. I'm sure almost everyone did. Edd inspired the entire world with his animations and he most likely inspired all of us on NewGrounds. We may have lost a very important person in our life's, but we did not lose our faith in Eddsworld.


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:33:40


It's such a shame that he died so young, 23 is no age to die :(


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:33:30


At 3/28/12 07:30 AM, Amaranthus wrote: We need a tribute flash to them all!

You could start a collab.

Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:35:59


He was one of my favourite animators since 2008


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:37:31


Just in case no-one saw my news post:

I thought I'd say the same thing as I did in a comment I made in the announcement video on Youtube:

... Shit... well, I only spoke to Edd at one of two Newgrounds meetups in London so I didn't get a chance to properly know the guy, but what I knew of him is the same as all of you: a very talented artist with excellent humour in his work, inspiring as many people as possible. I hope there's an animation studio up there so that other talented artists and fans alike can meet him again one day. My condolences to his family, friends and everyone that knew him personally. Rest in Peace dude.

Separate from the Youtube comment, same goes for recent artists that have been mentioned on the In Memoriam page, Randy's Rise Of The Mushroom Kingdom series is one of my favourites. We'll all see you again guys, rest in Peace.

Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:42:27


I'll always remember him when animating. People will rewatch his creations for decades out of nostalgia.


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:42:30


It's a funny sort of thing, how a guy with so much to lose so immediately could have found the kind of personal strength it takes to be kind-hearted, reasonable, and enjoyable to be around when surrounded by others regardless. And this wasn't rare for Edd, either. He didn't keep himself TO himself. Even while sick, he still stepped outside of that dark world and laughed anyway. That's character that I fear I will never know in myself.

I knew this man. What a terrible thing to happen to such a good person.


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:45:23


At 3/28/12 07:34 AM, Amaranthus wrote:
At 3/28/12 07:33 AM, Wolfos wrote:
At 3/28/12 07:30 AM, Amaranthus wrote: We need a tribute flash to them all!
You could start a collab.
Off what animations dedicated to them?

No offence Amaranthus but I think a collab dedicated to them is a great idea, but it should be done by somebody with a little more experience.


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:50:12


I'm actually quite sorrowed by such news. I've enjoyed his works for a long time, and are apart of the inspiration which is driving me in the direction of art, animation, and music. He will be dearly missed, and so will the others that have passed away.

Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:52:04


To be honest before he died I had no idea what Eddsworld was. I went on YouTube out of curiosity and his animations were very well done and Iiked them a lot. Sad to see someone so young die in such a drawn out way.


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:56:04


God, what a terrible week.

My condolences and thoughts to Randy's, Luccas' and Edd's families and friends.


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 07:56:57


This year is being to the most disturbing year to deaths since 2004.

R.I.P Edd.


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:19:37


At 3/28/12 07:26 AM, TomFulp wrote: If you've seen the Artist News column this morning you already know the bad news; after a six year battle with cancer, Edd Gould, aka Eddsworld, passed away this weekend.

Holy crap. I know that it shouldn't place the loss above those like Randy Solem and Lucas Bode, but I actually met Edd at a couple of the London meets. He was a really nice guy and one that I'd like to think of as a friend. To learn that he was even ill is a hammer blow, let alone that we've lost him :'(

In the past week we've lost Randy Solem, Luccas Bode and now Edd. None of us knows how much time we have left so if you have a dream of your own, don't keep waiting for the right moment; the moment is now.

Indeed the moment is now - I just need to find some inspiration to carry on writing. Yes, I'm inspired to write because of the tragic loss of Edd, but I just have nothing coming forth on the old creative channels right now...


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:19:43


Newgrounds just got a bit more boring with his departure. Why can't my mother died instead of him?

Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:20:01


no not Edd ill miss u Edd rest in peace


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:20:18


we miss you, edd!

Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:27:18


What the hell is going on here?Why the best ones die?
Rest in Peace Edd.

Damn you cancer

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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:31:51


Newgrounds should start handing out the Gould Awards, dedicated to Edd. :o


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:34:51


Edd will be forever remembered as great animator and an amazing person. He excelled in everything he did.
My condolences to he's family and friends.
Edd will be missed.

Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:37:20


Rip Edd. You will be missed :'(

Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:36:41


Damn 23 is so young for someone to die, this proofs that there is no justice and mercy in this world of sickness and diseases.
He was truly one of the most inspiring flash animators to a whole generation of upcoming artists. The work he put into his animations always amazed me.
R.I.P Edd

Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:38:44


You'll be missed Edd. Rest in Peace.

Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:39:08


I had no idea he was going through this. I can't imagine enjoying a 'normal' life while fighting cancer, let alone producing animations regularly. What a testament to his character, he will be missed.


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Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:41:35


Poor Edd.... 23 is not a good age to die at, especially for one as talented and funny as he was. I did not know him, but I did know his work, as I'm sure most here did, and it was evident he was an excellent animator, funny, and from the videos I saw of him, a very nice person in general. I wish the best for his family and friends at this time.

Response to Edd Gould, 1988-2012 2012-03-28 08:41:50


My friend told me in school today that he died. I was so sad. He was an amazing animator with an amazing sense of humour. He seemed like such a great guy and it's a shame he's gone. He left an astounding amount of great animations though. I don't think I've ever not liked one of his animation. R.I.P. Edd Gould.


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