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Alex Lefkowitz (1986-2018): Celebration of Life's Works

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NG Lost an oldschool member with the death of Alex Lefkowitz (aka. aml51z) on June 22, 2018. He and I had a close online relationship from 2001-2005 and unfortunately grew apart since then. He had deleted his account in the early 2010s for personal reasons.

I created this video as my farewell to him. The first part explores his works that were completed and published to the internet and then dives into some hard-to-find unreleased material of his that never got to see the light of day.

Alex's website is here: https://guarded-shore-28456.herokuapp.com/

Since recording this video, NG user RedactedProfile has come forward to say he created the memorial web page. I sent him Alex's incomplete work and it will be added to the archive to keep his memory alive. https://redactedprofile.newgrounds.com/

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oh wow, I remember when the news of his death arrived, I also didn't even know that he would have created content in the past, but in any case, may he rest in peace, as I would like to be and live in the old school of NG, and be able to get to know this fantastic user from the past!!!

Always sad when one of us Newgrounders go

Wow! I had no idea that he passed away. He was really cool when I first knew him... That's really sad to see that he passed away. He had created some great content back in the day.

you know, I've never been able to quite put into words how I thought Alex was able to pull off so much at a time where online marketing and self pimping wasn't on the mind of every content creator.

It's only just now occurred to me how "branded" his stuff was. He didn't make content squarely for his own website or brand, it was for "FreeWorldGroup" or "TxMafia" or "ArcadeTown" that kind of thing. Which tells me he went out of his way to strike some branding or exclusivity deal with his content and got himself out there.

I highly respect that. He made a business out of it during a time that wasn't easy to do.

Rest in Peace.

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3.37 / 5.00

Jul 6, 2018
9:54 PM EDT