This page is dedicated to past NG contributors who are no longer with us.
Stuart Wright, aka Maxxpump, 1988-2020 - Producing music was Maxxpump's main enjoyment in life, along with woodworking, blacksmithing, foraging, and traveling. He passed on May 16th due to a heart attack from complications from Covid. Original announcement.
Francisco Munguía Villalta, aka Munguia, 1976-2020 - Francisco joined NG in 2013 and has a celebrated history here. He showed up with his own signature art style and became prolific in the games space, with his Paintings Parody series (always a great source of medals) and more recent favorites like Straight Outta Pixels and Fun With Flags, for Pixel Day 2020.
The most rewarding part of following Francisco on NG was seeing his mural work in Costa Rica, such as the SOS Children Village Mura, Giant of the Rooftops in Cristo Rey and Children Rights mural at the PANI office for national child welfare. He will be missed greatly. Original announcement.
AxTekk, 1995-2020 - AxTekk was a great electronic and hip hop musician, gone too soon.
Michael McBride, aka AngelXMikey, 1992-2019 - Mikey had cystic fibrosis, survived 2 double lung transplants and ultimately succumbed to lung failure. He fought strongly for many years, inspiring others with his tenacity and positive outlook as he continued to create great art and animation. Mikey is a reminder to all of us that we can be better and do better. Original announcement.
Michael Bonar, aka RadiBits, 1997-2019 - Michael was best known on NG for his art but was also a regular on Hyun's Dojo, where he went by the name Zaix. You can listen to a podcast where he talks about his pulmonary hypertension.
Alex Lefkowitz, aka aml51z, 1986-2018 - Oldschool NG user who had since closed his account. Released Raging Flight in 2001 then worked with Doomhammr on Uniwar LC and McFretN on Combat Instinct 3. Original announcement.
Skye Boyes, aka XGen, 1982-2015 - Skye dominated NG in 2003 with games like Defend Your Castle, Fishy and Stick RPG. He went on to build a multiplayer server and release Super Motherload on consoles. He was a shining beacon of awesome. Original announcement.
Jeb aka j0bzx, 1992-2015 - Joined the Star Syndicate in 2007 and was a favorite among the crew.
Luccas Bode, 1989-2012 - 3D animator and regular in the stick community.
Tim Jewell aka Jewelltoons, 1990-2009 - Creator of the Drawn Dream series and other great works.
The Gimpsta, 1987-2008 - Audio Portal regular known for his video game music.
Tyler Johnston aka Major-punk, 1990-2008 - Collaborated with AfroUnderscoreStud on the Hitler ATW and CAI series.