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Bryce L.

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RIP David Downs 1984-2019
« on: December 08, 2019, 05:12:01 AM »
Not sure if this would qualify as a "celebrity" obit, so I'll post it here for now, feel free to move it if necessary. Game show tape trader and YouTube uploader David Downs passed away yesterday, December 7, 2019. Cause of death unknown as of this posting. He will be sorely missed.


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Re: RIP David Downs 1984-2019
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 07:57:08 AM »
That's awful. Loved his channel. RIP.


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Re: RIP David Downs 1984-2019
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 10:31:03 AM »
He seemed like a great guy who cared about the genre and sharing his love of it with others. May he rest in peace.
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Re: RIP David Downs 1984-2019
« Reply #3 on: Today at 08:37:52 AM »
Judging by some of the reactions I saw on social media, David did have some detractors. That's fine. We're not all perfect.

But this is just the Internet. Not everything needs to be taken personally.

When a prominent member of the fan community passes- and I think David Downs certainly qualifies- it's a significant loss. Because that's, at least in my book, one less person who gets why we're fans. And that sucks. (So does going as young as he did, but I think you understand what I'm getting at.)

I hope that, however he went, it was painless and easy, and also that his family finds solace, strength, and peace through all this.
In a way I'm like a Sour Patch Kid. Sour, then sweet. So worry not, fair comrades. :)

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