In Memoriam: Colin Witz / Yosemite Bear

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In Memoriam: Colin Witz / Yosemite Bear

Post by Enigma » 2013-06-28 08:25am

I haven't seen YB active lately on Facebook but according to his profile, he has passed away. Is this true?

He's gone. :(
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Post by Alyrium Denryle » 2013-06-28 08:36am

Hello All,

It came to my attention on the SDN facebook page that Colin (Yosemite Bear) had been reported dead. I checked his facebook page, various family members report that he passed away in his sleep Tuesday night due to a heart attack.

Rest in peace man. We will miss you.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Post by Enigma » 2013-06-28 08:39am

Damn. I knew him online from here and ASVS for over a decade. Funny, weird and yet, very imaginative. He will be very much missed. :(
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Post by Spyder » 2013-06-28 08:50am

He was a good man.
Rest in Peace Colin.

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Post by Dalton » 2013-06-28 08:55am

Goodbye my friend.
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Post by FaxModem1 » 2013-06-28 08:59am

Another one of us, gone.

Farewell, Colin.
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Re: Can someone confirm this for me?

Post by Tsyroc » 2013-06-28 10:05am

Wow!

Was it related to his diabetes or was there an accident?


EDIT: According to the announcement at the top of the page he had a heart attack in his sleep. Given his age it likely is related to his diabetes.

I'm going to miss seeing him on these boards. :(

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Post by LaCroix » 2013-06-28 10:14am

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Post by The Grim Squeaker » 2013-06-28 10:19am

RIP :(
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Post by Spekio » 2013-06-28 10:22am

My condolences.

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Post by Sea Skimmer » 2013-06-28 10:23am

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Post by Imperial528 » 2013-06-28 10:31am

Rest in peace.

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Post by Ahriman238 » 2013-06-28 10:42am

What?
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Post by Crown » 2013-06-28 10:43am

Terrible news, RIP
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Post by tim31 » 2013-06-28 10:48am

The Yosemite Bear has passed away.
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Post by Knife » 2013-06-28 10:54am

How sad. New he had some health concerns but nothing to this extent. My sympathies to friends and family.
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Post by Ace Pace » 2013-06-28 10:55am

It's been a while coming, but it's still a complete period on someones life.

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Post by Thanas » 2013-06-28 11:03am

Knife wrote:How sad. New he had some health concerns but nothing to this extent. My sympathies to friends and family.
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Post by Gandalf » 2013-06-28 11:04am

This just... sucks.

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Post by Phantasee » 2013-06-28 11:05am

Rest easy, Bear. :(
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Post by Eternal_Freedom » 2013-06-28 11:11am

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Re: Can someone confirm this for me?

Post by Ahriman238 » 2013-06-28 11:11am

:(

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Post by Lord Pounder » 2013-06-28 11:19am

I saw this on Facebook and hoped it was a mistake, sadly I was wrong.

Colin was an awesomely unique individual and this place, especially BotM won't be the same without him.
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