In Memoriam: Colin Witz / Yosemite Bear

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Shinn Langley Soryu » 2013-06-29 02:44am

My interaction with him was relatively limited, but I am still affected by his passing nonetheless. In the end, though, what can I say that hasn't been said already? RIP, and my condolences.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby UnderAGreySky » 2013-06-29 03:49am

This is not nice :( I hope those who knew and loved him find peace soon.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby kilopi505 » 2013-06-29 09:13am

...from what you folks are portraying, Yosemite Bear is a very good one to be a pal with.

...and I never knew him.

Rest in peace Mr. Yosemite Bear.

As an offering, since I couldn't go to a funeral all the way in another country...

I play this Filipino funeral song instead, named "Hindi kita malilimutan" (I will never forget you), and hope it reaches his ears wherever he is now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H8AD0bum3c

...and now I proceed to cry.

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Alyrium Denryle » 2013-06-29 10:25am

Knife wrote:
Alyrium Denryle wrote:Holy Shit. That is not a heart attack, or if it was, he had other bad shit going on and the heart attack was the immediate cause of death. That is a symptom of an Ischemic Stroke in his left hemisphere (and not many things cause paralysis or loss of feeling on one half of the body), which, if the cause of death was a myocardial infarction, would mean he was throwing clots all over the place.

Note: I am not that kind of doctor, and wont be any kind for another 10-12 months, but I analyze bad things in order to cope.

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Not to clog up the thread with idle speculation, but yeah, hemisplagia would point to an ischemic CVA but not limited to that since we don't know if it really was hemisplagia, could be anything. A profound sense of weakness is not uncommon in myocardio infarction too. Someone mentioned the spider bite earlier, you're the critter dude, would a spider bite screw with coagulation in blood? That might lend to the ischemic CVA thing. Hell, for all we know, he went into ketoacidosis from his diabetes. No way to tell.

Again, my sympathies to the family.


Like a great many things, it depends on the spider, but yeah. Spider venom evolved to basically make a smoothy out of other living things. In his area, he had Hobo Spiders, which have a venom that can cause localized tissue necrosis, specifically by way of Ischemia. If he had a clotting disorder, as I seem to remember he did...yeah. Even if he was a hemophiliac (I dont remember what if any clotting disorder he had) and was being treated for it using ongoing replacement therapy, or various medications, those medications can react to a venom (or rather, they cause the clotting factor to be used in places it need not be, with a precise effect determined by the specific medication) and he may start throwing clots.

And of course, there are the other possibilities you mention, in the event that what was actually going on is not what is described. There is no way for us to know.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby DesertFly » 2013-06-29 12:50pm

RIP Yosemite Bear. Your contributions, while not always the most coherent, helped bring levity to sometimes angry threads. You and your humor will be missed.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Thanas » 2013-06-29 01:02pm

I merged the already existing thread about this with the global announcement thread.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Master of Ossus » 2013-06-29 01:03pm

Good bye, Yosemite Bear. You will be missed.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby General Mung Beans » 2013-06-29 01:32pm

I didn't know him but he seemed to always be a swell guy. RIP. :(
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Wing Commander MAD » 2013-06-29 02:01pm

Mr Bean wrote:I never knew Bear. I saw his posts I rarely responded but he's been around forever. And now he's not.
I wish I could say more at his passing but all I can offer is my own meager condolences to his family.

I'll second this.

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Jub » 2013-06-29 02:07pm

Not a person I ever directly dealt with, but I'll miss him all the same. RIP Bear, and may your slumber be a good one.

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Lord Relvenous » 2013-06-29 03:29pm

But who will post silly one-line RARs that make no sense? :(

RIP Bear. My condolences to his family.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Havok » 2013-06-29 03:43pm

And they were oh so silly. :lol:
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Postby Morilore » 2013-06-29 05:52pm

My condolences to his family and friends.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Batman » 2013-06-29 07:33pm

We never talked much and I only ever knew him from this forum, but it was always fun when we did (especially when his keyboard was wonky). I shall miss the guy.
My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Bear.

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Darth Lucifer » 2013-06-30 02:50am

A great guy who made me think and laugh many times over the years. Now I weep at the passing of a friend to the SD.net community. RIP Bear.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Phil Skayhan » 2013-06-30 08:28am

RIP Bear
Colin Brian Witz's first post to ASVS 6/3/00 wrote:
Planetary shields (wasRe: One ISD vs. One Species 8472 ship.)

Plantery Shields, give me a break
or jsut a few cargo tugs from either Star Trek, or Star Wars and a couple of
ringinged gas Giants.

Love to see Borg, Species 8472, or the Galactic Empire, adapt to a simple
Kenetic kill.

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby salm » 2013-06-30 09:01am

Very sad. Rest in Peace YB.

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Admiral Drason » 2013-06-30 12:13pm

Sad to see one of the good ones go.

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby fnord » 2013-06-30 01:19pm

Sorry to sound like a broken record, but Bear, you most certainly will be missed.

RIP.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby avatarxprime » 2013-06-30 05:49pm

My condolences to his family. RIP Bear.

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Kintaro » 2013-06-30 06:25pm

Wow, this is terrible news. It's just a bad, weird, feeling when someone you know, even if you only know that person through seeing the posts on the internet, is gone. RIP Bear, and my condolences to your family. :(

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby GrandMasterTerwynn » 2013-06-30 07:17pm

Phil Skayhan wrote:RIP Bear
Colin Brian Witz's first post to ASVS 6/3/00 wrote:
Planetary shields (wasRe: One ISD vs. One Species 8472 ship.)

Plantery Shields, give me a break
or jsut a few cargo tugs from either Star Trek, or Star Wars and a couple of
ringinged gas Giants.

Love to see Borg, Species 8472, or the Galactic Empire, adapt to a simple
Kenetic kill.

"Care for a little game of Drop the Rock"

He arrived there ... not too long before I did. Those days seem like forever ago ... even though they really aren't. He certainly left enough of an impression on my mind in the old ASVS days that I named a Starfleet ship for him in a crossover fanfic I wrote in 2001. Something that, as I recall, made him a uncomfortable as he thought "Witz" being a name derived from someone who might've served as a jester was entirely too non-serious a name to be sticking on a starship. Especially one commanded by Chakotay.

Anyway,

Damn ... RIP :cry:

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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Korvan » 2013-06-30 08:36pm

I didn't know him, but as a regular poster in venting threads, YB was a small part of my life, a part that will be missed.

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Postby Surlethe » 2013-07-01 08:33am

RIP, Colin.
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Re: Yosemite Bear (Colin Witz) has passed away

Postby Alyeska » 2013-07-01 01:10pm

Stardestroyer.net is a family. A large and very dysfunctional family, but still family. And we lost a member of that family. :(
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