Ninjalicious has passed away < on 8/24/2005 12:59 AM >
On the evening of Tuesday, Aug 23, 2005, after fighting cancer for over a year, our beloved Ninjalicious passed away.
He was a great friend of mine, and basically the reason I got into this hobby. All of the places I've been, the people I've met, the friends I've made, and the relationship I'm currently in, I owe to Ninjalicious's vision, his zine.
He inspired many others. Even though he and I were friends, I could never see us as equals -- he was always at the top of the ladder. He was a legend to me.
Goodbye, dear friend... I, and many, many others you've inspired, will miss you.
Re: Ninjalicious has passed away <Reply # 2 on 8/24/2005 1:19 AM >
This is very sad news to hear. Ninjalicious single-handedly was the most influential person in the hobby of Urban Exploration, and is the reason why many of us are here today. I can't speak for everyone, but he was most definitely a hero of UE in my eyes. His superb writing skills and intriguing photography on Infiltration is what made it one of, if not the best UE site on the Internet. I've never met him in real life, yet he has certainly made an impact on me, and for that, I thank him.
Re: Ninjalicious has passed away <Reply # 7 on 8/24/2005 1:28 AM >
Shocked is an understatement to me. I've only met him once. He was very quiet but you could tell that his mind was a buzz of thoughts. Very intelligent guy and I'm glad to have met him before this happened. This is truly a sad day for UE. > The hierarchy of power dictates that the person with the most power does the least amount of work and retains the highest benefit.
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Re: Ninjalicious has passed away <Reply # 8 on 8/24/2005 1:29 AM >
As av and others have said.. Ninj has done so much to bring the UE community together. Though I never met him I'm saddened by his loss because of what he's done for all of us.
My condolences to Liz and Ninj's family on behalf of the whole OUE squad.
You will be missed Ninj. [last edit 8/24/2005 4:17 AM by Dages - edited 2 times]
Re: Ninjalicious has passed away <Reply # 10 on 8/24/2005 1:38 AM >
Wow, I don't know what to say....
I remember after learning the term "urban exploration" from a friend who sent me a link to something on RottenEggs, I googled the term and got Infiltration and read about the Buffalo Central Terminal and Whitby Psych.
Two places at the time I never thought I would ever see. I have seen WPH twice and
the BCT this past Thursday.
Come to think of it, I owe my happier life after HS thanks to Av and Ninj...
May he rest in peace.... [last edit 8/24/2005 2:22 AM by Agent Skelly - edited 1 times]
Re: Ninjalicious has passed away <Reply # 11 on 8/24/2005 1:42 AM >
right out of the clear blue sky... weird. I'm gonna miss the guy. I mean, what do you say about that? I mean without Av and Ninj, I wouldn't have been here as long as I have. He has done so much for the hobby all by himself and now he's gone, poof!, just like that? That's upsetting.
Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years.
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Re: Ninjalicious has passed away <Reply # 12 on 8/24/2005 1:45 AM >
My heart aches for Liz, as well as their respective families.
Ninj was not only someone that the UE community looked up to, but one of the most inspiring men I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Honest, straightforward, generous, and damned funny... he leaves our world a better place just for putting his mark on it.
Until next time, Ninjalicious. You will be sorely missed by many.
Re: Ninjalicious has passed away <Reply # 17 on 8/24/2005 2:14 AM >
Criminy... there's not much you can say to news like this. Ninj was awesome, he was a badass dude.
But he got to do something that touched a lot of people, and I know his legacy of being not just a great urban explorer, but more importantly of being fun to be around, intelligent, generous person, will live on.
I'm missing the guy already... I'll never forget him.
Re: Ninjalicious has passed away <Reply # 18 on 8/24/2005 2:25 AM >
One of the nicest fellows I've met, a huge inspiration from a very articulate and caring individual. I'm so damn sad that I was not able to get to know him any more than the few times we spoke... Freedom of choice is what you've got, freedom from choice is what you want...