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R.I.P Randy Solem

3/21/12 by Randy-Solem
Updated 5/13/13

R.I.P Randy Solem 1975-2012

Randy's family is accepting donations for his 18 month old daughter. If you can, please Paypal some money to RielleSolemTrustFund@Yahoo.com and it will go into a fund to pay for her education.

Thanks for all your support.

-The VGDC Team, Friends, and Family

Any questions;
*DanRielle - Randy's girlfriend and daughter's mother*
*SouthJersey - Randy's nephew*
*Mr-Shark - Site Administrator

R.I.P Randy Solem


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SebzX12SebzX12

1 month ago

omg sad news and all we have to know is what ever happend to my bro proxicide?


CoinboiCoinboi

1 month ago

THIS IS THE SADDEST NEWS I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE ON NEWGROUNDS! I remember seeing Curious George discovers acid flash it was so cool


This came as a huge shock. I watched those Mario vs. Sonic and Sobe flashes all the time as a kid. My condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.


Why did he have to go. : (


I first heard about Edd Gould's death. And i heard about Randy's death. :( His flashes were awesome and always will be :(


Teenager strips and plays with dildo on camera. Father walks in.
http://cashbatch.com/download.py?file=43
Dont know how longer it will stay up!


Dj-Ref-OneDj-Ref-One

6/15/13

Rest In Peace Randy. You kept me in Newgrounds. i lurked for nostalgia just to find out a talented person that made my fav parodies is no more. truely rest in peace my friend..


RIP Randy, your flashes will forever carry the memory of you. Thank you for your asset to this world.


R.I.P. Randy,
We all missed you.


O_o R.I.P.


DanMasterDanMaster

4/25/13

R.I.P. Randy

Thanks for the wonderful movies, they will never die.


TheShiiTheShii

4/24/13

Though you were already gone as I finally discover your work, even to this day it still lives on strong! I enjoy what I have seen and I can say that I am thoroughly impressed with what you had created.

My condolences to your family and may you rest in peace


PizzaGodPizzaGod

4/21/13

That's so sad...live a happy live randy...in heaven..


The-RidlerThe-Ridler

4/18/13

I am sorry for youre loss, though i cant contribute i wanted to play my respects.
~The-Ridler~


KairosKairos

3/12/13

Very talented and took his Flash seriously. His work was the first well made pixel animation I ever saw and by many is regarded the best to this day. Rest in Peace Randy.


yamisilveryamisilver

3/10/13

Randy Solem was the first newgrounds artist that I knew by name. My friends and I have fond memories of watching his films as they came out. He was a talented and funny man, and I wish his family all the best as they work through this tragedy. I believe his daughter will grow up to be proud of her father; he was a really cool guy.


Sorry for the multi-comment.
Apparently my net can't handle the news either.


R.I.P Randy..
Thank you for every thing you've given us, and may your family carry on.
I just wish I could give some as well.


R.I.P Randy..
Thank you for every thing you've given us, and may your family carry on.
I just wish I could give some as well.


R.I.P Randy..
Thank you for every thing you've given us, and may your family carry on.
I just wish I could give some as well.


R.I.P Randy..
Thank you for every thing you've given us, and may your family carry on.
I just wish I could give some as well.


CyberdevilCyberdevil

1/31/13

RIP Randy. Least the animations live on.


ShadoboyShadoboy

7/3/12

I read the news and couldn't believe it. Randy? It's just... I'm having a hard time letting that sink in. Dear Lord...

You'll be missed Randy Solem.


Yoshi700Yoshi700

7/1/12

he's really dead? D':


Fourth comment. You were like a hero to me.


My third comment.You lived in peace.So i give you a news in my account (with images).


My second comment. you started making videos in the year i was born. So that's too much sad for me. I'l promise you that's i'l be always your biggest fan.


that's too sad. You died like an hero to me. I'l be always your biggest fan. I always liked Rise Of The Mushroom Kingdom 1, ROTMK 2, ROTMK 3 and ROTMK 4. Also i will always like yours Kid Niki, Kid Icarus, Pac-man,Zelda and Sonic movies.


still hard to believe he's gone, I feel like a part of myself died as well, why do the good ones die young


Randy you always were and always will be my favourite sprite animator.When I was younger I always watched your Rise Of The Mushroom Kingdom videos and they were the only videos I would watch as well as your other great videos.

R.I.P Randy and I hope your daughter has a great education.


ghostcubghostcub

6/17/12

Randy, for many years I have returned to Newgrounds to view the magic you created with your imagination and humour. I came back today eagerly to look you up for any updates and found out about your passing. My condolences to your friends and family. I remember sharing your flash movies with so many friends over the years, each one loving hits such as ROTMK more than the last, you gave us so much laughter and joy, and I can only imagine you did the same with your own friends and family a hundred-fold.

Suffering loss is never easy, and my thoughts stretch out to your friends and family. I wish for them to know that he has touched the lives of many people with his talent and humor and will not be forgotten, even by complete strangers such as myself. He has influenced the lives and inspired many artists, and his inspiration and work will live on. Not a year goes by that I do not re-view his work with a smile.

You were greatly admired Randy, personally my favourite flash animator...you will be missed. God bless. I am greatly saddened by the news of your passing, may your family find strength in the echoes you've left behind, listening to them with a smile on their lips and a happy thought in their mind.

~Cub


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mad-davemad-dave

5/27/12

I miss playing GTA online with you bud, you were one of my only real close online friends who I never had a chance to meet in real life. You live on in our memories and through the art you created over the years. Peace out Bro!


AvizuraAvizura

5/21/12

It was the opposite, Randy died first then Edd...

Anyways,

It still makes me so sad... =[


First Edd, now Randy...
I remember when I first discovered him; it all started when a friend told me about Free Online Games. FOG brought me to VGDC, VGDC brought me to Razoric, and Razoric brought me here. Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom was my first flash video and still one of the best. I thought it was disappointing that he hadn't done anything in a while, now I'm more disappointed that he'll never do anything again. R.I.P.


I definitely wasn't an original follower but fell in love with all of your movies and checked your website daily for updates. The Rise of The Mushroom Kingdom set a new standard for sprite movies and is easily the best sprite animation out there, surpassed only by its sequels. ROTMK blew me away with how much love and effort someone could put into an animation.

After the release of ROTMK4 things seemed to slow down on your website but I remained and avid fan and checked for updates over the years and even the forums. I was grieved with bad news when I resorted to googling if you were even alive... what became a thought that was simply a joke was true, that one of my child hood entertainers had passed away, I nearly began crying and couldn't stop a few tears from leaving my eyes.

R.I.P. Mr. Solem


HanzouHanzou

5/4/12

You will be missed Randy :'( I remember when I saw ROTMK for the first time, I was 11 when I wached the rising of this awesome animator, you will be remembered


arkbloxarkblox

5/4/12

I miss him now but we will see him again eventually


arkbloxarkblox

5/4/12

I wish he was still here with us he is greatly missed by me and all his fans


arkbloxarkblox

5/4/12

R.I.P Randy Solem i am just a kid and discovered some of your work a few years back and i will start to create my own flash animations in honor of you and i hope your daughter will follow her dreams and have high achievements.


acalisacalis

5/2/12

WHAAATTT??? The genius behind Rise Of The Mushroom Kingdom has passed away??? I am in shock! I haven't been on NG in several months, and I only just learned of his passing today. He will be SORELY missed, and my condolences go out to his family. RIP Randy... :-(


GrognorGrognor

4/22/12

Sprite animation wouldn't have been the same without Randy Solem. It might not even have existed. Damn, I remember how freaking amazed I was back when Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom 4 came out. It hasn't aged well, but its legacy shows in every good sprite animation that's been made since then.


dmsolemdmsolem

4/21/12

Thank you ,all for all your wonderful memories about my son randy !


dmsolemdmsolem

4/19/12

Who ever said he got hit by a car while drunk.your an asshole,his mom FU


Cyber-BCyber-B

4/17/12

My God, I had no idea~
His VGDC flashes were such a big part of my adolescence! What anchored me in Newgrounds and my love for Sprite/Nintendo animations! Apart from the short ones being funny, his Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom was just epic! God, his Mack Daddy series!!
Oh, wow, and now I gotta tell my 2 sisters this when we view the flashes again. (Like I said, they're part of our videogame flashcartoon nostalgia, our memories, our humor) Like me, they're sure to be heartbroken.
They're gonna be 3 sad ladies here, but don't worry. We'll still laugh and enjoy your flashes. Nothing can change or take their place in our hearts, or your place. Thank you~


Randy Newgrounds won't be the same without you, gonna miss chatting with you on the VGDC forum


Shocked and sorry to hear about this. Randy and I had some pleasant and constructive conversations back when we were both working on our Mario movies. I'll never forget his help and kindness. Rest in peace.


Josiah360Josiah360

4/14/12

Mr. Solem,
You have influenced my life so much.... with your animations.. your comedy.. and overall talent... you were a very outstanding fellow... you are the reason I started into animation... this is a terrible loss to the flash world and the real as well... you have made me cry, and you have made me laugh.. you were truly an entertainer... and for that.... I salute you Mr. Solem... and rest in peace....


R.I.P. Randy. You were a big influence to many animators and you were one of the guys that inspired me to work on Flash. So for that, I thank you and my condolences to the family.


remixV4remixV4

4/3/12

This is an incredible shock. Randy is one of my most favourite animators. Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom was a series inspirational to my own videos. I'm going to miss him.