Entry #9

R.I.P Randy Solem

2012-03-21 01:28:46 by Randy-Solem

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*

R.I.P Randy Solem


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2014-07-31 14:33:57

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


2014-08-04 20:02:54

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


2014-09-14 00:03:50

There's no freakin way... I just found out about this today when I was curious about that flash animator I used to watch all the time as a kid. I am literally crying right now. He was the first flash animator I ever had the privilege of watching, and to this day his works are some of the best. At that time I was getting bullied at school a lot, and his videos always cheered me up. I just wish he could've known how much his videos meant to me back then. Thank you Randy, your videos always managed to bring a smile to my face in a time when there wasn't much to smile about. You will be missed, and I hope you're in a better place.


2014-11-11 18:35:12

Sorry I'm late. R.I.P. Randy Solem.


2014-11-28 13:56:19

hey Bro hard to believe it's been 2 years now


2014-12-23 11:41:08

R.I.P Randy Solem you will not be forgotten. Rest easy Randy Solem.


2015-01-23 17:15:48

Damn. Coming back to revisit old flash animations I used to like when I was young and I find this. May you rest in peace, Randy, your fast and smooth style of animations will always be a part of my childhood and I'm sad to see it end this way. My condolences to the family.


2015-01-31 21:01:19

Rest in Peace. The memories of you and your animations won't ever die.


2015-04-25 18:03:03

I just came back here to re-watch Rise of the MK...and this is what I find.

His flash movies touched me greatly back in the day, when I was making my first steps into Newgrounds as a kid and had a craze about all things Mario.

I will forever remember you. May you rest in peace.


2015-10-01 15:50:09

Two years ago I returned to newgrounds to see what else my favorite authors had added, and found that the man at the top of my list was gone. A man with more creativity and heart than most people will encounter in their entire lives. When I was in middle school his animations brought me a lot of joy when I was having problems at home and at school, and I will be eternally grateful for that. Rest in Peace Randy, you will be missed


2015-10-26 15:57:08

I can't believe this. =/ I'm so depressed now... i remember when my uncle first showed me VGDC, before i even knew newgrounds existed. R.I.P.


2015-11-30 08:14:23

3 years now and it's not getting any easier


2016-01-03 19:53:10

RIP, thank you so much for those moments of joy. Maybe the positive will vibrations arrive to your family at all times.


2016-02-04 05:57:40

hard to believe it's been 4 years now since you left us Randy, still love your work


2016-09-04 16:42:39

I thought you don't want kids. Goddamn you humans suck! Never make up their minds on children!(at least China does).

I can't believe you turn back on your own work, you fucking faggot! May bad karma come to you, you backstabber! Rest in pieces, jerkoff.


2016-09-26 13:42:46

I can't believe what I'm reading. Some of you people have absolutely no respect for the dead, and should be ashamed of yourselves. This was an incredibly hard and emotional time for this family, and I've scrolled through the comments seeing people say "He sucked anyway" and saying he backed down on his work. There's no reason for that. He was a talented man, and considering all of the comments, he obviously touched a lot of peoples lives. If you have a negative comment, go say it in front of his family directly. He had children, a girlfriend, a family. How do you think they feel when they look through these comments and see things like that?

But go ahead, continue taunting people who have lost loved ones. Let them know you don't care. Because when the merry go round spins around and it's you in their position, maybe you'll realize exactly the impact it has on your life.


2017-06-19 15:23:18

Christ, five years...

@Deathwing43, I noticed that too. Thankfully, those posts were just blips on the radar compared to the warm things being said.

I will say this, I only talked to Randy once, and it was when I asked him what version of Flash he used. Granted, I got a curt reply, looking back, I could understand why. That'd probably be the umpteenth time he'd answered that question. Man helped me learn the value of search engines, lol.

On a serious note, he inspired me to create flashes and was the first major artist I loved on here. I felt a deafening blow when I learned of his death. Hope the family is doing alright.