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Xist 07-30-2019 05:59 PM

Grant Thompson, the King of Random passed away.
Was he sick? Did he blow up himself?

Apparently the family refuses to give any information at this time and just says "Respect our privacy." Rumor is he disappeared paragliding and was just found today:

I kind of feel that someone with 11 million followers on YouTube alone stopped being a private person a long time ago. Also, if they give one one-sentence explanation, they will probably need to ask fewer people to respect their privacy.

I do not have any idea what will happen with the channel, but we do not have any idea how much involvement he has had in months.

Do I still call Nate his sidekick?

redpoint5 07-30-2019 06:07 PM

I don't like obituaries precisely because they don't describe what killed the person. No matter how embarrassing my death is, I feel comfortable making that public knowledge. I want my tombstone (I don't actually want a tombstone or a legal burial) to say "Here lay redpoint5, Invincible!" Just want to give people a chuckle in an otherwise miserable day.

Don't know who Grant Thompson is. Powered paragliding is something I intend to pursue one day when I have more time.

Xist 07-30-2019 06:34 PM

Just carry GPS or something, okay?

I regularly post\complain about The King of Random['s sidekick]. They post some cool projects, but seem to cater to their eight year-old fans more than anything.

An old friend disappeared from Facebook and I found her obituary. The only detail they gave regarding her death was that it was sudden.

I created a thread when my ex died, asking for help from someone on Facebook. Her family did not like me and I was trying to find closure.

She did not have over 11 million followers, though, although she had 527 Facebook friends, and most of us never found out what happened.

conor_v 07-30-2019 07:25 PM

I saw this too and I was a bit shocked. I seriously did not believe it at first due to the lack of explanation given for his death. I understand the wish for privacy but I kinda agree with you Xist. I am also just really curious because he was so young!

redpoint5 07-30-2019 07:49 PM

As I figure it, if I'm close to someone I'll find out one way or another how they met their demise. Otherwise, I probably wasn't keeping that close in touch with them, at which point learning about their demise comes more as shocking entertainment than something to gather with loved ones for support. I understand the curiosity element, as I'm extremely curious about most things. That said, I value others boundaries more than my own curiosity. Something I may not always be quick to pick up on.

Xist 07-30-2019 09:19 PM

He is popular enough the truth will come out before too long and the first person to break the story will get a great deal of attention.

It is ridiculous what people will do for attention.

freebeard 07-30-2019 10:14 PM

My ex-wife buried her third (or forth) husband. Do you think I have a shot?

litesong 07-30-2019 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by freebeard (Post 603457)
My ex-wife buried her third (or forth--sic) husband. Do you think I have a shot?

It depends on how powerful the gun was, with which she shot him. :rolleyes:

freebeard 07-30-2019 11:34 PM


(or forth--sic)
I know the difference between cardinal and ordinal numbers, but I'd swear the spell checker flagged it (although it doesn't now, prolly miss-spelt in another way).

I just watched The Candace Owens Show: Carl Benjamin on Youtube and at the end she gave him two minutes to tell the world anything he thought they should hear and all he said was "You are a flawed person and should probably exercise more restraint in your life and more forgiveness to the people around you".

So now I have to live up to that!

RedDevil 07-31-2019 03:22 AM

FWIW the news broke out; paraglide accident confirmed.

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