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Big Dave Conlon

Postby mexicanjunior » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:04 pm

For those that knew or remember him, he passed away last night. He didn't make a ton of AMV's but he was definitely a big part of the community in the early 2000's at conventions and just being around everyone. He will be sorely missed and was one of my best friends for almost 20 years...

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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby NME » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:17 pm

Rest in peace Big Dave :(

He will live forever through convention documentaries and our memories. IIRC he was in one of David Violence's docs doing some jackass type stuff XD
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby Castor Troy » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:17 pm

Sorry to hear that man. I know he gave people a hard time, but he was really cool with me at A-kon 2003.

My condolences for his family and it's always terrible to lose another amv editor. :cry:
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby Flint the Dwarf » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:50 pm

I remember Big Dave, but I never got to meet him. :( He was a funny guy. Rest in peace, man.
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby mexicanjunior » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:13 pm

Some of Dave's stand up over the past year...

http://youtu.be/1LN1KtbTKYI
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby Castor Troy » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:33 pm

May I ask what was the cause of death?
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby mexicanjunior » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:40 pm

Castor Troy wrote:May I ask what was the cause of death?


He was diabetic and had a severe leg infection. He let the infection linger for a couple of months before going to the ER and was told at the hospital that his leg would need to be amputated. Upon hearing that, he went into shock and had a stroke, which caused severe brain swelling that never regressed. After about 2 weeks on a respirator after the stroke with no responsiveness and limited brain function, his family made the decision to take him off the respirator and he passed.

His wife had died a year earlier and he had gone into a severe depression after that. He always told us that he was just counting down the days till he could see his wife again and took no steps to make sure his health was in good order, which was an indirect way of making sure he would see her again sooner rather than later. His family knew his wish was not to be resuscitated or be in a permanent state of comatose...so the decision to end the suffering was swift.
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby Castor Troy » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:24 pm

mexicanjunior wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:May I ask what was the cause of death?


He was diabetic and had a severe leg infection. He let the infection linger for a couple of months before going to the ER and was told at the hospital that his leg would need to be amputated. Upon hearing that, he went into shock and had a stroke, which caused severe brain swelling that never regressed. After about 2 weeks on a respirator after the stroke with no responsiveness and limited brain function, his family made the decision to take him off the respirator and he passed.

His wife had died a year earlier and he had gone into a severe depression after that. He always told us that he was just counting down the days till he could see his wife again and took no steps to make sure his health was in good order, which was an indirect way of making sure he would see her again sooner rather than later. His family knew his wish was not to be resuscitated or be in a permanent state of comatose...so the decision to end the suffering was swift.


:cry:

That's tragic to hear..

At least he's with his wife again. :cry:
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby Ileia » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:07 pm

He was before my time, but this is still sad to hear. :(
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby Otohiko » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:22 pm

Ileia wrote:He was before my time, but this is still sad to hear. :(


Same. I do recall him on the .org from my early days, but I didn't really get to know him. That's still a really tragic story, very sorry to hear :(
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby ngsilver » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:57 pm

Also before my time. Still sad news indeed.
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby mexicanjunior » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:34 pm

Here are the 2 AMV's Dave made during his brief time editing videos. They were by no means technical masterpieces but they were silly and fun.

Requiem For a Shell
http://youtu.be/QW45-37EZfE

The Fanatic
http://youtu.be/fvz3Ylzlb7U
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby Castor Troy » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:38 am

mexicanjunior wrote:Here are the 2 AMV's Dave made during his brief time editing videos. They were by no means technical masterpieces but they were silly and fun.

Requiem For a Shell
http://youtu.be/QW45-37EZfE

The Fanatic
http://youtu.be/fvz3Ylzlb7U


I enjoyed these when they were out and they're still enjoyable today. :up:
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby Pwolf » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:19 pm

Didn't know him but I knew the name. Such a tragic story.
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Re: Big Dave Conlon

Postby Pocho_Love » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:25 pm

Really sad to hear that another editor has passed...RIP dude. :'(
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