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(Some Guy)   I absolutely hate bringing news like this. Farker Lightgiver, who was an Photoshop contributor, passed away suddenly on July 19th. He would have been 58 on July 31st. DIT   ( sunkingalpacas.com) divider line
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2013-08-03 12:19:26 AM  
2013-08-03 12:31:04 AM  
Sorry, that should have been a "Sad" tag. The link will bring you to Sun King Alpacas, which was Lightgiver's website. There are more details provide by hoots_toots_ochaye following:

  LightGiver's friend on Facebook has given us some more information:

"This from his mother, I didn't find out until a week after he died....John died at 11:57 P.M. Friday July 19th. He was fine in the afternoon I know. He called 911, but they claim they were there in minutes, but could not bring him back when they got there. As I told Lynn, "He would not want us to be sad, but to remember the happy times he had shared with you." You noticed he posted the day he died..;.Smoking cigarettes got his heart...but yes he loved FARK...it was a great source of entertainment for him throughout his life...." "Let me clarify I personally didnt find out until a week after he died cause my friend Lynn who lived near him was away on vacation. He would have been 58 on july 31st. Hope all the Farkers have a toast in his honor. John loved animals more than people so although he like to socialize now and then w real people his just had a few close circle of friends. But the Fark would was always his favorite. He once begged me to go to a Fark event in Chicago for him and tell him all about it and I went for him. He couldnt leave his Alpacas. He was extremely creative, loved Photoshop and all you could do with it. Loved taking pictures. All you Farkers have lost a good friend. carry on in his honor. Every July 31st have a Fark gathering in John's honor." "And his birthday is today not tomorrow. Sorry I was a day off"

And when asked about who was taking care of the Alpacas: "Thanks Bob. They are still there. A family friend who is into horses is staying there. He lived on a farm property. Very quiet and very dark at night. He built up the property all with the purpose of raising and selling Alpacas. Well he never sold much but he has a good time raising them."

RIP Lightgiver (John). I'll be thinking of you, where ever you are, on this day that would have been your 58th birthday. Goodbye friend.

On Monday, August 5th, some of the Photoshop contests will have Alpacas inserted into the entries. It is one way that the Photoshopping community will give some tribute to a very kind and gentle soul. John had a rich and diverse background, but the last phase of his life was doing what was passionate in his heart. He will be missed greatly by his family.

Please feel free to contribute to the contests on Monday, visit the Photoshop forum for some additional links and tributes, or post here in this thread.
Thank you on behalf of the Photoshop community.
2013-08-03 12:32:23 AM  
Lightgiver, I tip my beer for you. My condolences to the family.
2013-08-03 12:39:39 AM  
That is very sad. Just sucks
2013-08-03 12:39:41 AM  
Farewell, Lightgiver

/loved your work, man
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-08-03 12:44:09 AM  
Condolences to your friends and family  Lightgiver
2013-08-03 12:45:28 AM  
2013-08-03 12:58:26 AM  
That is sad indeed, my prayers are with him and his family.
2013-08-03 01:02:14 AM  
Our condolences....
2013-08-03 01:08:52 AM  
2013-08-03 01:20:01 AM  
I'm sad to say I did not know him. RIP Lightgiver.
2013-08-03 01:35:45 AM  
I was only familiar with him through Photoshop, but he will be missed. His family has my deepest sympathies.
2013-08-03 02:07:39 AM  
My condolences--sad news.
2013-08-03 07:13:00 AM  
My condolences, 58 is too young.
2013-08-03 07:43:43 AM  
Very sad to hear about this. R.I.P.
2013-08-03 07:56:07 AM  
I had the pleasure to meet him at a Tampa fark party, great guy.
2013-08-03 08:17:53 AM  
I never met him personally, but I enjoyed his PS entries. Very sad news, indeed.
2013-08-03 08:26:01 AM  
Lightgiver still shines on Fark.
2013-08-03 08:49:01 AM  
R.I.P. Lightgiver, from one Farker to another
2013-08-03 09:38:21 AM  
Always sad when we lose one of our own :( RIP, Lightgiver. My condolences to his family.
2013-08-03 09:41:25 AM  
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Didn't really know him, but I'm always entertained by the photoshop threads.

/one of us
2013-08-03 09:48:03 AM  
That's a shame.
2013-08-03 10:06:10 AM  
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2013-08-03 10:09:52 AM  
Sorry to hear. Our thoughts go out to his family.
2013-08-03 10:14:31 AM  
Image posted above taken from old farkived link:  http://www.fark.com/comments/1714767/Todays-Iron-Photoshop-ingredient - Alpacas . My favorite: "Chewpacca."

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2013-08-03 10:56:03 AM  
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2013-08-03 11:03:59 AM  

/maybe this will inspire some of you to give up smoking
2013-08-03 12:27:08 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: RIP

/maybe this will inspire some of you to give up smoking

I'm not smoking - the cigar is.
2013-08-03 12:50:40 PM  
We've lost two excellent Photoshoppers this year. We'll miss you, Lightgiver.
2013-08-03 04:24:10 PM  
Not a Photoshoper, and didn't know him... but RIP.  I'm glad Lightgiver was able to entertain our community.
2013-08-03 05:51:14 PM  
RIP fellow Farker. Hugs and kisses to those you left behind.
2013-08-03 06:14:46 PM  
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Sad alpaca out of farking nowhere.

2013-08-03 07:19:24 PM  
Especially sad to lose someone I had favorited long ago.
2013-08-03 08:52:18 PM  
Lightgivers website is here. You can learn more about his life and his dream.
Thanks for all the condolences.
2013-08-03 11:42:59 PM  
2013-08-04 09:41:17 AM  
Very sad news. RIP.
2013-08-04 09:09:44 PM  
So sorry to hear. RIP
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