R.I.P. Jasper

It is with great sadness that I announce that Jasper, an active member of the PP community, died on Monday. I am sure I speak for all my readers when I wish his wife and family our deepest sympathies.

Jasper was always interested in helping visitors to the site and I feel honoured that we managed to work together on some other projects.

I know that the maps and mods he found here brought him great pleasure.

When I started this site, I never thought that I would be posting anything like this, but that shows how much a community we have become. His contributions to the site, with reviews, message, ideas etc will be missed.

Please use this post to pass on any messgaes, although under the circumstances, I don’t know if they will be seen by his family. I am sure they have more important things to think about than a gaming website.

Comments on this post will be heavily moderated.

Rest In Peace Jasper.

69 Comments

  1. SPY

    my time to adjust my comment above is expired and therefore I need to add a new comment, this because I suddenly remembered that just a few weeks ago Jasper and I talked about that he would become my texture artist. he wanted to do so much more as “just” beta test, and I suggested making textures because I always need them. and he promised to look in to what he would need to do for that, what kind of programma’s etc. he was willing to learn a lot and looked forward to this.
    i say this just to point out that his death probably also came a s a surprise to himself, otherwise he never would have wanted to study for texture artist.

    now I really stop,

    leon

    1. Leon, Jaspers comment was posted in Poll Question # 215 on this site about episode 3

  2. =EX-Mo=

    It is very sad.

    Rest in Peace, Jasper

  3. TB Biggs

    So many well written comments here are a testimony to how well we lived.
    As Leon said, jasper was the “new guy” on our team. He has already contributed so much and was forging ahead with many new ideas. His energy was enthusiastic and I’m quite sure, remains that way.

    Mel/John. Well said.

  4. SPY

    Thank you so much Tommiezat, for pointing out the place where Jasper did say those lines;

    “I don’t want to go back to Xen
    and
    I don’t want to die — but probably will by the time they release it..”

    i had searched through all forum topics to see if I could find it myself…
    he did write those lines on Edited at 9:39 PM, 13th March 2011 so I don’t think he knew about his death up front, I assume he just meant that the release of ep3 would take years and years. as I said before did he comment after the 13th till just one day before he went away on our dev forum, and never said anything about being ill or anything. and I am quit sure he would have mentioned something to us when he made this comment in that way here a week before the 20th.
    seems his death was a sudden event, what is all the better, I just can hope he didn’t had any pain and that it was quick. but now I start to say things I really don’t want to say.

    i just am proud to had you as a friend Jasper, and that you now are well.

    leon

  5. OG Loc

    I never really knew him at all. But I’m sure he was a fantastic guy. Poor sap.

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  7. Does anybody else still find themselves pausing during their days and thinking of Jasper? I catch myself, thinking about something and then wondering what he will say when I email him about it.

    I am reminded of an opening scene in Amelie where a character has just returned from a funeral and is drawing a line though the person’s name.

    I don’t want to remove his email address from my contacts or from Steam Friends. It seems heartless and disrespectful. Of course, I’ll have to remove the email address as that would be silly, unless I keep sending the emails just to make myself feel better.

    1. Mel

      Yes, there is that empty feeling knowing that we will not read his reviews to new mods, also missing that anticipation of his response to ones comment. I think the next review I post will be with heavy heart.

      Mel

  8. KARL

    I did not know Mr. Jasper well, but it is always sad when someone leaves us.

    Rest in peace, Jasper

  9. SPY

    couldn’t help myself to get back to this topic here on PP, to see if and what was added here again as comments. and I am glad to read you’re comment Phillip. of course will we all have to delete Jasper email address from our emails contact list, but I will do so in time (and that could take years. just noticed that I have a contact there that I haven’t mailed to in 9 years or so. )

    what to me came in to mind a few times the last few days was that it is so said that he can’t play crysis 2. for months he kept us all up to date with his Crysis 2 updates. each time a new trailer was out he gave us here and on another forum the links to them. he followed it like a hawk. then he even bought 2 new fully up to date high end computers. one for his wife and one for himself, a special game computer. this will have been 4 weeks ago or I so I believe. now he was ready for Crysis 2.
    crysis 2 was released in the USA onTuesday 22 March 2011, 2 days after his death, can it be more cinical??!! the last 2 days I am playing crysis 2, each night late at night just for a hour or 2, (not longer, so I can enjoy it on its best. each night again) and I know he also liked to game like that,. he would have LOVED crysis.
    crysis2. 2days to early, 2 new game computers, 22 March,….22

    leon

    1. Leon ol pal,
      You have a good heart to come back and think about good ol Jaspar. I bet he’d do the same. But hey everyone: Let’s not act sad, Jaspar wouldn’t like that, I wouldn’t think. Let’s think happy thoughts, like the good times we had. Want me to turn on the “I Wanna Know what Love is” song for the atmosphere? Jk lol!

  10. I realize that this is almost a month late but wow, this really rattled me. I regret that I had not become more a part of this community, and gotten to know him better. Condolences to his family and those of you who knew him well.

    Rest in Peace.

  11. k00pa

    I don’t know what to say, he helped me lot with my last mapping project…

    Rest in peace.

  12. I feel pretty bad coming this late but this is just terrible. I didn’t know him personally but I remember reading a few of his comments here. My condolences to his family and friends.

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