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My best friend, who inspired me to make music, has passed away.

Posted by Bertn1991 - May 22nd, 2019

Daniel was my cousin, my mentor, and my friend. We grew up together, we worked together, we played together. As a kid, I thought the world of him. He wasn't much older than me, but I still looked up to him like a big brother. I wanted to make songs just like he did. We both got our start with Mario Paint's music composer on SNES, and went on to Noteworthy Composer, which I still use to this day. We collaborated and uploaded tracks to MySpace way back when. We even made a cringy album back in 2006. We were kids. And though we went down separate paths in life, he never stopped inspiring me, and he never stopped creating music. We were always close, even when he was across the country. I'd send MIDIs his way and he'd remix them. Music connected us.

He had a hard life. He lost his father to cancer, his girlfriend left him for somebody else, he lost him home, his job, all within a year or two. And through his misfortune, he still managed to be hopeful toward the end. He told me just a week ago that he was suicidal at one point, but that part of his life was over. He had just gotten a new job at Yellow Stone National Park and was so excited about going. He was even bringing his guitar and his laptop to write music while he was there. As far as I know, he never got to write anything. Not long after arriving, he had a heart attack and while in the hospital he had a stroke. He was only 28 years old.

Some of the people who follow me on here might be disappointed, but I'm retiring from making music for now. I just can't. I don't know what happens moving forward, but I'll return someday. I just need a little time to heal. Thank you for your support. I love you all <3

- 1991


Comments (19)

That's sad man, my condolences.

I appreciate it.

It's always hard losing those close to our hearts. You had a good time with your friend and that's always worth remembering. Take all the time you need.

It really is hard. And you're right. We had fun. So many memories.

I'm very very sorry :-(

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Does his/your family have a history of heart problems? 28 seems way too young for a heart attack. I'm so sorry for your loss!

I know, it's so odd. I can't think of anyone in our family with heart problems. It can happen to anyone I guess.

Very sorry to hear about the passing of a family member you were close to. :(

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That is just horrible. I know how it feels. My condolenes to you and those close to him.

Thank you <3

im super sorry :(

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That's quite unfortunate. Keep your head up.

Thanks. We will do our best to be strong.

I hope he's resting in a better place now. :'(

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Very sorry to hear about your loss. My Condolences

Thank you for that <3

I'm sorry to hear (read) that, I hope you'll get better. :(

Thank you <3

You take a break now, man. Nothing wrong with taking a little time off every now and then. RIP to your buddy Daniel, I'll be sure to pour a cold one out for 'im.

I appreciate the support <3

My condolences, man. It's always hard to lose a friend, especially when it's close family. And despite the fact you and I don't know each other, I'm always here for you whenever you need someone to talk to. Your friends untimely death is a tragedy that I've experienced first hand all too well.

Thank you. I appreciate the kindness and support. It's hard, but I'll bounce back, in time.

The fact that after all that he was still looking to create is pretty powerful. It was nice of you to write this and reflect on your lives together, this was really touching. I'm sorry things have gone this way and hope the healing goes well and leads you to a good place down the line.

Thanks for writing this. I think he'll continue to inspire me moving forward. It's hard not having him, but I'll have our memories together.

Aw :( I'm sorry dude

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I'm saddened to hear that you had lost someone that was close to you, having to lose someone that has been apart your entire life can be very hard and it really does suck. I hope you take care of yourself my dude and take the time that you need. Until then feel better my dude.

Thank you for the kindness and support, Mr Plank.

heal up in your time and grow, it dont matter how or when you return to your creative work, as long as you feel good.

Thank you for that. I'll be back <3

Well, he inspired you to make music, he passed out, now you and your fans will inspire you to make music :)

I'm so grateful for that. I'm not giving up, just taking a short break. I'll be back. Thanks again for the kindness <3 <3 <3

I'm very sorry for your loss.

I appreciate that.