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    REST IN PEACE SKELETONCREW (cotu)

    If you have not heard, my SOUL brother, cotu partner, and kindred friend Matthew
    Schultz tragically drowned in the Missouri River Friday. Those
    wishing details are encouraged to google or yahoo. It has been a
    pretty prominent news story and details I don't care to recite here
    are easily found.

    http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/47167442.html

    We are all absolutely devastated.

    Below are the plans for his memorial. The most important thing is
    that you pass this information on to ANYONE you think may be
    interested. Getting the word out is the hardest thing at a time like
    this, so we need your help.

    Hope to see you there.




    Matthew Schultz Memorial
    This Thursday June 11
    Dusk (approx. 9PM)
    The Nebraska side of the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge.
    Rain or shine.
    Bring: Glow sticks, other items you think appropriate. Costumes? Oh
    heck yeah. He loved that. Etc.



    We will begin to gather as the sun goes down on the Nebraska side of
    the pedestrian bridge. We will gather and individuals may honor
    Matthew and share with the group as they feel moved to do. Some will
    speak, tell stories about Matthew and what he meant to them, some may
    perform in the art of their choice (music, dance, etc.) There is no
    schedule, no restrictions save that we ask no equipment that requires
    AC electricity (ie extension cords) be required. Acoustic instruments,
    hand drums, battery powered things, etc. are OK.

    People who want to plan something are welcome to contact me and inform
    me so I have an idea of who wants to do what, but that is not
    necessary. Spontaneous things are welcome as well.

    When everyone has expressed themselves in the manner of their choosing
    (I estimate this will take 45-60 minutes) it should be completely
    dark. We chose this time for several reasons, because Matthew was very
    nocturnal and because the glow sticks he loved so much will be most
    visible in the dark. It will also lend the memorial a total "Matthew
    vibe".

    At any time feel free to break out the glow sticks and activate them.
    Put them on as bracelets, weave them into your hair, etc. Whatever you
    are moved to do. We should have them all out and activated by the time
    the sharing portion is concluding.

    Then we will walk across the bridge to the IA side aglow. This is to
    symbolize the journey we have taken with Matthew in this life and the
    time we spend together and the love we feel for him.



    Once we are all on the IA side we will do something. Right now I
    anticipate we will sing SHOUT IT OUT LOUD by KISS accompanied by richard his brother on
    bass. That was the last song that Matthew and richard rehearsed and
    performed together.

    Then we will return across the bridge to the Nebraska side. This
    journey will symbolize the journey we will all take when we leave this
    world- at the end of which we will finally see Matthew again.

    After that everyone is invited to richards at 2020 Vinton Street.
    Beverages will be consumed and more memories and commemoration shared.

    I suggest people buy their own glow sticks. I have a few but we really
    can't have too many.

    Also Matthew's ashes will be present at the memorial, and at my home after.

    People wishing to send floral or food memorials please have them
    delivered to my house, address above. People will be able to enjoy
    them at the 'afterparty'.

    People so moved to make financial donations may also do so to richard. he is
    responsible for Matthew's final expenses and he did not have any
    financial resources or insurance.

    And most important of all, PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ANYONE
    WHO MAY BE INTERESTED. Getting in touch with masses of people is very
    difficult at times like these. So your help in that area is vital.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by galaxy warrior; June 10, 2009 at 02:55pm.

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    Hello there, Galaxy Warrior!

    I am so sorry to hear this. I know words are inadequate at a time like this, but you and SKELETONCREW'S family, friends and all of those who knew him are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I really am so very sorry, however, please remember that if you ever need to talk we the members of the He-Man.Org fan community are here to listen.

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    I'm sorry to hear about your friend.I did not know him at all really.We shared some emails but thats about it pretaining to some Motu projects.He seemed very kind hearted.R.I.P
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    thanks guys. i know things happened and peoples orders and what not got so held up. but he and i always tried to make the best from hard situations. this was just the worst. he was a great friend and a great warrior in life. he will be missed. and again thanks alot for the kind words im sure his girl and family will be pleased to see it.

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    This is just awful, please pass our condolences onto his family

    He was a great artist and he will be missed greatly!
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    That's very tragic news to hear. I grew up near this part of the Missouri River and it is just so dangerous. I wish they would regulate activities on this body of water better.

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    Holy crap. Man, this is really messed up. I didn't know the guy super well, but I knew him well enough. Got some of his molds for free just for fun. I even inspired his Horde style Faker runs with my Horde-Man.

    GW, please pass on my best wishes to his friends and family. I'll be praying for them.

    RIP, dude.
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    omg..

    thats horrible. my sincere condolences to him and his family.

    RIP matthew my friend.
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    Oh No! Im sorry for the loss... Just the other day I was thinking about the awesome work you guys did. please pass my best to family and friends...
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    I am sorry to hear this. He and I disagreed on a great many things, but I respected him. My condolences and prayers are with his family and friends.
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    So sorry to hear of such a sudden tragedy.

    Please pass along my condolences. He will be missed greatly amongst many He-Man fans, along with his family and friends.
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    My condolences to SkeletonCrew/Matthew's family and friends, and especially you, Galaxy Warrior.

    May he R.I.P.

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    agaIN thanks for all the best wishes and kind words. officially cotu is retired. as it will be to honor him. we made a great many things and a great many friends along the way. he was always greatful for the appreiciation of our work and efforts. there was soo much in the future. but as long as he remains remembered all is not lost.

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    I'm very sorry to hear such tragic news. Truly terrible indeed.

    Please share my condolences with Skeletoncrew's family and friends.

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    Sad.....just so damned sad.
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    this is going to mean so much to his girl pam. shes very sad and misses him dearer than most. thanks again guys.

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    That`s crazy!!My condolences to his family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by galaxy warrior View Post
    officially cotu is retired. as it will be to honor him.
    I think that's a beautiful plan and indeed a fitting tribute. This is just so sad--I'm so sorry.
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    I don't know what to say other than this is so sad, and I am so sorry to his girl and family. My mom passed unexpectedly 1 month ago today. It hurts alot, so I give my strength to them now. Again, im so sorry.

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    again everyones words mean so much. thanks again. everyone who owns a piece of cotu history know that there is a piece of him. we bled,sweat and teared for our creations. each will remain to serve as memory to him and all that he offered. thanks guys.

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    Man this is just awful news My deepest condolences to his family. My brother-in-law was tragically was taken from us last year so I can relate to what his family is going through.

    He always seemed like a great guy. I had a few dealings with him and he was always very friendly. The work he and you guys did is awesome and will always be remembered.

    He will be greatly missed.

    Rest in Peace.
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    My deepest condolences out to you and his friends / family...

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    Omigosh. I'm sad hearing about this.
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    Although I would love to pay tribute, it is simply not possible for me to make it. I will, however, be there in spirit. Matthew and his art made such a lasting impression on me that I simply cannot put it into words. All that I can say is that his work will continue to influence and inspire me forever.
    And, as I would assume he would have wanted it, his art will stand as the most fitting and lasting tribute to his spirit.

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    I am very sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family and friends.

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