Cheerwine has passed away. July 31, 2015 11:33 AM   Subscribe

It saddens me greatly to say that Cheerwine passed away last week.

I don't know how well-known his username is, but I do know that this community was very important to him. He read almost everything on the green and the blue and the gray. We used to talk about metafilter often, always fondly. He was a dear friend to many, and he is very missed. Please feel free to memail me if you knew him.
posted by (Over) Thinking to MetaFilter-Related at 11:33 AM (160 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Sad to hear, thanks for letting us know. Condolences to all who knew him.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:35 AM on July 31, 2015 [2 favorites]


I am very sorry for your loss, and to anyone else who feels this loss personally, you have my deepest condolences.
posted by workerant at 11:35 AM on July 31, 2015 [3 favorites]


Terribly sorry to hear about this. He was a genuinely good person, and he will be sorely missed by many.

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posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:11 PM on July 31, 2015


Oh no! I remember his contributions in AskMe very well, both questions and answers. My deepest condolences.
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posted by Lyn Never at 12:32 PM on July 31, 2015


Rest in Peace, and may drawers full of adorable kittens sing you to your sleep.
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posted by fiercecupcake at 12:53 PM on July 31, 2015


deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved him.

r.i.p.
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posted by grouse at 12:59 PM on July 31, 2015


I'm so very sorry to hear that.
posted by jillithd at 1:01 PM on July 31, 2015


I'm so very sad to hear this. Thank you so much, (Over) Thinking, for letting us know; my thoughts are with you and all cheerwine's friends and loved ones.
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posted by bardophile at 1:37 PM on July 31, 2015


Wow, that was unexpected. I watched his last (very recent!) question closely for Reasons. My condolences on the loss of your friend and I wish I could have met him.
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posted by pibeandres at 4:20 PM on July 31, 2015


I'm very sorry to hear this. As a native North Carolinian, his user name always made me smile and think of home.
posted by hydropsyche at 4:34 PM on July 31, 2015 [11 favorites]


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posted by missmary6 at 4:45 PM on July 31, 2015


Crap, he said in one of his last questions just a few months ago that he was only 28. Way too soon. I'm so sorry, (over) thinking.

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posted by ActionPopulated at 4:49 PM on July 31, 2015 [6 favorites]


His last post, while about something seemingly mundane, led me to a whole lot of thought about how I'm playing life on easy level and here's someone that's not, but is super tough and game about it. I shared it with my wife and we talked over it.

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posted by gladly at 5:52 PM on July 31, 2015


RIP
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posted by coppermoss at 6:14 PM on July 31, 2015


Damn, another one of us gone, too soon.

Can't y'all please stop dying on us, so the blue can go on forever?

RIP, Cheerwine.
posted by pjern at 6:20 PM on July 31, 2015 [2 favorites]


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posted by cotton dress sock at 6:40 PM on July 31, 2015


I'm just seeing this now; what terrible news. I also remember his contributions and had followed some of his questions closely. Very sad to hear this. Thank you for letting us know, (Over) Thinking.
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posted by saturnine at 7:16 PM on July 31, 2015


I'm very sorry.
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posted by valkane at 8:08 PM on July 31, 2015


I'm very sorry for your loss, (Over) Thinking.

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posted by biggreenplant at 8:35 PM on July 31, 2015


I'm sorry to see such sad news.
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posted by chicainthecity at 9:14 PM on July 31, 2015


Terrible news.
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posted by teponaztli at 10:12 PM on July 31, 2015


Aww. I was just watching this version of somewhere over the rainbow. G'won with you, Cheerwine. Pass on o'er and I'll drink a cup to ya.
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posted by radioamy at 11:16 PM on July 31, 2015


Such sad news.

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posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 11:36 PM on July 31, 2015


RIP
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My condoleances to family and friends.
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posted by goshling at 3:00 AM on August 1, 2015


Very thoughtful contributions to AskMe. Sorry to hear this.

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posted by persona au gratin at 3:37 AM on August 1, 2015


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I'll raise a big frosty glass in his honor today. I wish his family and friends peaceful hearts and warm memories. Rest in peace, Cheerwine.
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posted by spinifex23 at 9:20 AM on August 1, 2015


As a friend of Cheerwine's for over ten years, and a (usually pretty quiet) member of this community, I want to thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. I've been refreshing this thread since (Over) Thinking posted it, and it is helpful to see Cheerwine remembered here as I continue to process my grief. Thank you.
posted by dysh at 9:34 AM on August 1, 2015 [20 favorites]


I had no idea he was in the Albuquerque MeFi cohort.

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posted by fingers_of_fire at 1:22 PM on August 1, 2015


Great choice of username.

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posted by sarcasticah at 6:02 PM on August 1, 2015


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It's always so eerie when somebody is active online, just posting about this and that, and then they suddenly die. His last post was just a few weeks ago, asking about getting through airport security. That's the kind of question you ask when you're in the middle of living life, getting things done. And then he's just gone.

But I suppose it's better to go that way than with a long, sad series of asks about strange coughs, chronic pain, hospices, wills. There's much to be said for just living your life until you suddenly aren't.
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posted by Atom Eyes at 6:31 PM on August 1, 2015


His last question made such an impact on my browser history, because I clicked on his link and went down a very informative rabbit hole from there. Even though I had something to say, I want to end this with

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posted by Ruki at 7:07 PM on August 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


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posted by maryrussell at 7:20 PM on August 1, 2015


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posted by chesty_a_arthur at 7:22 PM on August 1, 2015


Oh, man. So sad.





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posted by hazyjane at 10:29 AM on August 2, 2015


It is always sad to read of a Mefite dying here on the grey, but when they are only 28, that is truly saddening. My condolences to family and friends.

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posted by stoneweaver at 3:16 PM on August 3, 2015


Too young.

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posted by mochapickle at 8:34 PM on August 3, 2015


This is indeed sad news. Condolences.
posted by mightshould at 10:13 AM on August 4, 2015


Thank you all so much for your feelings and support. It is one of the things I love about this community.
posted by (Over) Thinking at 3:12 PM on August 4, 2015 [10 favorites]


I am so very sorry for your loss.
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posted by Lycaon_pictus at 9:14 AM on August 8, 2015


So sorry to hear that. I had sent his last post to several friends and they all found it incredibly useful. Sending hugs and peace to his family and friends.
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