Jew Wario is dead.
Justin Carmical, aka Jew Wario....took his own life.
There are so many things wrong with those sentences. It feels like a really crappy fanfic where at the end it turns out it's all a dream, typical cop-out ending. Except no one will be able to wake up from this.
It's weird, you know. I don't even know Justin. I've never met him in person. To me, he's just a face on a computer screen. And yet, I feel like someone punched me in the stomach.
I am heartbroken that Justin is dead, but I'm shocked at the fact that he is dead by his own hand. What could he have possibly been going through that he would just want to end it? And if I, a random person with no connection to Justin whatsoever, can feel this affected by it, I can only imagine what his friends and family are going through. What are they feeling right now? Heartbreak? Confusion? Anger, maybe? I know what it's like to lose someone, but...not like this.
It's easy to forget that people like that people at Channel Awesome, Jew Wario, Nostalgia Critic, Linkara, they're all human beings. They are thinking, feeling human beings, and they are just as capable feeling doubt, anger, and sadness just like the rest of us. This event only cements that truth.
So, Justin Carmical, whoever you were, and whatever demons tormented you in life, I hope that you are at peace now, and know that you will always hold a special place in the hearts of those that loved you.
PS. I realize that a lot of you out there believe that those who commit suicide are sinners. That's your opinion. However, I would appreciate it if you keep that opinion to yourself. Sin or not, Justin was a person that a lot of people cared for and suffered a great deal when he was alive, and I will not tolerate anyone badmouthing him. Anyone who tries will be blocked indefinitely.