It is with great sadness to inform that Crazytoon, who was
one of the Hyperbola founders, author of
GNU and Bola characters,
ex-Parabola artist, and
Free Software and Free Culture activist, has passed on earlier today, December 26th at 4:40 AM UTC, at the age of 60.
On September 30th, he suffered 2 cerebral aneurysms and intracranial haemorrhages. Surgery was made October 13th and he entered into coma until November 1st. On November 10th, he suffered 2 cerebral strokes and lost all possibility of recovering his health. He proceeded to have catatonic stupor state, hard convulsions, continuous high pressure, fever and general haemorrhages.
Now he has left us. However, his legacy of life, experience, activism, artwork, and his funny cartoon characters will continue to live in our hearts and in our projects. There are works made by him yet to be released, such as Hyper Bola (a new modification of the Bola character adapted as the mascot of Hyperbola), GNU character, and more artworks. We have plans to release these when our artwork service is ready, since it is still under construction.
We want to thank him, not only for his contributions of artwork to the community and Hyperbola Project, but also for being a great father who has always supported his sons (coadde and Emulatorman), and for being a friend to the community and Free Software movement.
Thank you for everything, Crazytoon. We will miss you!