Justin Carmical, aka JewWario, has passed.


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I don't know how many people here are fans of his, but I felt somebody should post something regardless. Even if I'm the only one who would recognize him here, I feel the need to talk about it and says something. I dunno, I'm rambling, and have never been good at writing things involving feelings.

Justin was an incredibly entertaining, positive, and upbeat producer of videos showing import games that people can play without knowing any Japanese. I didn't know him personally, but everybody who did calls him one of the most friendly, lovable people they'd ever met. Nobody had a bad thing to say about him.

Tragically, he took his own life Thursday, January 23rd. He's left behind a wife and many loving friends and family.

Justin's wife, Jenny, making the announcement wrote:

It is with a very sad heart that I must confirm my husband, Justin Carmical, sometimes known as the Jew Wario died on Thursday, January 23rd.

I also have to confirm he shot himself, but he was not alone, he locked himself in the bathroom and I was on the other side of the door talking with him. He knew I loved him, HE KNEW ALL OF YOU LOVED HIM. You all made him so happy, every time he was recognized from his videos, it made him giddy with joy.

His last recording was a song with Johnathan Mann, I don't know if Johnathan knows. He recorded it the night before.

I am surrounded by family and friends, and am taking this one moment at a time, remembering to breathe. I want to share with you what the Chaplain said to me, it was a momentary mistake, hold on to the good memories. I will post an update once a decision has been made about funeral arrangements.

If I need anything I will let you know, just hold on to each other and love each other, and thank you all so much for loving him so much.

URL added by me, to the video in question.

For those of you unfamiliar with his work, here's an introduction to his work.

For those of you unfamiliar with him, here's an introduction to who he was.

I don't know if this post will fall on deaf ears, but I felt I should mention it. I didn't know him, but the world became a little less awesome the moment he left it.

Peace be with you, J-Dub. And all my best wishes go out to your friends and family. I hope you've found peace.


Crap, that is horrible... Oh, I hope she will be all right.


...damn it, why? WHY?!


Depression. People kill themselves when they feel there is no hope. Depression does that to you. If you ever start thinking that way, get help.

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That's tragic. I knew he left TGWTG awhile back, so when I saw this, I thought that he might have been dealing with some chronic illness, and lost the battle.

And, unfortunately, he was. Depression is an evil, black thing. It doesn't pass. It doesn't get better with time. It's not something that you get over, as much as people tell you that. Like a cancer, it needs to be treated.

My condolences upon his wife's loss. We lost a guy that made funny videos about anime and other stuff. She lost her best friend.


My condolences to his wife. I'm sorry this happened.

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The wife's decision to disclose the cause of death is one that took true courage and love.

My sincerest condolences on this tragedy.


Depression. Damn. Took another good person away.


Johnico wrote:
For those of you unfamiliar with him, here's an introduction to who he was.

This was really moving.

I'm really sorry about this. I know only too intimately what depression is.


I found out about this on Saturday. It is a sad thing and I pray for him, his wife, and the rest of his family.

The thing that comes to my mind is that he is only man I would have called adorable and now the world is a little less adorable.

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