Justin "JewWario" Carmical commits suicide at age 42

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#1  Edited By 1PMrFister
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The online gaming shows community got hit hard today. JewWario, the creator of the "You can play this" series and former affiliate of That Guy With the Glasses, ended his own life a few days ago. A list of links:

Confirmation by Justin Carmichal's wife

Angry Joe's farewell to JewWario

That Guy With The Glasses' Farewell

Fundraiser to help support Carmichal's family

I never watched his videos, but I knew of the guy through other sources and hearing him die so suddenly is incredibly disheartening. My thoughts go out to all his friends, family, and fans, and I urge anyone suffering from suicidal thoughts, depression or other debilitating mental disorders to seek professional care and comfort from your loved ones.

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#2  Edited By kaealy
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He had a reputation for trying to hit on fans on cons, I think that is the reason for the chilling post by his wife on facebook. Seems too emotionell distant to the whole thing.

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#3 Mesomorphin
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Yeah heard about that! Happy console gamer (respected youtuber) Did a heart felt video on the matter expressing his opinion. It was a sad exit to his life, and I did rather enjoy watching his videos, he had a interesting personality.

@kaealy said:

He had a reputation for trying to hit on fans on cons, I think that is the reason for the chilling post by his wife on facebook. Seems too emotionell distant to the whole thing.

This however I never knew....strange I also heard the who suicide was triggered by depression, which makes me wonder why he would commit suicide if he still had a loving wife? Perhaps they weren't so loving after all.

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#4 Bigboi500
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Never heard of the guy, but I hate hearing when anyone commits suicide.

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#6  Edited By CarnageHeart
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@kaealy said:

He had a reputation for trying to hit on fans on cons, I think that is the reason for the chilling post by his wife on facebook. Seems too emotionell distant to the whole thing.

Casting doubt on the wife's love for her husband based on her Facebook post is insane. Dealing with the death of a loved one publically cannot be easy, but her post came across as loving and gracious (thanking for fans for their support, telling them he didn't die alone, asking them to remember him for the good he did and not his one mistake).

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.

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#7  Edited By fatee
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Suicide is one mistake you can't learn from.

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#8 The_Last_Ride
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IT's sad, but never watched his videos unfortunately

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#9 Bumblebee1138
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I watched many Nostalgia Critic and Angry Joe vids but never heard of this guy till now. o.O

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#10  Edited By Black_Knight_00
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Yeah, I heard it from the Happy Console Gamer (unintended irony there) no more than half an hour after the news went public. He was really crushed about it. I appreciated the fact he didn't want to go into detail on how he died, in his video. Sad story.

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#11  Edited By GiantAssPanda
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Sad news. Didn't know the guy but if Joe spoke the truth he was a genuinely great dude.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n0kdYWrwwg

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@roulettethedog said:

What a selfish jerk. I feel sorry for his family, BUT NOT HIM.

Taboo thinking at work. Take an ethics or even a psychology class and get a new perspective on things...

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#13  Edited By 1PMrFister
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@roulettethedog said:

What a selfish jerk. I feel sorry for his family, BUT NOT HIM.

This is one of the most blatantly untrue perceptions about suicide. People can kill themselves for any number of reasons. Some do it because they've been suffering from depression (whether caused by biological or social reasons) or trauma for so long that they see suicide as their only way out of it. Others do it because they genuinely feel worthless and burdensome to their loved ones, to the point where some survivors actually feel worse after a failed suicide attempt. This isn't even mentioning that many suicides are impulsive, usually caused by a trigger that can bring on a sudden major depressive or anxiety episode.

It's misconceptions like this that lead to a lot of preventable suicides, and in some cases even cause more suicides from people believing that they can't be helped or they're "weak" for feeling this way.

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#14 platinumking320
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Lee Thompson Young, music exec Chris Lighty, and now JewWario.

When going through periods of personal misery and disconnection from those we love, or an inability to believe in our own strength, the thought might occur in our heads, but it should be a fleeting dismissed thought, When we regain ourselves, and remember all that we have to live for and those that depend on us in capacities we don't even know.

For me, I know there are those that love us, there are valid reasons we're still here consuming air, and we have no choice but to believe in ourselves that we can live and get through these dark periods.
I remember the shocking footage of Bob Dwyer on Jim Sterling's Jimquisition for the first time months ago (shown in his episode on VG violence). Like other youtube clips displaying the very moment of death, it was very sobering.

If we feel that the world has ruled against us for our shortcomings and scathing failures or doesn't love us, the only comfort we can really have is in soldiering on. In ending our lives, we have taken the opposing side and struck the gavel against ourselves and all that we love, enjoy believe in and stand for.

In the end, only I can be my greatest advocate. (sure it takes a lot of support from friends and family) but the will, the drive is all too important.

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#15  Edited By Jacanuk
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@1PMrFister said:

The online gaming shows community got hit hard today. JewWario, the creator of the "You can play this" series and former affiliate of That Guy With the Glasses, ended his own life a few days ago. A list of links:

Confirmation by Justin Carmichal's wife

Angry Joe's farewell to JewWario

That Guy With The Glasses' Farewell

Fundraiser to help support Carmichal's family

I never watched his videos, but I knew of the guy through other sources and hearing him die so suddenly is incredibly disheartening. My thoughts go out to all his friends, family, and fans, and I urge anyone suffering from suicidal thoughts, depression or other debilitating mental disorders to seek professional care and comfort from your loved ones.

No idea who the guy was and his youtube channel shows why.

But sad that any human feels the world is so bad that the only way out is to take their own life.

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#16  Edited By yngsten
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@The_Stand_In said:

@roulettethedog said:

What a selfish jerk. I feel sorry for his family, BUT NOT HIM.

Taboo thinking at work. Take an ethics or even a psychology class and get a new perspective on things...

Excactly, this is people who see no other way out of their pain, who are you to pass judgement? Selfish? Maybe, our very being and the way we act are defined out of selfishness, even charity. Try to imagine the pain these people must be going through instead of judging them from your "high horse".