I was shocked and saddened to find out tonight that Danny, more commonly known as Tourettes Guy, has passed away due to surgical complications. He has had such an impact on my life these past couple of years. I remember the first time Allyson, Kitty and I were writing an essay late at night when we found the joy of Tourettes Guy. I remembered watching all of his videos that night and laughing so hard that I was crying and had difficulty breathing. I know it is despicable to laugh at a person with a serious disorder like tourettes but we weren’t laughing at him; we were laughing with him. I always looked to him when I was down and he never failed to make me laugh and feel happy again and I will always love him for that. I was even dubbed, “Mr. Don’t Get A Big Dick” by my hall mates. I will remember him forever. Below is the official announcement from www.tourettesguy.com about the passing of Danny.
August 4, 2007
A couple of days ago we received some terrible news about Danny. Late last week Danny passed away.
About a month ago Danny was involved in a bad car accident. He had been out of the hospital for a couple of days staying with a friend when he suffered some medical complications. He unexpectedly passed away in the night.
We here at TourettesGUY.com are deeply saddened by this news as we love Danny. The reality of Danny’s death hasn’t sunk in yet, even a few days later. It is our burden to share this news with you – the millions of fans who also love Danny.
In about a week we will be putting the videos back up. We thought about taking the site down for good, but Danny’s videos are already all over the internet and we felt that we could do some good with the site. We will be releasing all the videos along with one last new video in a high quality DVD format in memory of Danny. This DVD will be free to download, but you will also be able to purchase a physical copy. All proceeds from the DVD will go to Danny’s family.
When the site is completely back up, we will have a service enabling you to send your condolences. We would also like to hear how Danny has positively influenced your life. Please be respectful, and send your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortly, we will be posting a letter from the person who discovered Danny.
We will miss you Danny!!! May you finally rest in peace.
The Big Admin.