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    Post SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    Brent Holowka, known as BackAssward on the forums, passed away on October 9th, 2015. He was 37 years old. The exact cause of death was unknown at the time his wife contacted us, but the ER doctor put down coronary.

    Brent helped with testing, planning and programming on Sven Co-op in addition to several miscellaneous tasks. More importantly, he was a great guy who genuinely cared about other team and forum members. I enjoyed his company, and he'll definitely be missed by myself and the community here. While it of course provides no consolation, the team intends to dedicate the 5.0 release to him.

    Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Brent's wife, who is naturally the most affected by this tragedy. Condolence messages posted in the comments will be passed on to her, but if you need to get in direct contact for any reason, please let us know.

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    Here is the full message we received from Brent's wife. We've removed the e-mail address to prevent spambots picking it up - if you need to get in direct contact just let us know.
    I know Brent (AKA BackAssward) was motivated and excited about the projects and ideas he was able to share with everyone on this forum. Therefore, I felt it appropriate to let you all be aware of his passing. He passed away yesterday (10/9/15) at 12:20 pm. The official cause of death is not known yet. However, the ER doctor put down coronary. He is having his autopsy today. He was 37 yr old. I miss him. I miss him deeply and it hurts so bad. Regardless, if any one wanted more information please feel free to contact me at [email]

    Thank you all so very much,

    Rose Holowka (wife, partner, and best friend)
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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    Seemed like a really nice guy. He will be missed Hang in there we are here if you need us.

    edit: kind of unbelievable that he is gone idk what to say in reality its quite a shock to know someone you had good times with is no longer with us
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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    Sorry to hear that. He was a great member of this community, and he will be missed.

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    I'm very sorry for him, he died too soon he will be missed forever...

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    That's heartbreaking news, I'm sorry Brent has passed and so suddenly too, my deepest condolences to Rose for whom this must the hardest of times. Brent will live on in the community through his many valuable and varied contributions, and will be greatly missed by all. So very sad..

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    I'm deeply sorry to hear about his passing i was just getting to know backassward he did help me a little bit and i liked his gir model well my thoughts go out to his family and my condolences to them rest in peace backassward you will be missed by everyone here at the svencoop community gone but never forgotten i dedicate these two song to backassward and his family rest in peace backassward.




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    Rest in peace Brent Holowka. This is must be hard for you Rose, i wish the best for you in future and that you be to happy to live life. Remember he will always be in your heart and you will always remember him.

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    Very sorry to hear He was a nice guy.

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    Wow, he wasn't posting "recently"? That's sucks really hard.
    Rest in peace.


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    So bad to hear that, active team member passed away so unexpectly in such a young age. He surely was really nice guy, He'll stay in our hearts forever, and in sven community. My sincere condolences to His family. Rest in peace Brent...

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    Sorry to hear :c

    Send my condolences, it must have been beyond terrible to lose someone so early like that! RIP

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    Quote Originally Posted by CryoKeen View Post
    kind of unbelievable that he is gone idk what to say in reality its quite a shock to know someone you had good times with is no longer with us
    I feel the very same. I will miss him for sure, he was a really nice guy. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

    I would like to give this advice to Rose. Save any voice clip or voicemail you have of Brent. They will mean a lot further down the line.

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    Terrible News, Brent was a nice person and will be sorely missed.

    To Rose, we have lost a long term helper, contributor, programmer and member of our community but can only guess as to how great a loss you are experiencing.

    Our Deepest Condolences and Thoughts to You at this time of sorrow.
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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    I didn't have a chance to know him, but my thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family. May he rest in peace.

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    that sad news, i have not had the opportunity to meet him in person, i saw it was good guy, resting in peace now
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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    and i didnt got any chance to play with him
    i remember his gir model i did, seemed a cool guy
    my condolences to the familly
    Hey there.

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    I'm sorry to hear about the loss. Never knew the man, but I'm sadden to know some one who worked on something I've enjoyed over the years has passed. My condolences to the family and friends.

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    My condolences, may he rest in peace.

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    Shocking, terrible loss. Rest in peace.
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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    I was deeply saddened by the news of BackAssward's passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    That is really sad to hear, sorry for your loss.

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    My condolences.

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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    It's always shocking news if someone dies at a young age like he did. I didn't know him very well but what I know is that he was a nice guy who always tried to help out the team members when he could and he also supported the svencoop project whenever possible.

    My sincerest condolences to his wife and family.
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    Re: SC developer Brent Holowka (BackAssward) has passed away

    This is truly sad news, my condolences.
    Oh noes!1!!

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