Sunday, November 16, 2014

Our Dear Friend Avacar Bluestar Passed Away on Friday. He Will Be Very Much Missed By Many People.


Avacar Bluestar, who was one of Benja and my closest friends, passed away on Friday from a heart ailment. I miss him dearly.

Ricogenu, Avacar's partner in Second Life, who is also our dear friend, broke the news to me late Saturday night. I really feel bad for Rico (Ricogenu) right now and wish him my very deepest sympathies because Rico will miss Avacar the most.

Avacar and Rico in 2013


Avacar was a leader on the LGBT scene in Second Life. Besides founding and building the Gay Fun World Sims with Rico, he always gave his time helping LGBT organizations, and giving a huge amount of his time -- and funds --  in making sure that LGBT people in Second Life could call this a second home, and develop here as individuals.

Self Portrait by Avacar

There are only a very small number of people in Second Life who were as loved, and appreciated as Avacar. He was a natural leader, and had a huge amount of personal charisma that everyone who knew him appreciated.

Avacar was more than a Second Life friend.  He was one of my closest friends period. I met Avacar about 5 years ago in Second Life-- and stayed in close contact with him since. Avacar was always there for me, giving me advice and encouragement when I needed it. He always cared about other people, and was there for newbies if they needed a helping hand.


Avacar, Ryce, and Rico at Gay Archipelago Summerfest this July. 

Due to some issues, I have not been as active inworld in Second Life over the past few months. I did manage to see Avacar and Rico every other week recently at a club event -- but now am kicking myself that I did not spend more time with Avacar and Rico this autumn. In hindsight, you wish you can redo things -- but what has passed has passed.

I will keep you posted on any events for Avacar coming up.

And for now, my thoughts are with Rico and Avacar's family -- and for anyone else who misses Avacar.


Eddi, Ryce,and Benja

Update:  You can find my eulogy the I delivered at Avacar's memorial service here:
http://eddihaskell.blogspot.com/2014/11/my-comments-at-avacar-bluestars.html





6 comments:

  1. We will miss him so much
    RIP dear Avacar

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  2. This comes as a big shock. Second life has lost a great friend. He was always so friendly with me. The first time I met him he gave me a Pride Tattoo. My thoughts also are with Rico and Avacar's family.

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  3. I have always looked to both Avacar n Rico with the greatest respect. They ushered this poor little noob onto SL with love, care n tons of fun. My fairygodfather will always be in my heart. We have lost one of the best.

    Patrick anderson

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  4. This was left by Torro Spyker over on Ryce's blog which ran the same post: Torro SpykerNovember 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM
    Very sad news Ryce, thank you for sharing it with us. My thoughts are with Ricogenu, Eddi, yourself, and all Avacars friends.
    Torro.

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  5. My heart is saddened by the loss of my brother and best friend, Avacar Bluestar. The man took me under his wing when no one else would. I remember a time where I looked up to him like he was on a pedestal and realized that he could be the best friend that I could have. My heart goes out to Ricogenu, who I also recognize as much of a brother as Avacar and know that I love him and will always be here for him no matter what. Avacar, Ricogenu, and Joe Lycomedes~ I love you always and forever.

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  6. My heart ache's over Avacar's passing. I met him in 2009 and we have been friends since.Rico as well as Avacars family are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time

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