For those who don’t know, Justin Carmical aka JewWario on Youtube died on the 23rd of January by suicide as confirmed by his wife on Facebook. He had quite a following on Youtube and was known for his “you can play this” series. He is also noted as one of the first active gamers on Youtube back in 2006 when the site started to take off.
Since his death, a large number of people have expressed their sympathies and sorrows on Youtube in memory of Carmical, as well as forums and sites all around the net. A fundraiser has been started to pay for funeral expenses, and donating the excess to his wife Jennifer and their daughter.
I was on the fence about writing this article. I didn’t know him personally and I didn’t watch him on Youtube. But I thought maybe if I brought attention to his videos and how many people he made happy, then I’d be making a positive difference. I heard about the news because several friends brought it to my attention and were deeply affected by his passing. It makes me sad when anyone feels like the only way out is to purposely end their lives.
As always if you know someone who struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts or you yourself are dealing with similar issues, we at Lazygamer urge you to find help or confide in someone who can get you help. My condolences to his wife, family and friends who are dealing with these awful circumstances. I hope fans of Carmical appreciate this article as a tribute to him.
Lazygamer's Australian correspondent reporting! My name is Stephen Snook and I am 21 years of age. I will be writing for Lazygamer while they poke fun at me for not only being the new guy, but also Australian. Please be kind, I'm awful fragile. I also play games on the internet: www.youtube.com/user/myth1221