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Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# Sad news. DUer Blue-Jay has died.

Jason hasn't been around DU lately because he had health problems after suffering a stroke. He had been a member of DU for many years and was noted for his sigline photo of Dubya with a giant squirrel.

He had recently had another stroke, went from the hospital to rehab and then home. We were Facebook friends and he had stopped posting there several weeks ago. Apparently, he had yet another stroke.

I don't have many details, but will post more when I get more information.

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#### blue cat

(2,414 posts)Thank you for the info.

#### brucefan

(1,549 posts)#### skylucy

(3,729 posts)#### nolabear

(41,837 posts)#### Drahthaardogs

(6,843 posts)God Bless

#### AJT

(5,240 posts)#### PeaceNikki

(27,985 posts)Thanks for posting this, GAOT.

#### greatauntoftriplets

(175,576 posts)I'm still in shock.

#### aikoaiko

(34,082 posts)Peace to you and everyone who knew and loved him.

#### greatauntoftriplets

(175,576 posts)He was a good guy.

#### Glorfindel

(9,693 posts)#### Kaleva

(36,039 posts)Here he is in a thread waaay back in 2005:

IN PRAISE OF BLUE-JAY

https://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x4198070

#### PeaceNikki

(27,985 posts)So many amazing friends in there.

Thanks.

#### defacto7

(13,485 posts)#### shenmue

(38,480 posts)#### Skittles

(152,861 posts)that hurts

#### grantcart

(53,061 posts)#### mountain grammy

(26,471 posts)#### a kennedy

(29,266 posts)So happy that he did enjoy us here at DU. Hope his family and friends remember his being one of the best humans they've known.

#### pat_k

(9,313 posts)#### sheshe2

(82,841 posts)I am so sorry to hear that Blue-Jay has passed.

#### irisblue

(32,765 posts)#### malaise

(266,838 posts)Thanks for letting us know

#### Permanut

(5,284 posts)#### mcar

(42,102 posts)Best to his friends and family.

#### Demsrule86

(68,026 posts)#### oasis

(49,045 posts)#### BoneyardDem

(1,202 posts)My sad but sincere condolences to all.

#### marble falls

(55,422 posts)#### terrya

(45,617 posts)I'm so, so sorry to hear about this.

I had the great pleasure of meeting Jason on here. He was smart, funny as hell and just a great guy.

I then met up in person at several DU meet-ups (he had to coax me to get to one of them, and I'm glad he did) and I liked him even more.

He was always friendly and encouraging to me when I would post on Facebook about my being down because of my depression.

The world is a sadder place now. One of the good ones has left us.

Take care, my friend.

And thanks for posting this lovely tribute, GAOT.

Terry

#### The empressof all

(29,098 posts)Thanks for letting us know. May he go into the light in peace

#### Solly Mack

(90,709 posts)RIP Blue-Jay.

#### hlthe2b

(101,309 posts)May peace be with him and all his friends and family.

#### icymist

(15,888 posts)#### democratisphere

(17,235 posts)#### ornotna

(10,711 posts)#### shraby

(21,946 posts)#### DesertRat

(27,995 posts)#### brer cat

(24,104 posts)Thanks for the post, greataunt.

#### arthritisR_US

(7,236 posts)#### sarge43

(28,928 posts)Condolences for his family.

#### IcyPeas

(21,592 posts)#### Ilsa

(61,633 posts)#### greatauntoftriplets

(175,576 posts)#### PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,598 posts)but thank you so very much for letting us know.

#### Snackshack

(2,535 posts)#### Ilsa

(61,633 posts)I hope he was free of pain these last weeks and passed peacefully.

Thank you so much for keeping us informed.

#### PeaceNikki

(27,985 posts)#### calimary

(80,204 posts)So sorry to hear this. Another good DUer gone. Much love and solace to his family.

Thanks for letting us know, greataunt.

#### jrthin

(4,805 posts)#### RGinNJ

(1,018 posts)#### VOX

(22,976 posts)#### FSogol

(45,265 posts)#### Hekate

(89,681 posts)#### PeaceNikki

(27,985 posts)#### greatauntoftriplets

(175,576 posts)#### MrScorpio

(73,604 posts)#### burrowowl

(17,563 posts)Thanks for the news. Hope you are ok, my condolences.

#### montana_hazeleyes

(3,424 posts)#### StarryNite

(9,244 posts)#### smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)My condolences to his family.

#### Laffy Kat

(16,309 posts)#### spanone

(135,444 posts)#### lunamagica

(9,967 posts)#### FailureToCommunicate

(13,921 posts)#### steve2470

(37,454 posts)very sorry to hear this.

RIP Jason

#### JI7

(89,099 posts)#### diva77

(7,562 posts)#### Lunabell

(5,734 posts)So sorry for the loss of a DU member.

#### Stinky The Clown

(67,500 posts)#### flvegan

(64,369 posts)Rest in peace, friend.

#### susanna

(5,231 posts)RIP, Blue-Jay.

#### raven mad

(4,940 posts)#### AwakeAtLast

(14,104 posts)#### seta1950

(932 posts)😢

#### jdadd

(1,311 posts)#### Ken Burch

(50,254 posts)n/t.

#### lpbk2713

(42,638 posts)I like that sig line pic. I'm glad I got the chance to tell him so.

#### lunatica

(53,410 posts)#### Granny M

(1,395 posts)Deepest sympathy to family and friends. Sad to lose a long time DUer.

#### SergeStorms

(18,601 posts)#### Lady Freedom Returns

(14,120 posts)☁😞☁☁☁☁😞☁

☁💧☁☁☁☁💧☁

🌂🌂😞😞😞😞🌂🌂

🌂😞🌂🌂🌂🌂😞🌂

I feel so sad

#### Raster

(20,996 posts)...

#### ProfessorGAC

(63,845 posts)He was younger than me!

Had him over the house once and had him bring his saxes to a charity gig!

Very nice guy, funny and a wonderful sax player!

This is a bummer!

#### SalmonChantedEvening

(31,941 posts)#### Docreed2003

(16,731 posts)Damn, that’s awful news.... he will be missed!

#### Mike Nelson

(9,818 posts)#### Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)#### Still Blue in PDX

(1,999 posts)#### pandr32

(11,354 posts)#### Bettie

(15,893 posts)peace to all of his family and friends.

#### TheBlackAdder

(27,933 posts)Thank you for sharing this with us.

#### sinkingfeeling

(51,017 posts)#### CaptainTruth

(6,534 posts)#### demmiblue

(36,666 posts)Condolences to his loved ones.

#### kcr

(15,283 posts)I'm so sad to hear this news. He will be missed.

#### denbot

(9,894 posts)R.I.P. Jason.

#### anneboleyn

(5,611 posts)#### salin

(48,954 posts)#### greatauntoftriplets

(175,576 posts)#### samnsara

(17,487 posts)#### GreenPartyVoter

(72,376 posts)#### CountAllVotes

(20,837 posts)So sad. He was only abt. 50 years old!

So many are passing at early ages.

RIP Blue-Jay!!

#### Eliot Rosewater

(31,060 posts)#### InAbLuEsTaTe

(24,096 posts)#### 2naSalit

(85,043 posts)...and thank you for letting us know.

#### EllieBC

(2,946 posts)May he Rest In Peace and may his family and friends find comfort in each other.