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greatauntoftriplets

(175,576 posts)
Sat Nov 18, 2017, 08:32 PM Nov 2017

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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Sad news. DUer Blue-Jay has died. (Original Post) greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 OP
So sad. blue cat Nov 2017 #1
... brucefan Nov 2017 #2
... skylucy Nov 2017 #3
Im so sorry. nolabear Nov 2017 #4
Sorry. Drahthaardogs Nov 2017 #5
Oh, no.....so sad. AJT Nov 2017 #6
Jason was a good guy and he will be missed. PeaceNikki Nov 2017 #7
You're welcome, PeaceNikki. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 #8
My condolences GAOT. aikoaiko Nov 2017 #9
Thanks very much. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 #10
Very sorry. Glorfindel Nov 2017 #11
So sorry to hear this. RIP Kaleva Nov 2017 #12
Oh, wow PeaceNikki Nov 2017 #28
... defacto7 Nov 2017 #13
Requiescat in pace shenmue Nov 2017 #14
ow Skittles Nov 2017 #15
Sad to hear. grantcart Nov 2017 #16
Sad news. So sorry mountain grammy Nov 2017 #17
So sorry to hear about his passing...... a kennedy Nov 2017 #18
So sorry to hear this. pat_k Nov 2017 #19
Life is fragile. sheshe2 Nov 2017 #20
. irisblue Nov 2017 #21
Deepest sympathy to family and friends malaise Nov 2017 #22
.. Permanut Nov 2017 #23
So sorry mcar Nov 2017 #24
So sad...thanks for this. Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #25
Rest in peace, friend. oasis Nov 2017 #26
So very sorry for Blue-Jay and family BoneyardDem Nov 2017 #27
Sad stuff. marble falls Nov 2017 #29
This is such terribly sad news. terrya Nov 2017 #30
Another old timer gone The empressof all Nov 2017 #31
I hate losing DU members. Solly Mack Nov 2017 #32
I am so very sorry to hear this. Thanks greatauntoftriplets for letting us know. hlthe2b Nov 2017 #33
. icymist Nov 2017 #34
Sad and sorry for his loss. democratisphere Nov 2017 #35
RIP Jason ornotna Nov 2017 #36
........ shraby Nov 2017 #37
RIP Blue-Jay DesertRat Nov 2017 #38
Sorry to hear this. brer cat Nov 2017 #39
Im sorry to hear this... arthritisR_US Nov 2017 #40
Peaceful passage sarge43 Nov 2017 #41
squirrel (BlueJay's famous giant squirrel) IcyPeas Nov 2017 #42
Oh yeah. That's the one. NT Ilsa Nov 2017 #43
Thanks for finding that! greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 #47
I am so sorry to hear this, PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2017 #44
... Snackshack Nov 2017 #45
My condolences to his family and his close friends. Ilsa Nov 2017 #46
Commie Pinko Dirtbag and his wife send condolences. PeaceNikki Nov 2017 #48
Aw damn. calimary Nov 2017 #49
Condolence. jrthin Nov 2017 #50
... RGinNJ Nov 2017 #51
All love and peace to his family and friends. VOX Nov 2017 #52
Condolences to his family and friends. n/t FSogol Nov 2017 #53
I'm so very sorry, greataunt Hekate Nov 2017 #54
I hope he and Dookus are laughing and hugging tonight PeaceNikki Nov 2017 #55
Me too. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 #66
May Blue-Jay rest in power MrScorpio Nov 2017 #56
RIP! burrowowl Nov 2017 #57
... montana_hazeleyes Nov 2017 #58
So sorry StarryNite Nov 2017 #59
Very sad. RIP Blue Jay. smirkymonkey Nov 2017 #60
.... Laffy Kat Nov 2017 #61
... spanone Nov 2017 #62
... lunamagica Nov 2017 #63
Thank you for letting us know. R.I.P. Blue-Jay FailureToCommunicate Nov 2017 #64
my condolences to his family and friends steve2470 Nov 2017 #65
rip JI7 Nov 2017 #67
So very, very sorry diva77 Nov 2017 #68
RIP Lunabell Nov 2017 #69
... Stinky The Clown Nov 2017 #70
Oh, man. Wow. That's tough. flvegan Nov 2017 #71
I'm so sorry to hear this. susanna Nov 2017 #72
Condolences and best wishes. raven mad Nov 2017 #73
. AwakeAtLast Nov 2017 #74
Sad seta1950 Nov 2017 #75
...... jdadd Nov 2017 #76
Sorry to hear it when a DUer passes. Ken Burch Nov 2017 #77
Sympathies to Blue-Jay's friends and family. lpbk2713 Nov 2017 #78
. lunatica Nov 2017 #79
Rest in peace, Jason. Granny M Nov 2017 #80
Rest in peace, Jason. SergeStorms Nov 2017 #81
Going to miss him. Lady Freedom Returns Nov 2017 #82
safe passage... Raster Nov 2017 #83
Damn! ProfessorGAC Nov 2017 #84
. SalmonChantedEvening Nov 2017 #85
.... Docreed2003 Nov 2017 #86
RIP Mike Nelson Nov 2017 #87
So sorry. Hope he had a good life. Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #88
So, so sorry. Still Blue in PDX Nov 2017 #89
He will be missed pandr32 Nov 2017 #90
Sorry for his passing Bettie Nov 2017 #91
Sorry to hear this, GAOT. TheBlackAdder Nov 2017 #92
I'm so sorry. sinkingfeeling Nov 2017 #93
So sad, I'm sorry ... CaptainTruth Nov 2017 #94
... demmiblue Nov 2017 #95
Oh, no. kcr Nov 2017 #96
His Squirrel! photo was a classic DU meme. denbot Nov 2017 #97
So sorry to hear this -- read many of his posts over the years!! Sigh. Sad news. anneboleyn Nov 2017 #98
RIP. Peace to his family. salin Nov 2017 #99
Here is Jason's obituary. greatauntoftriplets Nov 2017 #100
hes got a lot of folks wishing him Godspeed on his next journey.. samnsara Nov 2017 #101
So sorry to hear this! GreenPartyVoter Nov 2017 #102
Sad news indeed CountAllVotes Nov 2017 #103
... Eliot Rosewater Nov 2017 #104
So bummed to hear this... RIP Blue-Jay. InAbLuEsTaTe Nov 2017 #105
RIP... 2naSalit Nov 2017 #106
I'm sorry for your loss. :( EllieBC Nov 2017 #107
Kick... And a link to a fund established in his memory. PeaceNikki Dec 2017 #108

a kennedy

(29,266 posts)
18. So sorry to hear about his passing......
Sat Nov 18, 2017, 08:44 PM
Nov 2017

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.

terrya

(45,617 posts)
30. This is such terribly sad news.
Sat Nov 18, 2017, 08:59 PM
Nov 2017

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

hlthe2b

(101,309 posts)
33. I am so very sorry to hear this. Thanks greatauntoftriplets for letting us know.
Sat Nov 18, 2017, 09:06 PM
Nov 2017

May peace be with him and all his friends and family.

Ilsa

(61,633 posts)
46. My condolences to his family and his close friends.
Sat Nov 18, 2017, 09:28 PM
Nov 2017

I hope he was free of pain these last weeks and passed peacefully.

Thank you so much for keeping us informed.

calimary

(80,204 posts)
49. Aw damn.
Sat Nov 18, 2017, 09:44 PM
Nov 2017

So sorry to hear this. Another good DUer gone. Much love and solace to his family.

Thanks for letting us know, greataunt.

lpbk2713

(42,638 posts)
78. Sympathies to Blue-Jay's friends and family.
Sun Nov 19, 2017, 01:07 AM
Nov 2017



I like that sig line pic. I'm glad I got the chance to tell him so.

Lady Freedom Returns

(14,120 posts)
82. Going to miss him.
Sun Nov 19, 2017, 06:50 AM
Nov 2017

☁😞☁☁☁☁😞☁
☁💧☁☁☁☁💧☁
🌂🌂😞😞😞😞🌂🌂
🌂😞🌂🌂🌂🌂😞🌂
I feel so sad

ProfessorGAC

(63,845 posts)
84. Damn!
Sun Nov 19, 2017, 07:52 AM
Nov 2017

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!

EllieBC

(2,946 posts)
107. I'm sorry for your loss. :(
Fri Nov 24, 2017, 12:30 PM
Nov 2017

May he Rest In Peace and may his family and friends find comfort in each other.

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