Brony artist takes his own life - Rest in Peace James Tempest by


Ladies and gentlemen, it is with heavy hearts that we must be the bearer of bad news. We have just received word that the beloved brony artist known as James Tempest, took his own life on March 4th after a 2 year long battle with depression. His boyfriend Lucid has made the confirmation on his blog here:

We will be updating this post with more information shortly.



James Andres turns 18 years old in 2015, and according to his blog was a Columbian living in Quebec, Canada.


Over the last few days and weeks, the artist had made several posts alluding to his current state, and attempts were made by his followers to communicate with him, to no avail. 


James made many pieces of art on his blog for quite some time, which were enjoyed regularly by his over 2100 followers on tumblr. 



The below video is the last video he personally posted on his account.


thank you vid for my tumblr by dm_505d143a02fea

Here's a post from his steam group
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/jamestempest/discussions/0/617329920700166487/






Comments (72)

  1. Impossible. It's not even February.

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  2. literally who

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    1. Not even remotely the right time for that kinda shit so save it.

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    2. Doesn't matter who, asshole. When something tragic like this happens, you give your condolences, or keep your trap shut. Even the most opinionated and rude individuals know this.

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    3. >all this whiteknighting

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    4. To soon man

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    5. I would have cared if I've seen and liked his art before.

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    6. This just proves what we knew that people looking for attention in this fandom have mental issues.
      I didn't know this artist, his work looks shit frankly and whats more his family is probably ashamed of his corwardice. He probably thought he could be an hero well maybe if he was once good but right now there aren't any recognisable good artists so their suicides would be truly fruitless. Also anyone gloryfying this kid is under& b8 and should go back to ponychan.

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    7. Yeah, this shit hardly seems related to /mlp/, either one I mean, halfchan or fullchan. It's just a generic depressed kid whom without ponies would be your average wizard. This is hardly Morones we're talking about here. And also there's the argument one may posture that drawing attention to a non-notable in such away works against their best interests. Perhaps they would rather have kept this within their circle of friends? I don't know why but it feels like intruding on a funeral to have more than a blurb unless it was a big fandom personality.

      Also in other news, Octabooru has finally made its triumphant return in time for the new season, and has recognised 8chan's /mlp/ as its official hub, due to its brilliant lack of scruffening and pro-Hora/Milky modfags. The owner and resident drawfag is a ponkfag however, so the board theme is expectedly sickening.

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    8. SHUT UP, SHUT THE FUCK UP...YOU DIDN'T KNOW HIM. HOW FUCKING DARE YOU. HE WAS A REALLY CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE AND READING THAT MAKES ME SICK. DON'T YOU DARE TALK ABOUT MY FRIEND LIKE THAT! I LOVE HIM AND SUPPORTED HIM THROUGH SOME REALLY HARD TIMES, I WOULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING TO MAKE HIM SMILE, AND HEARING PEOPE LIKE YOU BE SO HEARTLESS MAKES ME SO FUCKING SICK.

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    9. Cry more faggot.

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    10. Some brave assholes under the name of anonymous and unrespectful motherfuckers talking shit about a dead person, a lot of critics I hope they are not successful in life cause they dont even know how to respect the dead, they will die or lost important people for them and then those faggots will cry and I wish someone tell them, "stop crying for that useless person faggot I dont care who that was for you, you are annoying". I didnt know this artist but all life is valuable, I feel sorry for him, his partner, and family and friends, my condolences, I have not appreciated his art, but Im gonna do it, and If I like it or not I will reserve my opinion for myself because maybe I have the advantage that nobody is fucking my ass if I dont give my opinion as I see others surely are threatened with this to wrote somo shitty opinions, because they have to, the MUST,..... stupids, if you dont have something positive to say, dont say anything, this is more than obvious in the case of a deceased person

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    11. My deepest condolences to his family and his partner. Depression is hard for anyone who goes through it, and i myself am a depressed person. And to those who are commenting negatively towards him please leave this commenting section.

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  3. It's always sad to see someone so talented and bright take their own life at such a young age. James was such a lovable, fantastic individual, and it's sad to see him go like this. I certainly hope he's found peace.

    (Not to be nitpicking, but I think it's worth noting that Lucid is/was his boyfriend.)

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  4. Fucking hell, he's only 18. RIP man.

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    1. He WAS only 18.

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    2. Was he 18? or only 17? If his birthday this year wasn't past, he'd only be 17.

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    3. fucking underage cancer

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    4. has nothing to do with cancer, I know cyberbullying has killed James. Cyberbullying has made series of spam against James. now he is dead because of absurd bullying.

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  5. A cunt and a coward. Maybe we should stop glorifying these fuckers that take the easy way out? I mean, some were terminally ill (my hat is off to them), but this is just plain bullshit. Do you people realize what what these fuckers do to their family and closed ones? Imagine you were raising a child and that cunt just went and offed himself out the blue? I mean, just imagine your thoughts, the guilt? What about their stinking rotting carcass? Who has to take care of it? Cemetery space and funerals cost serious money, you know. Who are you doing a favor with your suicide? No one! You are just taking an easy way out because you are a fucking cunt and a coward that is just too much of a bitch top pick his ass of the fucking couch and do something about your life - that you are so unhappy about. Your life is your fucking job - no one else's. No one has to wipe your ass for you. You are not the only one going through shit in your life. Many considered suicide. But what's the point? You are going to die anyways. Might at least try for something.

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    1. Aren't you just a ray of fucking sunshine?

      Don't be a cunt.

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    2. Clinical Depression =/= cowardice you assbag
      And this article isn't "glorifying" anything, it's alerting people to the fact that a man has passed and what the circumstances are.

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    3. Depression is an illness. No, this isn't a good way to deal with it, but it's a way to that makes sense to someone whose brain has a certain chemical imbalance. The saddest part is, depression episodes always end. And the epidemiology of suicide attempts is that they almost always happen right before the person would've simply gotten better. So sad.

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    4. I don't know. I support peoples' right to suicide. If they don't want to live anymore, that should be their choice. The only bad thing is when you attempt it and fail. You can't tell anyone or they'll think your crazy and make your life even worse

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    5. "A cunt and a coward" says the internet tough guy who refuses to give his name and spreads shit and bile from the safety of his own home.

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    6. >Don't be a cunt.
      >etc.
      Not him, but don't be so harsh on the guy. A lot of people have to He-Man their way through hard times to avoid falling into the same pit as OP.

      Do whatever buys you time. It may not get better but it gets more amusing.

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    7. Yeah, yeah, yeah. "Have some sympathy for the guy!" He didn't have any sympathy for his family, his boyfriend and his friends. Why should I? There are people in Africa starving to death riddled with all kinds of diseases - every move for them is a struggle, but they still try to make it. Fuck it! He had issues more serious than this. There is war in Middle East and Ukraine - people don't know if they going to make it through the day. At any time a stray shell can end their life or their child's. They've got no way out of this hell. And yet they still pull through. But, fuck it! He had it tougher then them. Somewhere in Asia hundreds of rape victim are blamed and shamed for being raped. Yet they keep moving through their lives carrying that massive weight. Nope! That is not an issue, apparently. Even everyday person all around the globe tries to earn enough money so they can keep their home, feed their kids. What if you get laid off? What if you have an accident? How are you going to pay your bills, take care of your family? That's bullish! Look at this guy - now he had real issues to worry about! Ten years ago I would've felt sympathetic, but back then I was yet to loose a friend and a family member to suicide - for what I now can describe as "trivial" reasons. They just couldn't cope with the consequences of what they've done or the lifestyle they've chosen. They never tried. They just threw it all away. You can be sympathetic all you want, but these people don't care. They never did. For them their lives, their family, their friends, you - they were all garbage. All that ever mattered to them was themselves and their "issues". So please, stop making these people into martyrs, because the real people who suffer as a consequence of their suicides are their loved ones. Let's stop giving idiots wrong ideas.

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    8. Hey, dude, I'm with you - suicide is a fundamentally selfish thing to do, and you should be free to point that out, particularly if you've been hurt by it before.

      But don't trivialise depression, or the sort of life problems that can drive a person to do this. Just because someone somewhere else has it worse by comparison does not mean that you have the right to write off anyone else's legitimate problems. That's exactly the kind of bullshit reasoning that Tumblr uses to say that only [insert minority here] can be victims of [insert literally anything bad here]. If someone is suicidally depressed, then it doesn't matter if they're not starving or living in a warzone, that's still a shit life to live, and it's still a tragedy that they ultimately succumbed to it.

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    9. So what you're saying is that we can't care for him, and everyone must follow you?

      Why not look in the mirror and call yourself a cunt instead eh?

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    10. Okay. Guess I'm taking time out of my life to take apart some ass-clown's comment because suicide and depression is a very near and dear thing to this icy little statue I call a heart. Now sit down while I drill some motherfucking knowledge into your head.

      I have no idea what was going on in James Tempest's life that pushed them over the edge, so I will speak from personal experience because I've been on both sides of the fence. The people who tend to be the most likely to commit suicide is not Steve, the guy who sits alone at lunch, eating a sad-looking sandwich. It's Beth, the fun girl who loves her friends, the one who always the seems the happiest, like nothing could ever get them down, and life is one big game or a joke to them.
      No, most likely, Beth is wearing a mask with a smiley face drawn on it because she's convinced herself that her friends don't wanna hear about her problems and society has taught her that there are people who have it worse so she has no right to feel sad (ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY NO ONE'S PAIN SHOULD BE INVALIDATED BECAUSE SOMEONE ELSE HAS IT WORSE, THIS IS NOT A FUCKING CONTEST). She wears the long sleeves to hide the scars from the knife she pulls out from the kitchen cupboard every night when her parents go to sleep, she's not even entirely sure why she does this, only that it's like a whisper in her ear tells her to do it, and she obeys because it gives her a false feeling of relief. The pain outside, matches the pain inside. Beth is torn because she wants to cry out for her, yet she doesn't want the world to see her, because she feels they'll never understand what she's going through. She'll be locked away, called crazy, forced to take pills that she fears will change who she is, she'll have to live with that stigma for the rest of her life, all because she just wants someone to hold her and convince her that she doesn't have to go through it all alone. So she hides herself, puts the knife back in the cupboard, and goes to bed, ignoring the little voice in her ear that tells her: "You should just do it. No one cares." And though she knows that to be false, she worries about the day when the little voice that whispers dark things in her ears finally wins. She goes through life with that smiling mask, no one knows a thing, maybe she's confessed that sometimes she feels sad to a close friend, but she's terrified of what they'll think if she told them the whole truth, because society has instilled the idea that Beth's problems are too minor to worry about. If her problems are so minor that they're a non-issue, why does Beth cry when she's alone? Why can't she just be happy like she wants to be? Because, through no control of her own, the chemicals being pumped in her brain fill her head with memories she'd rather not remember. Emotions and feelings that she buries by looking herself in the mirror everyday and telling herself: "I'm fine, everything is just fine," while she forces a smile so no one will know how much she hurt she carries around.

      It's not that they don't care about their loved ones, they just finally broke. Sometimes it's a big event, other times it's a thousand little cuts spread out over the course of years.

      Ya know what, look around at the friends you keep, no, not just you, the asshat that I've typed this long post to. I mean anyone who's reading this post. I want you to go up to the friends you supposedly care about, I want you to go up to them and hug them. I don't care if it's weird or not, be they men or women, you go up and hug them. Tell them: "You matter to me." Even if they don't believe you, they will remember your actions, and that could get through another day. Friendship is a two way street. It's not all fun and games, sometimes you have to be there for the heavy stuff.

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    11. I understand how you feel: some faggot on the internet got the nerve to shit on Mr. Tempest legacy - the kindest of souls. My point of view is as follows: if absolutely nicest good guy you know fucks a child, is he still a good guy or a fucking child rapist? I understand that Mr. Tempest was an absolutely respectable human being and a good member of our society, but in the end he himself committed this heinous act - causing tremendous suffering to all who truly loved him. No one pushed him to it - the responsibility is solely his own. Mind you that Mr. Tempest was an adult, not a child. It was his responsibility to take care of himself - if he had a condition he should've taken his medication. There is no excuse for his actions.
      I know I should've shut my trap long ago, but my OCD drives to set the record straight: I want you to know that I am not on some kind of vendetta against James Tempest or his family. The only thing I am trying to achieve here is to get through to people still living who might be considering this "option". Your suicide will be the only remaining legacy of you - nothing else before will ever matter. You forever will be remembered as a coward who just completely shat all over the feelings of people who loved you and cared for you. And for what? Your depression will eventually pass and you will see - that it was all in your head.
      And to the Anon 1242: You sorry excuse for a literature school dropout, are you seriously implying that it was his boyfriend's fault, because he didn't hug him enough?

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  6. James's Tumblr just got taken down.

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    1. Why would you take the tumblr down instead of leaving it as a memorial? More to the point WHO would have access to take it down?
      Or was this just asshole SJWs report-spamming the kid's tumblr because lel bronies?

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  7. 18. Damn. Everyone stares into the abyss now and then. Be good to each other guys, and dont stare into it too long.

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  8. As much as I hate to ask, has it been confirmed the suicide you all posted is legit? As bitter as it sounds, I'd rather it be a suicide than for your site to get bitten by the furry trend of psueudocide.

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    1. ...There is a furry trend of pseudocide?

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    2. HAHAhA oh boy you kidder, it's been happening for DECADES. The most recent one I'm aware of is renamonprincess, who was spotted irl at a foreign furcon by one of her friends, photographed, and later he figured out her alt account's name, but he didn't want to divulge it because 'she must have had her reasons.' There was such an outpouring of support that even mods were crying in the shoutbox as they marked her 'deceased.' (Ironically, a year later she really would die, another of her friends recognised her in a batch of r/cutedeadgirls spam during a raid on FA. She was killed by a cartel while visiting family in central america, suspected victim of mistaken identity.)

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  9. rip in peace
    he didn't even survive the hiatus.

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  10. Some faggot on the internet died.

    lol

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  11. Possibly fake?

    http://havenforgerising.tumblr.com/post/113030052171/about-james-tempest

    Speculation.

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  12. Rest in Peace

    always sad to hear about shit like this

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  13. Every time another Brony and/or Horsefucker dies, or commits suicide, my heart grows heavier.
    Even if we are not the types to love bronies, and the type to make fun of them, they give us great content and make this world a brighter place.

    Rest in peace James. I don't know where we go after death, but hopefully you are happier where you are now.
    Goodbye, young stallion.

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  14. I've seen his art around before, it's too bad he chose to kill himself. RIP buddy!

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  16. Most terrible. May he find peace in some way.

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  17. Everytime I something like this happens I play this for them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5HZLvg_K2w
    Sounds corny as fuck but meh

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  18. His fursona died, not him. BRB next week as James Storm or James Hurricane.

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  19. Remember when horse news wasn't just bullshit posts about shit nobody cares about with absolutely no verification at all

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    1. You mean in the beginning where the majority of posts were 100% fabricated?
      Dumb bastard, HN doesn't care if something is true or not

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    2. Remember when you had a blog that was important?

      I dont.

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    3. Bad news, Jim. Last time I checked Horse News was not an "important" blog. Don't let it go to your head.

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  20. Suicide is for cowards, and the fact that you put an article for a literal who makes me realize you guys have nothing better to post

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    1. I'd like to see you experience depression, asshat.

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    2. Not even 18. Depression? You believe there are people being afflicted with PTSD, triggered by reading comments on social media is real too right?

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  21. Dis gonna be a riot if dis shit be fake! Best fucking shaft of my life! Top troll.

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  22. Maybe its just me but if my boyfriend /girlfriend killed theirself I wouldn't make a video about it with art comming up and putting music in it. And then apologize for not talking loud enough ABOUT my dead bf/gf. Thats not something that comes to mind as how to handle it. Also....why can't I find ANYTHING else on this Besides the video and HN...

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  23. It's a terrible thing, to only known of you under these circumstances. I'm sorry things didn't work out. May you find peace wherever your path takes you.

    Love, tegafinop


    I'll see you in Equestria

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  24. So much hate from people...

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    1. It´s only a little boring to see someone sharing EVERY deppresing moment of their life making incomfortable to everyone because even they are no near of commiting suicide, they say that they will do it. In my opinion, keep that things to someone that is really caring of how you feel. Instead of hiding to them , but publishing it in your blog

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  25. Interesting... When depression wins and gets rid of you, without you to torment, what does depression do then?

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  26. cynical pieces of shit, a great artist died and you can't even pretend to care

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    1. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=504511008

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  27. Sorry for my english, i´m french.
    I´m really sorry for the death of a person, but seriously, it´s not something new, that a brony kill him/herself, because for many of them is like "Oh i´m feeling something, let´s publish it" I mean, look, even his boyfriend made a video of how he feels, and only uses pony faces instead of his face OR the face of his lover. So in my opinion, they make what they think need to do, to everyone see his/her feelings instead of doing something by themselves.
    Sorry, really RIP, but seriously, they are making suicide SO common that a lot of people are losing the real value of life. Like the people that want to kill themself or people who laugh at the poeple who decided to lose their life.

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    1. Learn English, thank you.

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  28. Is there anyway to contact Lucid? I would like to talk to him and see how he is holding up.

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  29. good that this happened. i really don´t see a reason, that brony should be alive.
    there is too many bronys already, if 1,000,000 bronys died suddenly. i would be happy.

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  30. Every time a furry,homosexual or horsefucker dies, a child is cured of cancer. With this motherfucker's death, he cured 3 kids! Keep dying bronies, your lives are meaningless!;)
    Clop in hell faggot

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  31. Thats one less freak to worry about. god is happy

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  32. One has died of cancer, two has became an hero and one has turned into a veggie. More to go, guys!

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  33. A faggot has died. May his soul being buttraped by Satan in hell. FYI all homos go to hell. Cry more homophiles.

    P/S : I'm a homophobe and proud of it.

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  34. I'll play a song on the wrold's smallest violin
    Ripperino faggot

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