It is with a very heavy heart that I say, the one and only Jamie Duffy (Acumen Nation and DJ? Acucrack) killed himself. Details are still a bit sketchy, but it has been confirmed. I cannot stress to all of you what an amazing person Jamie was and how great his talent always WILL be! I cannot really say more as even I am so shocked I am left speechless. Our thoughts and prayers are with him friends and family. There will never be another like him. Jamie I hope you found the peace that you were searching for.
Statement from Jason Novak:
"I think it is important before people that loved him and cared about him and were on the receiving end of his talents start to hear things or see things, that it be clear that Jamie chose this end. I remember when our friend Critter passed a few months ago that there was so much concern about how exactly it happened, so with that in mind, and because there is evidence out there, I want to share that fact. People who knew him well knew that he struggled with depression deeply, and there were many people who loved him enough to try to make a difference, but in the end, like I said, he decided it was time to go. There had been scares in the past, and he would tell everyone "I'm good, I'm OK..." but this time I have to believe he was just tired of the fight........... On another note, next month there will be a benefit show with the bands he worked with to help raise money for his arrangements, as well as a couple more intimate celebrations of his life in the coming days. Will keep everyone informed. And while I want to thank everyone for your heartfelt wishes and condolences, I would like to transfer those to Angelena Pocalypse and Dann Szymczak, two of his closest friends that did their best over the past few years to keep Jamie's head up and spirits high. I want to lovingly transfer most of these best wishes to them. Jamie trusted them the most when it came to his darkest moments, and I know they are hurting just as deeply. My sincere thanks and love to you both for being there for him through everything."
I was in that dark place myself, so I know how tough it can be.
It's a real shame, but hopefully he's found peace. No one could replace him, no matter how hard they'll try. I send my blessings to his friends, family and fellow fans. Damn, will he be fucking missed.
Memorise it: Those with depression do not need help or Hospitals and anything that involves taking or forcing medication. They just need the support, their not retarded or psychopathic, and do not let these mainstream kids thinking depression is for getting laid (IE: retarded emos) take this and make it a good thing. Its horrible, Its as if one being alone mentally and lost even when arms are around them, they do not feel. However it is a start to stay by their side.
Let not the lies of this life convince one that it is a disorder. Its bullshit for the rich to give cuts to half-wit psychologists' to turn in non-ill persons to a Hospital for dumb downing treatments.
You're very welcome; I send my regards to the members of his family and those who were by his side. Let them know the next person they see with the same suffering, to stay by their side as well. Its not something to doubt etc.
i've known people who have had depression and sought help and medication and who have made full recoveries. i also have known people who didn't get help and killed themselves. a lot of times its a chemical imbalance in the brain. as real clinical "major depression" is. and treatment is needed. it's ignorant to say that no one needs treatment ever etc. sometimes support is enough. sometimes it's not. we gave all the support in the world to my loved one with major depression and it if wasn't for seeing a doctor and getting help, this person would dead right now. i know for a fact. depression is a real disorder that is treatable and many times needs treatment.
it's the reason things like TWLOHA exist. which i'm a huge supporter of. and anyone who is depressed should seek help if support from their loved ones isn't enough, if they can't pull through it on their own.
I didn't know of him but I know how hard it is to deal with.
My friend killed himself September of last year, 9 days after his birthday. He was always smiling, and he never talked about his problems, so you never knew anything was wrong. It came as a big shock to everyone.. I still can't believe it. I didn't even get to attend the funeral, because my mom wouldn't give me a ride out of town. The city his funeral was held in, is very big. I don't even know where he was laid to rest, so it's not like I can go visit his grave. I'm sorry for your loss Deathwish :/
I remember meeting him when we booked him at the nightclub i was working at in toronto. he was a pretty down to earth guy. its very sad news. my thoughts and respect goes out to his family and friends. i am very sorry for your loss.