Ben "Bushing" Byer - 1980-2016

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Ben "Bushing" Byer - 1980-2016

Post by PokemonAcer » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:53 pm

Ben "bushing" Byer, a pioneer of Wii homebrew development, died on 9th February, 2016, aged 35, due to natural causes.
He is survived by his wife and family.
https://hackmii.com/ben
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Re: Ben "Bushing" Byer - 1980-2016

Post by emu_kidid » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:15 pm

RIP, he was a great guy. Helped me with the IDE-EXI PCB layout and personally delivered the Xilinx CPLD's to the fab on the way to some other business he had in China at the time.
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Re: Ben "Bushing" Byer - 1980-2016

Post by KirovAir » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:42 pm

Wow. This caught me off guard. He was on hell of a talent. Rest in piece.
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Re: Ben "Bushing" Byer - 1980-2016

Post by PokemonAcer » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:59 pm

I've been informed he died due to a heart attack.
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Re: Ben "Bushing" Byer - 1980-2016

Post by megalomaniac » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:20 am

...so young too, how sad
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