GuestZero's last post

I don't do this often, but this time, it is worth it.

It is with great sadness that I have to inform all of you that GuestZero won't be posting here anymore. It is not because of his behavior or language, but I have been told he passed away yesterday. GZ was someone I got to know online and offline, and he was a nice guy and is not as caustic as he appears online. He went out of his way to help the community, even been known to apprehend a robber or two making where ever he lived safer.

Even though he was not as caustic in person, he still believed in everything he posted online. Knowing the full picture of who he was, I always smiled the way he said things. It would be almost in the same way as a comedian would make a point in a sarcastic way; he would make points in his way. He loved the area and loved the schools and wanted to make them better. He did go above and beyond armchair quarterbacking and did things to make the community better in person.

He will be missed on this site and in real life. Thank you for everything you shared with us. :(

If you have a story about GZ either online or offline, feel free to share it.

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Thats a shame. Prayers go out to the family. What happened Chris, he just posted here on the 2nd.? How old of a gentleman was he?

Hope I didn't offend anyone!

Yes

Prayers with his family. I don't know exactly how old he is, but he was not that much older than myself, so I would put him around 50, maybe just below. I don't know all of the details, but it appears to be health related.

Even though I have been one of GZ's greatest critics I am saddened by his passing. May he rest in peace.

GZ

GZ's opinions were as unique as they were passionate. I enjoyed every interaction with him whether we were arguing for or against each other.

I appreciated most when we disagreed because you had to come ready to defend your position. For that he made me a smarter man and I am grateful.

Tonight I will do a shot in your honor. Prost!

MikeyA

GZ

I only met GZ once in real life, but I had many interesting interactions with him online. Part of his charm (admittedly GZ was an acquired taste) was his his passionate embrace of his positions and philosophy. He was well read and deeply committed to improving his neighborhood, a trait I highly respect.

I am saddened by this.

I'm very sorry to learn of GZ's passing. I met him several times, and found him to be a true dichotomy, as noted by Upso. GZ was a generous and caring individual, and lived his political beliefs. For instance, I know that he paid cash for his home, and that he worked to make his neighborhood a better place. Although he wasn't wealthy, he'd cheerfully help those people who were down and out. GZ was one of those men you could call at 3:00 AM when you needed someone to pick you up at the correctional facility because you'd done something incredibly dumb and were now out on your own recognizance.

I used to argue with him occasionally, but I rarely disagreed with him. While his posts could be taken as racist, GZ was not prejudice nor was he a racist. He was much more affable in person than he was online, but his beliefs didn't change.

I'm given to understand that his health wasn't all that good, although you'd never know it to look at him. He had blood clots in his legs and his lungs. I also have been told that he passed away quite suddenly from a heart attack.

As far as I know, and that's a short walk, GZ had no family. A close friend may be arranging a memorial service, which I think would be nice.

I'll miss him.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

He will be missed!

GZ and I disagreed about almost every major issue. I knew him only by this website. I am shocked because he intimated that he was quite young, and I have admitted that I am quite old (68 actually).
My sincere condolences to his friends and whatever family he may have had. GZ made me think. He made me do research. I am a better person for his challenges to me. I will truly miss him.

BTW -- I only saw this today. I have been away visiting friends since last week.

Truth be told, Guestzero was one of my favorites on this site. I loved sparring with him. He pissed me off; we never agreed on a thing, but I always looked forward to his response. He kept me on my toes and made me think. I enjoyed the uninhibited nature of his posts. I will miss him. Rest in peace GZ.

GZ

GZ's friend that is handling his affairs is having a get together to remember GZ.
THE LAMB CENTER SIDECUT PARK
1025 W. RIVER RD.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016
11:00am to 4:00pm
His obit is supposed to be in the paper tomorrow.
Obit in today's paper

I never knew his real name before. I, (like Chris), use my own name here, but I respect those who use pseudonyms enough not to investigate to find out their real identities.
I genuinely miss GZ's comments, even when they were directly aimed at me. He did make me a better person by getting me to investigate my own position in society, and my positions on various issues. Nobody did it better than did he!

SherryET

RIP GZ

Pink Slip

at: http://madjackshack.blogspot.com/2016/03/rip-guestzero.html

I could not stay long but was happy I stopped by.

Was so glad you stopped. It was a very nice turnout.
Those who really didn't know GZ missed out on a great friend.

for people who really knew GZ. I have already expressed the fact that I really do miss the guy!

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