Dewknight, aka Russell Petrick, the founder of Dewcraft died early Thanksgiving morning, November 27 2014 after a 2 year battle with cancer. He died in his sleep. The last time he was conscious he was lucid and joking with his friends.
Me and my brother Microweasel were both at his home with his parents when they came to take his corpse. According to Micro, Dew looked like a zombie in his bed.
He was my best friend, an awesome dude with killer ideas, and a person who got crap done. I don't know if any of you ever met him, but I know a lot of you got to know him over the years. For anyone interested, I've put together an Imgur album with all the pictures I have of him. I'll update it as I get new pictures.
He never made it to space, but he had seen and done enough awesome stuff that he was content with his life. He loved the Lord and continued to give his time to his church even when the chemo sapped most of his energy.
It's never too soon for dark jokes, he'd like it that way.