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  • It saddens me to bring such sad news, but he was found dead in his barn yesterday morning, The autopsy showed heart failure. By Blanks request there will be no funeral or services performed on his behalf. I want to thank you for the kindness you have shown my brother in the time that you have known him. I am sorry that this email sounds so direct but I have never been very good at this sort of thing. He asked that a poem that he had written a few years ago be sent out to his friends and family in the event of his death. Breaking Free Author: Blank Savage Release my mind; release my soul, from the oceans undertow. Across the vast blue waves of hope, into the land of paradise I go. At birth I was given a task, to fulfill before my time had lapsed. I completed more then I thought I could, my time was well spent and understood. Don't cry for me, not a single tear; embrace your life with laughter and cheer. Forget the bad, and remember the good, I done the very best I could. Don't look at me with pity and shame, and ask the others to do the same. Life goes on until it is done, enjoy the party and have some fun. One more thing before I go, words of wisdom you need to know. Every stage is like a chapter within our lives. Full of greatness, and full of strife. If we do the best we can, respect each woman, child and man, believe in something and take a stand, and know nothing can start if it has no end
  • That's very sad. Although I didn't know him well, he seemed a decent person who made friends easily and did his best to contribute here on Answerbag. Best wishes to his friends and family.
  • Gina, I am so sorry that you and his brother are going through this! What a miserable thing it is when a loved one dies, especially if it is unexpected. Please know that lots of us ABers will be thinking of you, and some of us will say a prayer for you to find your way through the pain and out into happiness.
  • My condolences. I guess in a group as large as Answerbag, we should not be surprised that this happens from time to time. May his friends and family find solace.
  • God, I am so sorry. He was one of my favorites on my friends list. i feel sick to my stomach. Such a good hearted man and I so respected him. My love goes out to his family.
  • I really admired Blank for his honesty and forthright answers. He was always a good sport and had a winning smile (or smile face). I am sad to hear this news and to think his contributions to AB - more importantly, life - will cease to be. I will miss him. Thoughts of condolences to the family and you Gina.
  • I am devastated and heartbroken. I got the same email and I am sitting at work and crying more than when my last cat died in June. Can you believe I would become so fond of someone I never met. The last email he sent me was a photo of his pride and joy Emily. I would have died of a broken heart if I lost her.
  • It goes to show that even when you don't actually know a person, the loss can still be felt. He was a welcomed contributor on this site, always positive, polite and thoughtful. I have to imagine he carried himself the same way in every day life. My deepest condolences and best wishes for his soul's journey. I'm sure he will be missed.
  • Thank you Gina, for letting us know. And, I'm so sorry for your loss. So many times people disappear from our everyday doings, and we have no way of knowing why. Even tho' we never want to here of something like this, we appreciate that you let us know. I always had good interaction with him, and he will be missed!
  • Wow. This is shocking. I checked out his profile the other day. What a wonderful, caring and thoughtful person. He went through a lot, but did not choose bitterness. He decided to grow as a person. To his relatives and his friends here in the bag, we can look forward to seeing him again in the resurrection. “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”—John 5:28, 29.
  • Blank.. I won't forget. (((((((((( luv'n'hugs ))))))))))
  • Oh Gina I am so sorry! He and I had the best talks and laughed alot. I can not tell you what my heart is feeling right now. He was so much fun and a gentleman and will be so missed by me also....he had the best time telling me how he was going to surprise his niece and how he wanted to do it and what presents he bought her to fake her out. Gina again I am so sorry for you during this most difficult time.
  • This is so sad. I just felt that I was getting to know him. His contributions to this site certainly showed him to be a decent and caring human being. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
  • My condolences as well. I am just stunned...
  • I am honestly shocked - he was one of the favorites on my friends list. He always took time out to say thank you, and though I never got to know him personally, I wish I had. I loved his questions and answers, and will genuinely miss them. My condolences to those who did know him on a more personal level, and to his family.
  • You have my sincerest condolences. From what I knew of him on AB, he was a kind person. My thoughts are with you and his family.
  • We share your shock and sadness, Gina. What a beautiful poem and summary of his life he left behind.
  • I just became aware of him a couple days ago, and it has affected me more than it logiclly should, I have been dealing with death differently these past few months, today has been an odd day for me, and I was just going to call it a day / night (I've spent about half of my sleep cycle on here now). I'm glad to see someone who was a good influence to so many people. I liked reading his piece. (did he write other stuff?) I hope we can do a little of what he wished; sorry the no tears is not gonna happen, but there is more to it than that. it seems ironic that someone who's "short name" was "Blank" left a lot more than blank space with us. before I cry too. Good bye
  • That is quite unfortunate. I was just getting to know him.
  • My condolences go out to all. R.I.P.
  • So very sorry to hear that. You know in an odd kind of way we are like a big community of friends on here. We will miss our friend.
  • I'm sorry to hear this sad news...I hope that good memories of kindness, love, sharing and laughter will heal the pain of loss for family and close friends...and that the special considerations and kind offerings here will serve as a fond reminder for those who met and grew to care and enjoy knowing him here and elsewhere. Cheers Mate..... Sing with the Angels...fly with the stars!
  • How very sad. Life is so precious and shockingly brief! I barely knew Blank Savage, but what I did know of him, I respected. Always a kind gentleman to me and many others here, he was a welcomed addition to this community and I was glad to have him as a 'friend'. My deepest sympathy to his loved ones (please pass them along if it's possible).
  • Oh No. I am so sorry. It seems as if I was just getting to know him. He seemed to be such a kind and gentle person. He has obviously touched many lives and he will be greatly missed. My sincerest condolences to all his family and friends. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Oh that's such a sad news . rather a very shocking news . What i remember and appreciated about Blank Savage was he always used to leave a Thankyou note in the Comments Section to anyone who answered his Questions whether the answers were appropriate or not . He was such a good person and a kind human being . I'm sure he will be missed.
  • I'm stunned and very saddened to hear this. May he rest in peace. My thoughts go to his family and friends.
  • That is so very sad, only two days ago he was trying to console me with his kindness. I enjoyed his presence and will miss him My sincere condolences to his family and friends May his kind Spirit fly free.
  • You get my heartfelt condolences. I didn't know you long but for the few brief exchanges that we had, I have gotten to know you as a kind and considerate person. Blank Savage, you will truly be in my thoughts today as this is a most sad event indeed :( I'm sure you're in a better place now.
  • I am at a loss for words. He was one of my favorites here. He will truly be missed. That a beautiful and touching poem, I am going to save it in my personal files.
  • I am very berieved at the moment. I can't express right now how his loss has affected me. I'm sure that he is smiling down on us now as we type.
  • I am so sorry to hear that, my thoughts are with you and all of his loved ones...
  • this is beyond comprehension, I cant believe this
  • I don't know if I am more sad or mad... Life can be so cruel! Blank for sure left his mark here... he had such a huge loving heart.So kind to everyone. I am a firm believer only the good die young. Sending lots of hugs and comfort to his family and friends.
  • Rest In Peace, brother. I didn't know you very well, but what I knew was beautiful. Save a place for us, for one day, when the inevitable comes and we shall join you, and answer the questions you never got to ask.
  • That is terrible. I didn't know him well at all, but he seemed like a really nice guy. This really saddens me to hear this.. May he rest in peace.
  • Blank was such a kindhearted and sincere man. He had nothing but goodness to share with us. My heart goes out to all who knew him, and especially his family. May you be comforted in knowing this angel is home now. We will all miss him very much.
  • He was a sincere soul who will me missed by many As he wanted, no tears May we each embrace this day and remember May God bless you Blank My condolences to the family
  • I was very saddened to hear the news this morning. He seemed so nice and put up with my attempts at humor. He always had a kind word for me. I will miss his posts...
  • Oh, my!!!! He was so nice, and so generous. I'm stunned. Absolutely stunned. Thanks for letting us know. Editing to add: Gina, a few days ago, Blank Savage was wanting to make a contribution to a charity for Missing and Exploited Children. I did a little bit of research to help him. The charity info I found to help him is included in this thread: http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/1486596 Perhaps if anyone asks you if there is something he would have liked to have been done in his name, this charity might be a good choice. I would like to make a donation in his memory; would you please email me and tell me how to contact you? My email address is in my profile. Hope this helps.
  • Vaya Con Dios Blank Savage(Go with God ). You left your mark here and in our hearts...
  • Oh my G-d... I am crying at work writing this. He was such an awesome dude. I am so sorry for his family and close friend's loss. Much love to his loved ones. =(
  • I am shocked and saddened to hear this tragic news! Although he had such tragedy in his life he always had a thoughtful word for others! Blank was always such a grounded, caring voice here on AB. I love to read and answer his posts. My sincere condolences to Blank's family and friends. Not how did he die, but how did he live? Not what did he gain, but what did he give? These are the units to measure the worth Of a man as a man, regardless of birth. Not, what was his church, nor what was his creed? But had he befriended those really in need? Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer, To bring back a smile, to banish a tear? Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say, But how many were sorry when he passed away.
  • This is rather shocking, and very sad. I barely knew him at all, but I will miss him. He was a good guy. Best wishes to his family.
  • this is really sad. i am sorry to hear it and i send my deepest condolences to you and his family... life is kinda like that, you never know when it just might end thats why we must appreciate every moment and treat those we care about with all the love in the world. and treat every second as if it were our last.
  • I'm very sorry to hear that, a good guy, we will all miss him, My condolences to his family. A sad day.
  • I never knew him on here or in real life but I send my good wishes to his friends and family and hope that there grieving passes as quickly and pain free as possible.
  • I offer my condolences and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss and all of us on AB as I for one enjoyed reading his answers & question. I am going to sign off and observe a moment of silence for our fellow Aber.
  • For a few days, I read this statement about life: Don't cry because it's over Smile because it happened I just wanted to share this.
  • If this is the case, I'm sorry to know he's been lost. While I hate to be a doubter, I must say I'm surprised that although he was only found dead yesterday (Oct 9th) an autopsy has already been completed by morning/mid-day today (Oct 10th), with a conclusive result. It must not be a very busy hospital. And also, I'm wondering who logged in to his account today (which says last visited Oct 10). http://www.answerbag.com/profile/?id=184700 I sincerely hope this is not some cruel trick. It's already causing a lot of grief and paranoia, given the number of new AB questions it has prompted from friends today.
  • I can't believe this. I hope Blank rests in peace, his questions were funny and well thought out, and he was always courteous. He's much missed. It feels strange knowing he won't be coming back on even though we didnt meet him.
  • I am very sorry to hear that. Gtravels and I both send our condolences.
  • Oh my g*d, I'm so sorry. I will miss him, and AB wont be the same without him. My thoughts are with you and your family
  • He'll be missed. I haven't yet been here a month, but learned pretty quickly that his questions and answers were worth reading. I always kept an eye out for them... he seemed cool.
  • I haven't read all the posts and maybe this has been proposed, but we should do a tribute to Blank Savage (besides this). I know he didn't know that many people here all that well and (to my knowledge) had joined fairly recentl. I think he was a quiet gentle man who probably joined because he was looking for a community and i know he loved poetry. He was always so respectful in all his answers to me and never failed to thank me for commenting or answering on one of this questions. I could work on the tribute, but just have a vagues ideas....like a slide show of some photos with quotes of his, some of his poem.maybe even scanned in signatures and short good bys) What haunts me is that I don't know if anyone knew him that well. And that he was reaching out. Sounds like Riff-Raff knew him well. I just wish I had tried harder to know him better. What do you guys think of the tribute?
  • I am extremely shocked and saddened by this. One question: Why did his name say "Blank Savage Yadalanh" the past few days? I believe it was changed on the 8th. According to what I found on the net it's the Apache word for 'farewell'... *shiver*
  • I had no clue whatsoever he was ill. I'm so sorry he's died, he seemed like an awesome person. I just feel totally shocked, I guess I always thought Answerbaggers are immortal. My thoughts are with his friends and family.
  • Awww, that's so sad. I didn't know him well either, but had seen him around. My heartfelt condolences to his family. ♥
  • I did not know him very well,he was a wonderful person,and will be missed.My thoughts are with his family and friends.
  • I did not know him very well,he was a wonderful person,and will be missed.My thoughts are with his family and friends.
  • The brightest stars burn too quickly. He was a great ABer and I will miss him greatly. Is there anything the AB community can do in his memory?
  • words fail me now.... Blank was one person on this site who I truly revered - he was so full of love and joy. I am heartbroken as I write. I remember him for all of his integrity - I remember so many of his great answers - I remember how shocked I was when he was the one to ask a question wishing me a happy birthday - I had only run across him a few times, yet he was so observant and kind to ask the question, stating that I was a really great guy. Well, I was floored by his kind words - for him to do that made me feel so special and loved. I'll never forget that. I remember when he answered Jay's question about which ABer would you add to your family - he said Jay, because he would make a cool brother - I remember being just a tad jealous that he didn't say me - I would have enjoyed being his brother. I am still so in shock that I can hardly believe it. Gina - as hard as it was to post, thanks - I would hate to wonder where my friend had gone. My deepest sympathies. @Blank - hey pal - keep your head up - I love the long hair :)
  • Very sorry to hear the news. I have nothing really to add that hasn't already been eloquently stated by someone else. My condolences to his family and friends. It isn't goodbye...it's see you later.
  • Wow. I am in shock at the moment. He was a really nice guy. My condolences to his family.
  • I'm sad. I didn't know him well, but his contributions here were really great.
  • I am so shocked to read this, how sad! I think i read all this twice as i couldnt believe it. My thoughts are with his family and im sure blank has gone to a better place.... may God take care of him and may he rest in peace.
  • what a sad thing to happen my thoughts are with his family.
  • I just cant believe it, i am shocked, he was a great friend, he helped me with a lot of things, i know that words cant help when something like this happens i am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to his family * hugs*
  • I am so sorry to hear that. I didn't really know Blank at all; I just knew he seemed to be a real cool guy here on AB. My condolences to his family and friends.
  • I don't know what to say. I'm stunned. I'm crying as I write this. The last time I cried was when I read his new profile last week. He was such a kind and gentle soul. My deepest sympathies to his family. Rest in peace, my friend.
  • I am very sorry for this loss that has happened. This is really shock just hearing this and reading the poem. I really didn't know him that well, but I have seen his face many times. He was a great person to still know of.
  • What? OMG nooooooooooo :(
  • Gina, I am saddened to learn of Blank's passing. Even though I have not known him very long, I know that he was a great person and I considered him a friend. The lives of many inside and outside of AB will never be the same. My heart goes out to all of his family. I will miss him.
  • My thoughts and prayers are with his family;; and also with his AB friends! I always looked for his questions and answers because I knew they would be good! I will miss him.
  • I'm so sad, I don't even know how to write this. He will be missed greatly. In a short time he touched so many hearts. Oh gosh, I'm sad:-(
  • *weeps* This is so sad... Blank was a wonderful guy, I loved his questions, and he was always so kind. May his friends and family find comfort in each other, and any faith they may hold, during this time.
  • The loss of Blank Savage will be felt by all his family and friends. I will miss his thought provoking questions, as well as his answers. R.I.P. Blank, you were a good guy. My thoughts are with your family and friends during this hard time.
  • I feel as if I have lost a very good friend. How did we get so fond of someone that most of us have never met? I wish I had known him better. My condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed by many.
  • This is just so sad. I'm so very sorry for his family and friends. I offer them my deepest and sincerest condolences. As others have said, Blank was a lovely man. He was sweet natured, intelligent, courteous and kind. I will genuinely and truly miss him. I wish I had known him a little better. What I did know of him was wonderful. What a sad day for Answerbag :(
  • Wow... I just heard today. This really is sad, he seemed like a pretty cool guy. It does give pause to think about how we treat each other. :'-(
  • My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
  • I was both shocked and saddened to learn of Blank's passing. Even though I hadn't known him long , I considered him a friend . He was the definition of "Class" and always treated other answerbaggers with kindness and respect. To his family and friends, I wish to offer to you my deepest condolences. I will miss Blank.
  • Life can be so cruel to some of the nicest and greatest people. Blank Savage was such a great person. Although I did not know him well, I did have my run ins with him. He was always polite, and such a wonderful person. I am deeply shocked by his death, and was overtaken by it. I found it strange that I cried for someone I didn't know. He will be missed by me. Bless his family Rest In Peace Blank Savage.
  • R.I.P. dear man...such beautiful parting words Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo (Buddhist Blessing)
  • My sincere condolences to all of you.Blank must have been a tremendous man to leave such a legacy of love and friendship. my Ideal of sucess is how many lives you touch in a positive way . Blank is someone I would look up to.May God bless him, comfort his family and friends ,and give him peace.
  • This is sad news indeed. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. I didn't know him but came across his name sometimes. God bless him and may his soul rest in peace.
  • I am shocked. I am shaken. I am sadden beyound words. My condolences to all who knew and loved him.
  • I am a little late in hearing the news, Gina. I share in everyone's shock and grief. Blank Savage was really a great addition not only to this website, but to humankind. I don't think anyone here has negative memories about Blank, including myself. He was always good for words of encouragement, and I am happy to have had the chance to meet him. I'll miss you Blank Savage. What sad news.
  • Really Really sad news Blank Savage! Although only on ab for a short time your contributions were greatly appreciated and you were just fab! Rest in Peace Blank!xxxx
  • So very sorry to hear this sad news. What a terrible, terrible loss.
  • Oh my!!! I have been gone for a few days and returned to learn this. How sad! He was a great man who will dearly be missed by many! May you rest in peace Blank Savage. I can only wish I had the pleasure to meet you in person.
  • I know Savage didn't want us to cry, but I'm just sobbing. It is a comforting to know he is with his precious daughter. He was so kind and smart. I am just so sad right now.
  • I am devastated. Blank Savage was a friend to so many of us, and we knew we could count on him. Goodbye, dear friend. We love you.
  • I didn't know Blank, but reading all the kind comments proove several things, one being that clearly he was a very kind, well liked and thoughtfull person, and how so many AB'ers are very thoughtful, considerate and caring. It's so comforting to know.
  • as I just found out from Retro, that Blank had passed away, this is rather upsetting to me because i was just getting to know him. He was one of the good guys. and my prayers are with his family and dear close friends. may he rest in peace, i wish i had more time to know him better. aba.
  • Requiescat in pace.
  • It's been a week now and I have had time to mourn and reflect. What could be better than a quick and sudden end? Would it have been better for him to suffer and linger from a cancer or disease ravaged body? I don't think so. We are all going to die sooner or later but if you get a diagnosis that isn't good, you have time to reflect on your life and see the beauty in life. Blank looked on the bright side of things when he could have been bitter and angry. Sure, we lost a good man a little earlier than we should have but he is a peace now.
  • In such a relatively short period of time Blank sure left an imprint here and from knowing him here I have no doubt he did the same in his life. It really goes to show you that we all need to appreciate the life, friends and family that we have and tell them we love them often. It's just so sad that someone so full of life can suddenly be gone, it happens through life but I don't think I will ever get used to it.
  • I am sorry, but this is such a wonderful and beautiful poem by Mr. Savage
  • i'm sorry of the news of Blank Savage's death and i send happy thoughts your way to all the wonderful answerbaggers who knew him.ThANKS FOR INFORMING ME OF THIS SO WE ALL CAN SHARE THE GRIEF OF A WONDERFUL ANSWERBAGGER.
  • I have just went through all 99 answers and realized I have never made a contribution. I regret not having done so earlier. I know there were some issues with the question being rejected but I could have sworn when it was restored I had answered it. Anyway here goes. I didn't really know Blank all that well other than from the little bit of interaction we had when I would answer one of his questions. He seemed like such a kind a gentle soul and always went out of his way to thank everyone who answered his questions. He has truly inspired me to try and be a better person and do a better job at treating others with kindness. I can't recall a single time that I have ever seen him be rude or argue with another aber weven when they disagreed with his opinions. We could all learn a great deal from the example Blank set for us all in the shirt time he was with us. My heart truly goes out to all who knew and loved this special man. Gina I hope you don't mind me sharing a poem I recently found that I hope will help those who are still mourning his loss. Do Not Mourn For Me To this I say to you do not mourn for me I have lived my life and fulfilled my destiny I know you feel downhearted and troubled very deep God has called me home at last now I see you weep If you knew how much I loved you before I left this earth You had me for my life which started at my birth The years you shared with me I just didn't want to go My time with you was over and I just wanted you to know Through the trails and tribulations of life that I went through I want you to remember this how much I really loved you When you go to sleep at night remember me this way I'll be your guardian angel and be beside you every day Author: Robert Walters Sr.

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