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The very sad news is breaking that Richard Nagy died suddenly late last week. There seem to be few details at present, but for those unfamiliar with his work (which judging by the chat I've just had is an alarming amount of you). Might I respectfully suggest you take a moment to acquaint yourselves with one of the first and greatest Steampunk artists out there.

RIP Datamancer.

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Thank you for posting this.  Truly a great loss for the Steampunk Community, especially to his family, his friends and the world.

He set a very high standard, early on, and will be missed. We (all) can only hope to come close to his artistry. RIP Datamancer.

Such a wonderful artist. Thanks "Datamancer" for being an true innovator.

Such sad news. His work is one of major reasons how I got into Steampunk and started this site one late night at work.

RIP Datamancer and thank you so much for your inspiration!

Very sad news, indeed. I reblogged information on sending condolences to my personal Tumblr page as well as here in the aether.

I would respectfully request people only respond to links that are legitimately coming from Richards associates or family. I'm very sad to say it does seem that certain people may be using this as an opportunity for self promotion. For those who may be interested this is copy pasted directly from Datamancer's own Facebook page. If you wish to attend please do get in touch via the link simply to verify.

Dear Fans & Friends,
As some of you may already know Richard "Doc" Nagy tragically passed away last Thursday. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Please see below information regarding his memorial service which is open to anyone who would like to come.

Richard "Doc" Nagy
A Celebration of Life
Saturday, November 30, 2013 3pm - 6pm
McAuley and Wallace Mortuary
902 N. Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832
714-525-4721 (The phone number for the mortuary)

All questions and comments should be directed to [email protected]

Very sorry to hear this, thoughts and prayers for the family. A great loss.

His work was the first that introduced me to the word "steampunk" (though the universe immediately resonated with me as style I had probably practiced but never new had a name). A terrible loss. He did indeed set a high standard for steampunk artists and artisans.


Fair Skies, Datamancer... Fair Skies.



I read about this on BG, such a sad loss and being so young as well :(

Our condolences to his family and friends.

We've just been watching Warehouse 13 and picking out all the inventions and contraptions that he made for the series.

Oh my.  The steamworld is much more diminished now.  His work is what brought me to the fold.  

I remember back when he made swords. It randomly showed up on a feed at work one day. Until then I had no idea other people were into retro-futuristic modding.


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