Andrew Sean Paone
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Abridged
Andrew Sean Paone, A.K.A. RaymsCreator (August 27, 1992 - July 28, 2009), was the creator of one of the many Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Abridged Series online series on YouTube; his series was known as one of the most talented ones. Sadly, he passed away on July 28, 2009, as a result of a tragic scuba diving accident, which resulted in his series' sudden cancellation.
About RaymsCreator[edit | edit source]
As mentioned above, RaymsCreator was the creator of one of the many Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Abridged Series on YouTube, to which his series was one of the most talented ones. His hobbies included drawing & swimming. According to his only interview with The Abridged Community, the username "RaymsCreator" came from one of his created characters, Raym. His favorite characters to voice were Jaden Yuki & Bastion Misawa. He has been known to have one official interview (which was with The Abridged Community). He had died before the completion of the series' twenty-eigth episode.
Sudden Death & Series Cancellation[edit | edit source]
On Tuesday, July 28th, 2009, at around 3pm PST, Andrew Paone--a.k.a. Rayms Creator, creator of one of the most talented Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Abridged Series on YouTube--died in a scuba diving accident.
Here is the said info as told from his brother,
"It was a diving accident. He seemed to have lost his breathing mask, and his father tried to keep him on the surface, but unfortunately he slipped away. His body was not recovered for half an hour."
RaymsCreator is said to have died exactly one month after the interview with T.A.C. (A.K.A. The Abridged Community) which is still posted to this day on YouTube.
Many other abridgers and Interviews, including Lanipator,Borinyukami, Chicknwings, ITouchedYusuke, GYRgadget, Angel Elric, Nowacking, Cassius614, Zeromaster, Shamanstick, ChimeraYuri, TheFullMetalForce, DaJacksterN, kirbamon, VegetaSasuke0, Vegeta3986, ZangyaX, Chromegloss55, and even LittleKuriboh himself had left a comment on his account, and his videos, stating "Rest In Peace Andrew (RaymsCreator)".
There have been various dedication videos to the abridger and many mourns from other various people. Even after his death and departure from the community, more and more people began to subscribe to his account as a way of saying thank you for all the memories that he gave to the community.
Rumor has it that some of the abridgers that help cameo in Rayms' twenty-eigth episode are going to be doing a skype script read off of his final script in memory of him. No speculation as of yet on who is going to play as any of the main roles that Rayms himself voiced as, but this is still indeed rumor.
Condolences[edit | edit source]
I urge everyone to leave a line dedicated to this great man.
To This day you have not been forgotten. Thanks for all the laughs my good sir. - Assassin7G3
You are a lucky man, Andrew. Your friends are loyal and true, and your fans are the most compassionate I've ever seen. Rest in Peace, knowing that the ones who loved you will carry on your legacy.-Truthordeal
RaymsCreator will not be soon forgotten and shall always hold a place in the abridged community. - Blackflame52489.
Just letting you know we were thinking about you-Dennis Bowen III
Rest in peace, Andrew. - SamTheGreek
Rest In Peace,thanks for making us laugh,we will never forget you! - VegetaSasuke0
You'll be missed. Rest in peace. - Master WGS
I hardly knew you beyond you messaging me regarding the FAIL GX Abridged Series DeathNoteL12 and I were in. Your series kicked the crap out of anything we did, and you encouraged us all the way, even going as far as SUBSCRIBING to us. You were a funny guy and you will be missed, man. - BossTrigger
RaymsCreator to me will always be the best damned Yugioh GX Abridger, hands down. R.I.P. Rayms, we'll see you soon man. - Chicknwings
RaymsCreator, thank you for everything you've done for the abridging community. Rest in peace man. - KiraKennedy
I'm sorry man. I should have watched your series sooner. You really did do a great job! - Endar_Ren
I regret not checking you out. I was aware of you being on but never thought of checking you out until it was too late. You never know what you have until it is gone...sometimes forever. - Chiissu
You were a great guy. Even though I never knew you, I could just tell. It shines through your series. I believe I'll get to meet you some day, so until it happens, I know you'll be watching over all of us crazy abridgers. Rest in peace, okay? You'll be missed by everyone <3 ~Nowacking
If there is anything this abridging fan can say, it's that we lost a talented, young entertainer who could have accomplished so much. Though you are no longer with us, Andrew, your legacy shall not be forgotten. Though it is horrible that the abridging community suffered its first loss, we should take peace in the fact that Andrew is now in a better place with no pain or conflict. I hope God is an abridging fan, Andrew, because He could use your sense of humor. - AnistonAnarchist
Rest in peace. I never really knew you, but you always gave me a good laugh. You will be missed. - TehExorcist
Rest in peace, man. Even though I'm not really much of a fan of your videos, I still have the very heart to say that you will never be forgotten, and your many fans will never forget the humor of your videos, which certainly touched their hearts. We will certainly [EFF!]ing miss you. :( ~Psychid
Rest in peace. - Kujaku-L.
Rayms, I never got to know you but I will stick by this statement. You were damn good at making people laugh. You will not be forgotten by your fans or the other Abridgers for years to come. Rest in peace man. - Shamanstick
It is a shame that you are gone but enjoy yourself in the next life. - DarkKnightGrave
Rayms you were so awesome at making that Kannagi Abridged an the first ep was so funny I wish you were still around. R.I.P Andrew.T~T -- FrosticFalcon92
Raymes, thanks for the great videos and memories you gave me. It inspired me to make parodies myself but i am far away from the level you were on. Thank you. - Beastalchemist
R.I.P. Rayms. Though I never knew you, such news breaks my heart immensely. You were a tremendous loss to the abridging community and you certainly made me laugh. Thanks. AnimeFreak91 14:03, July 4, 2010 (UTC)