Deem Bristow is Dead

  • Enter to win two tickets to MIRAI plus Merch. Details here.

Latest News

Aug 15, 2004
866
16
30
Ohio
#1
A girl named Jen Irwin, who has been in e-mail contact with Ryan Drummond for some time now, has received some terrible news. Deem Bristow, Dr. Robotnik VA, died last week. Here's a copy of the e-mail she received.


Hey Jen,
Ryan here. How are you, my dear? Listen, we've
had a tragedy over here in SoCal, and you're the
first "fan"-type person I've let know about it.
DEEM BRISTOW, voice of Dr. Robotnik, your
favorite, my friend and co-worker, sadly died
last Saturday night. Here is the copy from the
E-card I got from Lani Minella:

"It is with great sorrow and shock that I tell
you about a great loss. Deem Bristow passed away
last night (1/15/05), collapsing at a singles
dance and dying shortly thereafter at Sharp
hospital. His mother says he loved the beach and
California so much, he will probably be "buried
at sea." An autopsy is being done and he was an
organ donor so just his corneas and some bone and
tissue will be taken to help others. His mother,
Peg, will try and let me know what we might be
able to do for her and I will pass on information
once I have it.
We will miss Deem very much and this was a
devasting shock. Feel free to contact me if you
have any ideas about a tribute or something we
can do."

So there you have it. The funeral is Saturday
monrning, the 22nd, at 11am (P.S.T.). That might
be when you're reading this. I'll be there
passing on my respects, please feel free to
attend in spirit from wherever you are.
Could you do me a favor? I haven't put
anything out to any of the SONIC sites about
this. Do you think you could spread the word in
the SONIC community for me? Just post a little
something (feel free to cut and paste from this
email if you want) and tell everyone to "pass it
on". Deem was so great as the voice of Eggman,
and I know alot of fans will be saddened to hear
that we won't be hearing his great voice again.
Play a round of your favorite Sonic game in his
honor today!

Love and respect,
Ryan Drummmond
+
My respect goes out to all who cared for him. R.I.P. Deem Bristow.
 

maximumzero

A Custom What Now?
Aug 15, 2004
1,720
36
33
Louisiana
#4
Truely a bummer. No offense to the rest of the Sega VA crew, but he was probably the best of the lot. He shall be missed.

Conan-san said:
Apprently, Mike Pollock has stated that he would gladly take the rigns of the good doctor if Sega approced him (This is only roumour at this point...)
That's a hopeful sign. 'Ol Mike does a pretty darn good job, and would be an ample replacement. Good luck to him on that.
 

Conan-san

Active Member
Jun 2, 2002
17,364
Ratings
2
38
31
UK. Scotland
#6
maximumzero said:
Truely a bummer. No offense to the rest of the Sega VA crew, but he was probably the best of the lot. He shall be missed.



That's a hopeful sign. 'Ol Mike does a pretty darn good job, and would be an ample replacement. Good luck to him on that.
Yeah, maybe we should PM his attention to this subject...
 

Eddy

there's a chicken on my head
Nov 29, 2001
9,741
Ratings
4
38
30
The Garden State
Visit site
#7
That's terrible. =(

To me Deem Bristow WAS Eggman. He was the best VA out of the entire Sonic cast. But not only that, he was a real human being that lost his life.

RIP, Deem Bristow. I hope you can build your Eggman Empire where you are now. =(
 

ZorBrak

I AM A BUFFET OF MANLINESS.
Oct 25, 2001
5,808
36
32
NC
#8
I read that he died quite a while ago, from this same story. At least a year ago. So it was definitely not last week.


edit: Okay I looked it up maybe it did happen last week. .....I DISTINCTLY remember reading a similar letter about someone playing Eggman...a LONG time ago...something is weird about this.
 

Conan-san

Active Member
Jun 2, 2002
17,364
Ratings
2
38
31
UK. Scotland
#9
ZorBrak said:
I read that he died quite a while ago, from this same story. At least a year ago. So it was definitely not last week.


edit: Okay I looked it up maybe it did happen last week. .....I DISTINCTLY remember reading a similar letter about someone playing Eggman...a LONG time ago...something is weird about this.
You might have that confused for the Japanese Va for Big and the English Va for Gamma, both died recently (as in whithin the year)
 

Conekiller

On the Cruise!
Jul 22, 2002
18,368
36
37
Miami, Humidityville
#10
ZorBrak said:
I read that he died quite a while ago, from this same story. At least a year ago. So it was definitely not last week.


edit: Okay I looked it up maybe it did happen last week. .....I DISTINCTLY remember reading a similar letter about someone playing Eggman...a LONG time ago...something is weird about this.
Also the voice for the President died, but for a while it was being reported as "the VA for Eggman" it was cleared up after a few days
 

Spotlight

Staff online

Latest profile posts

My personal synopsis: I'm not the most energetic or enthusiastic person you'll ever meet, but that doesn't mean I can't have fun. Generally, I'm pretty introverted and usually play video games, watch anime, and also study in the field of IT. I'm a huge music fanatic, as well. And I listen to pretty much everything except country. My favorites being trap, jazz, and metal.
anyone else surprised that new Paw Patrol one hour special are now Nick's #1 most watched premieres in 2018 so far?
I just saw The Grinch in IMAX, it was great!
Iron Man: Armored Adventures is one of the most thrilling cartoons ever made.
aegisrawks wrote on Light Lucario's profile.
Hey Lady Lucario! Long time no see! How is life treating ya?