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A Farewell Tribute to Mike Aparicio - Apparition

Posted By Alley 6 Years Ago
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As Peter has already announced, Mike lost his battle with cancer on March 23.  He was my partner in creativity but more than that, he was my friend.  He was generous, funny, talented, loyal and smart but it was his beautiful spirit that I will miss the most.  Even in his darkest moments, he still was uplifting, optimistic and patient with me.

Some of you did not see that side but I am glad that I did.  He brought a unique perspective that wasn't always popular, but noone can deny that he spoke what he felt and he was true to his convictions.     

My heart is broken today.

I made this little video as a tribute.  He sent me the music a few months ago....music was his passion, even more than iClone and he has composed some great stuff.  And yes, that is him singing.



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From the pictures in the video, he looks to have had a full and happy life.




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he actually inspired me to use the vocaloid. wish i would have known he was that passionate about music, i would have loved to have helped him. Mike was a very passionate visionary, i use to enjoy watching his latest inventions - like the bending highway, the flowcloth nun - that was brilliant.

I am going to miss debating him, i had some of the biggest smiles discussing 3DS max with him. I'm part of a religious debate forum, and you would never imagine by how we go at each other, how close we really are.

RIP Mike, you left too soon bro.



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Very nicely done Alley. What else can I say...
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So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My heart goes out to his family and close friends.

We've lost a great friend of the iClone community!

God Bless you Mike.
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P.S. A great video tribute Alley! SUPER!

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Well done indeed Alley. Mike A will be missed and so will his creations and superior talent. A terrible blow to the iClone community.

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Oh, no. Alley, this really saddens me - and what a touching video (I never knew he sang and wrote music). I've been off the scene for awhile - I had no idea he was even ill.

From the start, he was very supportive of my little work - and what a personality and sense of humor he had!!!!! His INGENUITY with iClone and his PASSION for animation will be difficult to forget.

Condolences to his family.
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Mike (Apparition) taught me more about rigging than I could have ever worked out on my own.

His talent was overflowing, he was a creative soul in many genres.

My heart is heavy for his collaborator, Alley, for his wife & family, and for all of his friends. Though the pain and grief lessen over time, the empty space left by such a loss is never really refilled.

I take comfort in my belief that Mike now lives pain free in a beautiful place where he can share his creativity with beings of a much higher power.... I pray his family & friends can find some solace....

Us lowly folks here on the earth have lost a wonderful, gifted person.... and the heavens have gained an awesome addition to their ranks....

with deepest sympathy for those left behind,
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Thank you for the beautiful tribute, Alley.

I wish I'd gotten to know him better.

Rest in peace, Mike.



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A moving tribute, Alley. Thanks for sharing. A great talent has left us...


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