Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

Nucka's in a beautiful parking lot somewhere (obit)


  • Please log in to reply
312 replies to this topic

#1 sarah b.

sarah b.
  • VibeTribe
  • 74,079 posts
  • LocationRockland and Long Island, NY

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:18 PM

from the Salem News: http://www.salemnews...thy-E-Cooper-33

October 6, 2010
Timothy E. Cooper, 33

The Salem News Wed Oct 06, 2010, 02:00 AM EDT

HAMILTON — Timothy E. Cooper, 33, musician and writer, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, Oct. 3, 2010.

Graduated from Shore Country Day, Essex Christian Academy and North Shore Community College.

Leaves his mom and dad, Doris and David Cooper of Hamilton and his aunt, Barbara Copithorne of Ft. Myers, Fla.

ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial service will be at the First United Methodist Church, Hamilton at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010.

Posted Image

#2 sarah b.

sarah b.
  • VibeTribe
  • 74,079 posts
  • LocationRockland and Long Island, NY

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:18 PM

I just got a call from trippiehippiechic. Tim (Nucka) passed away last weekend, at home on the couch (He fell asleep, his mom let him be. He simply didn't wake up. He'd recently gotten out of rehab and things were looking up for him.).*

Steph said his parents made a nice service for him. Some of his best friends spoke. His old baseball coach spoke, etc.

I figure he's either enjoying the afterlot or jamming with some of his favorite musicians. :) RIP, Tim. :heart:


*His family's still waiting for toxicology reports to find out what caused his death. He'd recently been given methadone by his doctor, which he hadn't received in rehab (he had been given subutex [99% sure that's what she said; it was not methadone] in rehab). I realize what did it doesn't change that he's gone, but it's natural to wonder, so I'm posting the information I was given. Talking to Marpa now ... he didn't know. Sorry for not calling anyone who would've preferred to get a phone call.

Posted Image
Nucka and THC, a few years ago

#3 Hez

Hez
  • VibeTribe
  • 929 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:22 PM

Sorry for the loss of your friend Sarah <3

#4 Deadshow Dan

Deadshow Dan
  • VibeTribe
  • 11,906 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:25 PM

He'd recently been given methadone by his doctor, which he hadn't received in rehab (he had been given something else in rehab; I don't remember the name).

Probably SUBOXONE

Dang, RIP Nucka

#5 Condormania

Condormania
  • VibeTribe
  • 5,388 posts
  • LocationWest Haven

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:26 PM

RIP :sad:

#6 Ravn

Ravn
  • VibeTribe
  • 7,823 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:26 PM

:sad::heart:

#7 KtotheP

KtotheP
  • VibeTribe
  • 1,916 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:28 PM

:heart:

#8 gregoir

gregoir
  • VibeTribe
  • 25,808 posts
  • LocationAbove The Waves

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:31 PM

RIP Nucka:heart:

#9 Uncle Coulro

Uncle Coulro
  • VibeTribe
  • 2,563 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:32 PM

Thanks for letting us know, Sarah.

#10 mamapajama

mamapajama
  • VibeTribe
  • 1,133 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:34 PM

whoa

whirl of feelings right now

peaceful rest to you Tim

I know a whole lot of us will never forget you.

#11 sarah b.

sarah b.
  • VibeTribe
  • 74,079 posts
  • LocationRockland and Long Island, NY

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:40 PM

Posted Image

Thanks. You're welcome. it was subutex ... will edit above. marpa just mentioned it -- pretty sure that's what she said.

#12 Sugar_Mag

Sugar_Mag
  • VibeTribe
  • 1,677 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:40 PM

Wow.....I didn't know him personally but I can't help but be upset over losing a member of our boardie community. This is making me a lot sadder than I would have ever thought. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. RIP Tim :heart:

#13 TylerTerrapinCurtis

TylerTerrapinCurtis
  • VibeTribe
  • 660 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:42 PM

Gone but never forgotten...

RIP Tim "Nucka" Cooper

#14 Jeggers

Jeggers
  • VibeTribe
  • 239 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:43 PM

RIP nucka

#15 Dr. Lostreality

Dr. Lostreality
  • VibeTribe
  • 2,536 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:47 PM

wow very sad to hear this..RIP Nucka

#16 reba

reba
  • VibeTribe
  • 439 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:48 PM

:heart:

#17 motti

motti
  • VibeTribe
  • 1,187 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:49 PM

RIP tim, this is sad indeed...

#18 Janine H

Janine H
  • VibeTribe
  • 1,455 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:55 PM

WAY too young, so very sad. RIP :heart:

#19 sums

sums

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 10,451 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:57 PM

wow :heart:

#20 Dr. StrangeHat

Dr. StrangeHat
  • VibeTribe
  • 424 posts
  • LocationWestbrook, ME

Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:59 PM

RIP Tim :heart:

#21 Jambear

Jambear
  • VibeTribe
  • 7,984 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:08 PM

:sad::heart:

#22 seany

seany
  • VibeTribe
  • 7,771 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:16 PM

RIP :sad:

#23 Jersey Thug

Jersey Thug
  • VibeTribe
  • 12,362 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:20 PM

:sad:

RIP, Nucka. :heart:

#24 unbroken_chain

unbroken_chain
  • VibeTribe
  • 18,876 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:23 PM

Having met Tim to give him a ride to Vibes; after "knowing" him on the boards for many years.... I was at first a bit apprehensive; and few things make me feel like that.

However after picking him up and a few minutes of conversation - I met a very different Nucka that sometimes showed himself on these here boards. He was articulate, intelligent, and funny as hell.

I'm saddened I did not hear of this until after the service.... I would have liked to have been able to pay my respects.

RIP Timmy.... you were a far better man then many - I had hoped to enjoy another conversation or two with you - until then my friend :heart:

#25 Moose

Moose
  • VibeTribe
  • 6,073 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:24 PM

What a shame.
R.I.P. tim. He's probably rockin' wingz on his new wings out there in the wild blue yonder somewhere.
May the four winds blow you safely home.

#26 tyedyedee

tyedyedee

    uniquely dee

  • VibeTribe
  • 9,779 posts
  • Locationboston-ish

Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:26 PM

rip nucka

#27 insolent cur

insolent cur

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 471 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:34 PM

i met tim many years ago while hanging with slarti in portland.

this is very sad. he seemed a good kid with much potential.

rip nucka :heart:

#28 BAKD

BAKD
  • VibeTribe
  • 465 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:41 PM

FUCK!Maybe he is better off this way,he was extremely intelligent.
Peace and Love Tim

#29 DancingBearly

DancingBearly
  • VibeTribe
  • 7,917 posts
  • LocationQuiet Corner

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:04 PM

Sorry to hear this! RIP:heart:

#30 Dagan

Dagan
  • VibeTribe
  • 2,907 posts
  • LocationThe X-Men Mansion, Hoth, VT

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:17 PM

:heart::heart::heart: RIP that is wicked sad, I will give a shout out tonight on my radio show...

#31 Creekie

Creekie
  • VibeTribe
  • 1,141 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:27 PM

I don't even know how to begin to process this, or how I feel about it. I too got to meet Tim away from the boards, many times. I saw other things there than what he put on the boards.
Ugh. I just can't right now.:undecided:

#32 Jabadoodle

Jabadoodle
  • VibeTribe
  • 5,611 posts
  • LocationBoston MA

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:28 PM

Like a steam locomotive rolling down the track...


I didn't know Nucka except via this board.
Sugar_Mag put it perfectly...



Wow.....I didn't know him personally but I can't help but be upset over losing a member of our boardie community. This is making me a lot sadder than I would have ever thought. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. RIP Tim :heart:



#33 nikkiblue

nikkiblue
  • VibeTribe
  • 18,225 posts
  • LocationLong Island

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:29 PM

:heart: aww... I was hoping to meet him this year at Vibes. he had so much going on in his life, and I was able to tell he had so much potential in him. He was fighting so hard to do the right thing, and find the right path. May you truly Rest in Peace, Nucka. :heart:

#34 nikkiblue

nikkiblue
  • VibeTribe
  • 18,225 posts
  • LocationLong Island

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:30 PM

With the mention of Marpa, I miss him around here. :heart: I did not know they were friends, and I really have to give Marpa a call. Sarah, does he have the same number? I have to dig it out of my old phone.

#35 musicmomma

musicmomma
  • VibeTribe
  • 4,971 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:31 PM

:heart:

#36 piperstash

piperstash
  • VibeTribe
  • 1,550 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:36 PM

so sad to hear this, he sounded like a good kid at heart that just had a tough go at it, sorry for your loss

#37 Queen Noodle

Queen Noodle
  • VibeTribe
  • 15 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:40 PM

For you Tim>>>>>wings to fly w/o pain or regret

I don't feel the sun's comin' out today
It's staying in, it's gonna find another way.
As I sit here in this misery,
I don't think I'll ever, no lord, see the sun from here.
And oh as I fade away,
They'll all look at me and say, and they'll say,
"Hey look at him, I'll never live that way."
But that's okay, they're just afraid to change.
And when you feel your life ain't worth living
You've got to stand up and take a look around you
Then a look way up to the sky.
And when your deepest thoughts are broken,
Keep on dreaming, boy, 'cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die.
And as we all play parts of tomorrow,
Some ways we'll work and other ways we'll play.
But I know we can't all stay here forever,
So I want to write my words on the face of today
...And then they'll paint it
And oh as I fade away,
They'll all look at me and say, they'll say,
"Hey look at him and where he is these days."
When life is hard, you have to change.
When life is hard, you have to change.

#38 sarah b.

sarah b.
  • VibeTribe
  • 74,079 posts
  • LocationRockland and Long Island, NY

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:42 PM

Posted Image
((creekie)) It's okay, Creekie. The highs were high, but he won't have to deal with the lows being so low anymore. I'm finding some comfort in that. I'm glad for his parents that he was at home, and they didn't get a call from a lot or the police. I don't think he meant to go, but I reckon he wasn't feeling any pain. Pain-free's really not a bad way to go, as long as you're going. I figure the best way I can honor him is to pay attention to the music being played, sing along at the fireside jams and be the kind of friend he was to me to others. Spirit walks hand in heart for a lifetime, if you let it. That's all I know. :heart:

#39 In A Silent Way

In A Silent Way
  • VibeTribe
  • 27,008 posts
  • LocationShoreline, CT

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:43 PM

rip :heart:

#40 pixiebug

pixiebug
  • VibeTribe
  • 2,305 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:44 PM

this is hitting me really really hard.

wow.

what a fucking waste.

:cry1::cry1::cry1:

#41 deadphan

deadphan
  • VibeTribe
  • 2,982 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:53 PM

RIP Nucka. So sad to be reading this right now. As someone who is battling with addiction myself right now this scares me. Not to make it about me at all, but I will definitely use this as part of my motivation for staying clean. I'll have 6 months tomorrow. Much love to Nucka and all his family and friends. So sad.:cry1::heart:

#42 BAKD

BAKD
  • VibeTribe
  • 465 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:54 PM

KIDZ4LIFE

#43 Moose

Moose
  • VibeTribe
  • 6,073 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:56 PM

RIP Nucka. So sad to be reading this right now. As someone who is battling with addiction myself right now this scares me. Not to make it about me at all, but I will definitely use this as part of my motivation for staying clean. I'll have 6 months tomorrow. Much love to Nucka and all his family and friends. So sad.:cry1::heart:


Please do use this as motivation and inspiration, one of these heartbreaking threads every couple years is far far more than enough. Congrats on your 6 months. PLEASE. Keep on fighting. I haven't met you personally but plenty of my friends have and I can safely say this world is a better place with you in it, man.

#44 pixiebug

pixiebug
  • VibeTribe
  • 2,305 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:57 PM

Posted Image

GOTV 2002
BAKD & Nucka. and, that may be Mark behind 'em.

:heart:

#45 Misha

Misha

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 1,689 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 10:00 PM

I met Tim over 10 years ago and have felt so many emotions towards him-hope, sadness, frustration, love, anger. Right now I just feel sad and numb and don't know what to write..

#46 sarah b.

sarah b.
  • VibeTribe
  • 74,079 posts
  • LocationRockland and Long Island, NY

Posted 09 October 2010 - 10:01 PM

Yep, that's Mark. My favorite pic of Tim is on my old hard drive. Same #, Nikki.

((BAKD, Misha, pbug, everyone))

Posted Image

#47 B. Real

B. Real
  • VibeTribe
  • 989 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 10:02 PM

Really tragic. Tim was honest and candid about his feelings and struggles. He is one of the first boardies I met, and my heart has always gone out to him as he has tried to find his way. I hope his family and friends find peace as they cope with their loss. I pray to the entity that I worship that his soul and spirit find the true Peace.

#48 Misha

Misha

    VibeGuide

  • VibeGuide
  • 1,689 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 10:02 PM

Posted Image

GOTV 2002
BAKD & Nucka. and, that may be Mark behind 'em.

:heart:


Wow:heart:

#49 Royal

Royal
  • VibeTribe
  • 11,945 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 10:07 PM

i dont know how well i will express this typing on my phone. Nucka and i fueded at times but we also shared and helped each other through suffering through anxiety and going through mental health reecovery. he was more good than bad. i hope he is writing about the afterrlife and causing trouble in heaven. much love to all who are suffering

#50 Elphaba

Elphaba
  • VibeTribe
  • 5,582 posts

Posted 09 October 2010 - 10:09 PM

rest in peace tim <3 <3