Richard ‘Lowtax’ Kyanka, founder of Something Awful and once king of internet farmers, dies at age 45

Richard ‘Lowtax’ Kyanka, the founder of Something Awful and an important influence on aspects of modern internet culture, has died at the age of 45. The news was originally sent to Something Awful by longtime forum administrator Fragmaster, who was a personal friend of Kyanka and The motherboard managed to confirm with Lee’s Summit Missouri police department that Kyanka died of suicide on November 9th.

“I think I should start this by saying that this is not a joke, especially since I’m writing for the first time in 10 years or something, but I got the bad news today directly from Rich’s family,” Fragmaster wrote . “Lowtax is gone. I did not ask for details. I do not know details. I do not know what the current opinion of Rich here is. Not here to answer questions, I share the news. I really hate to share this news. But that’s the way it is. Goonspeed golden manbaby 555s 2 heaven. “

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