Rest in peace @adept

in #adept5 years ago

It is with heavy hearts that we inform the community that we have lost one of our own: @adept.

An unceasing entrepreneur, @adept first came to the attention of Steemit when he began selling apparel through Amazon. @craig-grant told @ned; @ned contacted @adept; and the rest is history.

And that’s how was born. Just recently he became a full-time employee and the people he worked with were excited about their future together.

@adept was always cheerful and a pleasure to work or chat with. He was open-minded and eager to be of service to the blockchain world, to which he devoted himself very early on, having discovered Bitcoin in 2011. He followed all of the projects in the space, and is even credited with having created the Litecoin “Ł,” but was most generous with his support of Steem. One need only read his post My List of Steem Related Domains and Project Ideas to get an idea of his passion.

In the following YouTube video, he talks about his various passions in classic @adept-style:

He was a critical thinker who formed his own beliefs and lived life his way. We all loved working with him and are missing him dearly. We include two more videos of his below, if you would like to get a better sense of the person he was.

They say, “Just start creating content and that’s all you have to do”:

Have you ever traveled through time like this?

@adept you will be missed.

Team Steemit


I will love you [email protected] You are the most beautiful cosmic being I have ever met in my entire life. I hold for you an eternal gratitude for all you have taught me. You are a blessing to my existence. My soul.

I am so sorry for your loss. I can not imagine. May you have peace.

Luke, my dear friend. It has been an honour having experienced friendship and memorable times with you. You have impacted my life more than once, and gave new perspective. It sure has been a blessing to know you. I got to watch you become a Legend. Your words of wisdom and intellect, your ego-less personality, and your dance moves at the raves.
Love you brother. Never forgotten, Always missedPhoto_on_2-1-18_at_3.23_PM.jpg
He took this picture soon before his passing on. He was on a rooftop in the Bronx in NYC.

This is a memory of a good time with him and his Love, @Seer. Myself in the middle. He could definitely dance. He would always be up at the front of the stage, and just flow with the beat. He was an inspiring friend.

I was slightly surprised to know that i'd missed an open mic he did because i was outside smoking and didn't expect that to happen. I shouldn't have been. He was so many different things. Miss him. Miss you too.

Surprised to know that our great hero is no more.
Though you're gone, your legacies live [email protected]
Wishing your loved ones and indeed the steemit community "solace and fortitude"

From my observations, steemitblog tends to voluntarily decline payment for his posts.
Rare gem. [email protected]

HALLO BUDDY STEEMIANS !! (Senior who already succeeded in steemit and also beginner steemit candidate for success).
This is my first post in an opportunity to introduce myself.
My name is yanissayang
And I'm 21 years old now. I was born on May 4, 1996
In aceh-indonesia.
My address is now still in Aceh right on the pipe line line, cotsenira-lhokseumawe-aceh-indonesia village.
I am the fourth of four children, so I am the last child.
So many of my introductions, greetings to all steemians friends and wish us all to be successful.
Thank you..!

This is completely irrelevant AND DISRESPECTFUL to this post and should be removed immediately.

I completely agree. Instead of showing respect and heart, some users just seek attention. Shame young-cs

I do not know anything, I just introduce myself to be known by senior seniors

Do you do the same at funerals? Go up and try to introduce yourself to get in with the higher-ups? Pretty sure you'd get punched in the face for that in real life.

You are arrogant with the little guy in steemit. wait till your account is hacked
I'm sorry

Threats now? Hm. FLAG.

well what should i do so that my mistake is forgiven, I want to apologize🙏

Its almost unbelievable (and yet here it is) that you would come to a post about someone we care abut who has died and try and shill your crap. Your rep here on Steemit will be destroyed as SHOULD BE .

It's always sad news to hear of someone passing, but this was one guy that seemed to want to do more for Steemit than he wanted to get out.

My thoughts are with his friends and family at this sad time.

Absolutely. No question about that.

Is anything needed for his family? Is there anything we, the Steemit community can do to help his wife and family?

Hi steemin it's very nice and honey . I hope you spent a good time here .. This a better place to enjoy your time . your introduction is good and you look best . plz upvoting and comment

Hi steemin it's very nice and honey . I hope you spent a good time here .. This a better place to enjoy your time . your introduction is good and you look best . plz upvoting and comment

This is completely irrelevant AND DISRESPECTFUL to this post and should be removed immediately.

Its almost unbelievable that you would come to a post about someone we care abut who has died and try and shill your crap. Your rep here on Steemit will be destroyed as SHOULD BE .

We gonna miss you so much @adept !!!! Great friend father husband and entrepreneur!!!!! I'm glad I got to meet you in real life. You will always be remembered big homie!!!!!

I want to use up all my voting power here, but luke would say that was funny but stupid, so i won't. I miss "adept" probably as much as you do, maybe not as deeply as some people who've known him for life or many years, but a LOT. I bothered him SO MUCH. But i still managed to get a laugh from him like half the time i said something ridiculous. He's the reason i'm here and him and i would have been friends anyways. I do wish we'd have had the time necessary to actually develop some top level ventures, but life and death happen, and i'm glad as fuck to have known him for even only as long as i did. We never finished one thing "together" on any level, but we discussed some great shit. He'll always be here, in our lives and in association with the steem blockchain and it's community too, more than they know. Unless we tell them now, during, and afterwards. We come to y'all with the force of luke included. Absolutely. Love you too man. Glad as hell to know you and the crew.

Hi steemin it's very nice and honey . I hope you spent a good time here .. This a better place to enjoy your time . your introduction is good and you look best . plz upvoting and comment


It feels like it was just yesterday when I spoke to him in your youtube live chat ... This is horrible news. I hope his fam is ok ... damn ...

Yeah it was I remember the day you were all in my livestream....he always popped in my streams....good dude man.... even better man in person.

The last thing i wrote to him was "alrighty then", not too profound at all, maybe the least profound thing i've ever said, but before that, wonderful stuff, and a friend who was both funny and constantly learning.

I only met him for the first time in person just a couple of weeks ago. We wound up walking around my neighborhood and just chatting about this and that (blockchain obviously). My girlfriend was waiting for me at home for dinner, so I had to cut the conversation short. On the one hand I'm grateful I got to spend those couple of hours with him. On other hand, I can't help wishing I'd just stayed out a bit longer.


I'm sure they appreciate all of the condolences here.

I became very sad after watching this news of losing @adept.There are many things which should be learnt from him.He was very hard working and good thinkable person.

will be ok

Oh, how 😔 sad, I have only started following his blog recently, such a cool and nice guy, so sorry to hear this now, you will be greatly missed @adept 😢 😢

Hi steemin it's very nice and honey . I hope you spent a good time here .. This a better place to enjoy your time . your introduction is good and you look best . plz upvoting and comment

Its almost unbelievable that you would come to a post about someone we care abut who has died and try and shill your crap. Your rep here on Steemit will be destroyed as SHOULD BE .

Luke, you were one of the nicest and most open minded people i've known, not just to ideas but to all different types of people. But you still owe me that one 100% vote for that time i drove your ass in the freezing and blowing snow, to the middle of freakin' nowhere. It was so late and as we drove, between asking you strange questions, i was calculating the price of SBD's, and how much i was making as your frienduber. [i can get cranky and selfish at 5 in the morning] :) I did want a fat vote for that, but in reality, your friendship was worth an unlimited number of votes, and no individual gave me more support on steemit itself, than you bro. Without you, i wouldn't be here. I wouldn't know these people. And for all the things that i'd STILL be complaining to you about most every day, i like them, and have made some new very good friends because of you. To me "Adept Token" is what i think of when i imagine you smoking a little bit of weed after blockchain meetups, and engaging in great creative conversations. I'm sorry for the times when i was actually annoying, which were pretty far and few between for a being like you. I'm happy we knew one another. Two weeks later and finally i let it hit me and got to cry. I expected to know you forever. I mean, i do, but man, i'm one of those who really wishes the universe would have given us more time, to spend down to earth with you. We were "supposed to" grow old, helping each other out with ever more impossible projects, and smoking gods own pot, on the so called "fee yacht". Love you man.

Sorry for the loss, i wish i had the chance to meet him. I also am in buffalo area, and would like to know more about meetups.

Absolutely. Usually Thursdays at Ashkers on elmowood, 6:00pm. Look up buffalo blockchain meetup.

Awesome @alxgraham. Got me crying again lol. Man our boy @Adept is really gone bro... I miss him so much! There was so much to learn from him yet. I alway's looked up to him.

I wish I would have known him earlier, after going through the post / videos. How did this tragedy happen ?

He would have been happy to know his picture made it on the Joe Rogan experience today because he was trending.

Really!? Wow I alway's listen to JRE. I gotta look this up now. @adept was a close friend of mine. He introduced me to everything crypto last year. He even introduced me to Discord. He gave me one of his laptops as well. I have something of his that will always remind me of the blessing he is in my life.

They talked about Steemit and showed the front page on the video feed for his latest show with Tony Henchcliff

That is unique. Either some good timing or @Adept pulling strings in the Aether lol

Rest in peace.

I had mention we could still go forward with a SMT dedicated to Adept ( aptly named Adept). Just something to think about as this news really came out of nowhere.

This might seem crazy, but i suggest a steemit page opened for people like him, to promote his legacy and that of others like him, in a way to immortalize him and others like him

@seer My Condolences to You....Those we Love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday..unseen, unheard, but always near, stilled loved, stilled missed and very Dear. I Pray that God holds you near during this difficult time. May he bless you with Love, Reassurance, Peace and Comfort. I had the pleasure of being blessed with your Presence meeting and welcoming this Awesome Soul @adept into our home where he greeted my son and daughter with love. Luke know that your loved and always be missed May You Rest Peacefully.

Wow, this sort of news always hit me hard. So sad. My condolences to everyone that knew him.

@exyle so hard, i feel so so bad, like i knew him. Death makes us very weak and give us reasons for reflection. @andrarchy may you find strenth in your weakest moments if he is your friend. Treasure of memiors you had together.

Not good a news to hear. A big loss. may his soul rest in peace.

I'm sorry for your loss. Indeed, he'll be missed so much by the community.

I did not know this man and have not noticed his profile... do you mind me asking what have happened? I condole the loss of your friend.. the reason I ask is, that this is the second Steemian that are dead in 1,7 years.. and I am curious to know the reason, because I care about this community and humanity in general.

@adept str4wm4n Luke


The services for Luke were held this morning. There were stories shared by friends and family alike. It was clear that the common theme was the innate nature by which Luke shared his infectious smile and happiness with those around him. There was a lot of love in that room today.

I'll miss exploring and building zany ideas with @adept. Steem was his latest focus and I'm sad we hadn't spent more time collaborating on it. We had lots of fun with Byteball, building bots together. We played with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Lisk, lots of Ethereum tokens, XtraBytes, and tons of shitcoins. Luke was the designer of the logo for FuckToken and was always looking to contribute to new projects. He read whitepapers voraciously, sought out airdrops and scraped the Announcements forum on for new exiting projects. He spent time connecting people to each other. He spent time adding value to projects and spreading excitement about the future. Luke was always early. Perhaps a little too early, because he always moved on too early as well. He could have earned a 100x return many times over. I don't think that was his primary motivation though. It was more about being a part of something bigger. His efforts, contributions and their usefulness seemed to be more important to him than any return.

For those that don't know, Luke also suggested the Litecoin slash-through-the-L logo way back in 2012 ( ). Many coins and tokens passed through his hands (including physical bitcoin "Casascius Coins"). But he never held enough at one time to make any life-changing financial impact. I think he was just always more excited about new projects rather than to be a HODLer. That would have been too boring for him. But Steem was all set to be his first real HODL and it was just starting to show signs of being a different outcome for him. Luke was ready to focus on a single crypto project, and he was extremely excited to be joining the team behind SteemIt.

He will be sorely missed by all of us at the Buffalo Blockchain group & Tuesday meetings, the Meetup group Thursday meetings, and the private traders/research group where he was a valued and critical partner. He made an impact with all of us. There are plans being made for a remembrance/party in his honor.

Please share your thoughts and support with his family @seer

I was just about to express my disapproval at the lack of any comments of sufficient length and depth, for such a person. Luke was one of my newest, but most regarded friends. I wish you woulda been around longer today for the get together after the wake. It was a bit sad, but honestly, with his energy there, it was a lot of fun at the same time. One of the funniest nights in awhile. And of course, despite it being a cliche, what on earth else would luke have wanted? Thanks for the help you've provided the family. It has been greatly appreciated. I miss him a lot, but as long as i can literally feel the force of luke, i'm dealing with it. If the only thing steem ever did was to facilitate the relationships between the people luke is responsible for knowing one another, that's worth literally its entire market cap. You know me man, lol. I think BIG AF. Luke was one of few who could come close to processing my shit fast enough to prevent RAM overload and shutdown. And even when he did get overloaded, it was funny, because he knew how to deal. Hope there's a great party/remembrance in the future. I will try not to talk so much. I will fail. But i love the man so i'll force a few less words to fly out of my word hole. Glad you guys got to know each other, and that you've been there to help out! Alx

RIP, he will be missed 😢

Did you know him? He will really be missed, so sad.

That is a bummer. RIP and best wishes to everyone who knew him.

noo!!!! Are you serious!! We were just talking on steemspeak!!!! I am seriously bummed out right now.

Yes, I was in the same boat hearing his voice not that long ago!

That must really be traumatic for you,, sorry

So unfortunate I know.

May he rest in peace. I suggest a legacy be laid to make him live on, on steem it.

How surprising it always seems. I was talking to my elder brother last year inviting to a business venture of mine and unfortunately, the next day, he didn't wake up from his sleep.
Death is truly painful.

So sorry about the loss. Take heart @captainobviou3

@donkeypong, Boss its a sad news

I just created a Steemit account to post here in remembrance of Luke.

Luke was an integral part of the Fuck Token community. He designed our logos and set up our first website. He was there from day 1 and continued to help out whenever he could. It was heartbreaking to hear we had lost a good friend. He will be sorely missed by everyone.

Here is some of the logo work Luke did for us. All out of his desire to work on crypto projects. We had a blast joking around, he was a special guy.

This is the logo he created for us:

This was the last message he left on our Slack, classic: Image uploaded from iOS.jpg

Here is the original website he made for us, full of memes:

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Rest in peace Luke. Thank you for being the awesome human being that you are. I wish we had the chance to meet in person.

@seer we are creating silver coins with Luke's logo on them. When they're finished, I'd like to send you some as a physical reminder of Luke's passion to help our project. My condolences, I can't imagine what you're going through right now.

Sorry for loss. Always a reminder to live life to fullest.

Rest in peace @adept

@adept encouraged me at times when I was wondering if this steemit thing would really work, and how could it possibly take on so much at once..
he really helped me to believe in our community here.

Rest in peace @adept! :(
We didn't chat much but you seemed like a really cool guy. Thanks for everything you've done for the crypto communities, your Litecoin design will forever be remembered by everyone!

So so sad...I pray for strength for everyone directly connected to him.

Rest in peace ! He will be remembered for his contributionin steemit. 😢

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He looks so young, for shame. Rest in Power.

Luke was a dear friend of the Minerva team. A lot of us here at Minerva knew him before blockchain was even a thing. He was an inspiration to all of us and a great person. He will be sorely missed in the community. RIP.


My condolences go to everyone who knew him, i hug you :(

Life is a journey and we transit from earthly to spiritual world during death. Wish him light as he continues his journey.

RIP @adept you will be missed :(

Rip to the great @adept condolence to the steemit family and those who knew him personally too..

Sad to hear that one of the most interesting personalities here in Steemit had gone. We'll surely miss him...

Sad to hear this. May he RIP and his great legacy is embedded in the blockchain.


Thank you for this tribute post, @steemitblog. In many ways, we're a virtual family... so these types of farewell messages mean a lot.

My thoughts are with everyone who was close to @adept

Yes this post means a lot to his friends and family. Agreed, Thank you @ned and @steemitblog for this! @adept is strongly missed. This post really got the message out there! @Seer ( @Adept's love) is very thankful for this! As well as myself and his closest friend's and family! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Our condolences to those who knew him. @steemitblog thank you for informing us as we wouldn't have known of his contribution and dedication to Steemit and Litecoin. We're relatively new here.
He's on his way to the moon, we'll meet him there one day. May @adept Rest in Peace!

I'm proud of you.
may you calm down there.
we will all always remember you.
the person who inspired through his writing ..
good bless you.
RIP @adept

It's really sad to know that intelligent, attractive, hardware worker, cheerful. Critical thinker. @adept sir was really good. Massive respect for him..

This is really sad to know about @adept may he rest in peace....he was really a great gentleman.

Rest in Peace. Such a tragedy.

A critical thinking philosopher has been lost here. Feeling the loss of @adept - Rest in peace.

true. creative man, and truly one of the "critical mass" necessary.

Rip my brother, you will be sadly miss by all of us, but your great works will live on

Sorry for the loss but the joy he gave to those that knew him means he is never really gone.

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Wow, didn't realize he designed the Litecoin logo! Every time I open my wallet he'll be in my thoughts!

Life is just a dirty trick, a short journey from nothingness to nothingness. --Ernest Hemingway

Really sad to hear about Luke! Therefor I want to send my deepest condoleanses to all of you who was hi´s friends and family!

Rest in Piece @adept. It was very heartbreaking to hear this news, you will always be remembered Luke.

I will love you [email protected] You are the most beautiful cosmic being I have ever met in my entire life. I hold for you an eternal gratitude for all you have inspired me. You are a blessing to my existence. My soul.

I don't have any exchanges with him unfortunately but from what was written about him above, he will be greatly missed. A great gem will be missed. @adept you will be missed.

Rip @adept, i went through his blog now and it's so painful steemit lost such an asset

damn thats...... FAREWELL

Great loss for all of us

The memories of friendship are very beautiful. We will remember it always, and sometimes we can not expect a meeting. Then we live together, so finally separated. But friendship never erodes time, though we are far apart. Greetings of friendship.

Very sad to read such news!!!

So sadening, i pray we should never get such news any more in this community. Amen!!!

Very sad ..... may his soul rest in peace

ooh no, so sad. RIP @Adept, may his soul rest in the bossom of the Lord. Your dreams on steemit will live on. Adieu

It really breaks my heart to knw that a fellow Steemian, who has hustled to reach where he is, just died.. It pains me, if only I had the power to bring back the dead.. RIP @adept, may God guide him

So sorry. Blessings.

RIP @adept the blockchain will keep your thoughts alive. !

It is really sad that we loose such a good steemitian who had given so much to the community, but he will always be remembered in our hearts, we hope where ever he is, he is happy and we will always miss him.

So sorry. Rest in peace sir.

I didn't really know him personally but from what I have learned so far, he was a passionate and devoted member of the community who have contributed a lot to this platform. May his soul rest in peace. Asiere ufan @adept.

Dang.. Rest in peace man.

Rest in peace @adept you will always be missed..

It's so disheartening to hear of a talented gem being lost. May He rest in peace. He was one of the few people I noticed showing love to newbies when I first signed up and even though I did not know him, I felt his warmth true upvotes. My heart is really sad. I hope we carry on with his visions

Never interacted with him but seems like he was a decent guy who engaged all sorts of users on the platform. Going through his comments, he appears to have been open to numerous conversational topics and he freely interacted with others. Sorry for the loss of everyone that knew him.

Fucking heartbreaking :'( Such a beautiful soul!

I regret his loss as part of the community. I will follow his advice to keep me doing content.

RIP @adept. Sincere condolences to his family.

Rest in peace.

PS God takes as the perfect moment. We just don't have all the informations to agree and accept it.

unfortunally God does not take anyone. This is cause by unfortunate event in life. We all subject to die one day.
God wants us to live and enjoy life.

Thanks for the enlightenment, I wonder why people could accuse God of taking the same people he created with love and grace. It is very common today that when anyone dies people proclaim he or she is being taken away by God regardless of the kind of incident that led to their deaths. Most of them have forgotten how bad the world is today, take a look at the Florida High School shooting which occurred 2 days ago, some students and teachers died as a result of that incident, would it be sane to claim God also took the unlucky victims? Was it God who told Nikolas Cruz to carryout such dastardly act? People can be funny sometimes, I never really came in contact with @adept since being in the community but I read much about him, he was such a genus...RIP @adept we all love you.

That his legacy in this tank contributes to the new steemianos to grow and give quality content for the benefit of all who conform, flies high @adept.

that's sad news. rest in peace @adept

Rest in peace and good nite @adept until we meet to part no more....!!!

I´m so sorry the lost. RIP

rest in the lord @adept you did great to this community, your legacies will live on. Bless your soul.

@steemitblog Sad news. Wishing the best do his family and friends.

May God give us the fortitude to bear this ooo... He will be so missed in the Steemit blockchain.. Rest on brother

Let the spirit of the departed be blessed and let those he left behind stay strong

RIPP man @adept. You have made your mark in the word of crypto and steem. Those works lives on!!!

I am new to Steemit , but this wonderful being, added such value to this platform, I just have to say that minds such as @adept fill me with wonder and joy.
Thank you for sharing this ode to a visionary and friend of this platform.

THIS IS A SAD NEWS what a loss to steemit. Though i'm kinda newbie here but the contribution of @adept is obvious from peoples' feelings and expressions here. TAKE HEART @ned, TAKE HEART STEEMIT, TAKE HEART CRYPTO WORLD.


Whaaaaaaaaaa???!!! How the hell this happen?

Adept overdosed on heroin at Steemit Inc. headquarters. Steemit Inc. is a huge drug culture.

R.I.P brother.

Definitely a great loss for the steemit community, a boy so innovative and visionary, let's follow his legacy.

This is a sad day. 😰 The world lost a great one.

Rest in peace bro, your sweet words and contribution to this family will always be remembered.....we all love you

What happened to him ?

He not looks that old ?

Was he ill ? Accident ? Anybody knows ?

Adept overdosed on heroin at Steemit Inc. headquarters. Steemit Inc. is a huge drug culture.

RIP. A sad day indeed...

but his legacy well lasts forever :(

So sad :(
Didn't know him much, but he seemed like a cool person, the way he chatted and commented.