Texas Terror Entertainment Founder, Tracy Crockett Passes Away at 42
I didn’t know Tracy Crockett on a very personal level. We met through this intricate web of insanity known as the net. Tracy expressed some interest in writing a few pieces for HNR and Addicted to Horror Movies, and we welcomed him into the fold with open arms. It was the right move. The man had a real passion for horror, and I think we all put some value in that.
Tracy suffered from some physical ailments, and he – like most of us – battled a few of the demons that live upstairs. But he stayed as positive as he could, every step of the way, and he was always a pleasant gent while conversing. I think we all put some value in that, as well.
We’re quite disturbed this morning, as facebook has been flooded with mushy tributes to a man who deserved a bit more luxury in his ride through life, a man who probably didn’t realize how loved he really was. Tracy Crockett passed away in the day’s earliest hours, a result of congestive heart failure. He was 42 years old.
We’re all feeling the loss.
Whatever it is that comes next, Tracy, we hope it’s good to you. You put your time in. You put your passion in. You were very clearly respected and appreciated. You were loved, and you always will be.
See you on the other side, buddy.
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Well said, Matt.
Tracy was very aware of how loved he was and he frequently let the people he cared about know that their kindness and caring helped him get through the tough times. He opened his heart to everyone and a lot of us found it very easy to open ours right back. I thank God for that, because- as you pointed out- his life (particularly in the past few years, which saw him coping with the passing of his beloved mother and his rapidly deteriorating health, among other things) was anything but easy. Yet through it all, he pulled himself up, put his best foot forward and kept pursuing his passion.
Tracy Lyn Crockett was a good friend, a talented colleague and had the most generous spirit I’ve encountered in many a year. More than just an example of the best the horror community has to offer, he was an example of the best humanity has to offer, wrapped in a distinctly unique personality. We’ll not see his like pass this way again. He’ll be sorely missed.
Couldn’t agree with you more, my friend. Although I do regret not sending more time talking to the man. I have a tendency to completely detach myself from the internet. I have accounts set up to auto post when I add stuff on certain sites, but I don’t really do too much social media. The reason for that is I need to focus on my family and enjoy the kids while they’re young, and the wife while she still has some passion for me. Since I do this, I don’t get into too many online chats or anything. But when something like this happens, it makes you wish you’d spent a little more time just conversing.
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Tracy Crockett seems to have affected so many lives in a positive direction. I did not know him well, but our exchanges always left me with a smile on my face and a renewed belief in the goodness of human nature. No matter how much he had on his plate, he was always generous with his time. He was also the kind of man who would stand up for you and throw his influence into the ring, if that is what was needed. Rest in Peace, Necroborg.
I did not know Tracy well, beside our exchanges over horror business, but those exchanges showed a man with courage, heart and soul. His generosity with his time was extraordinary, especially considering his ailments. Most important, he was the kind of friend who actually had your back if you needed his help, and was willing to risk social unpleasantness to stand up for a pal. There are few like him in this world. Rest in Peace, brother.
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Well said. He’s actually one of the nicest people I knew through FB 😦
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Thanks for this . Tracy was a very close friend of mine. We shared hours of our lives together, a gift he shared with so many others. Missing my friend , the world is a darker place now.