Online Memorial for Gian, aka Prof1t
My nephew (of my heart) Gian passed away this week in a tragic drowning accident. He was seventeen. This is a recent photo of Gian and my god daughter, Trinidy.
The last blog post he left on his myspace page commented on a blog post I made a while back applauding his use of a ringtone widget. Off and on through my work day, I’ve gone back to the entry.
I am concerned that his MySpace page might be deleted or expire, so I am compiling some of the comments left for him in this post. I have also created a screen cap of his last blog entry and have saved it here.
…I am going to share the first memory I have of Gian. He had to be six or seven years old. At the time, his brother Tony and Tony’s wife (my best friend) Rose went to the same high school with me. After school one day a bunch of kids tried to jump us (those were the days). We were very much outnumbered. I had darted into the street and flagged down the police but they were no help (big surprise). At a certain point, Tony’s mom and stepdad came to get us. They were with Gian. I remember how tense everyone was in the car over the situation. I am sure the parents were upset for various reasons, and we were all silent – except Gian. He was a kid being a kid. He kept chanting “Go Speed Racer, Go!!!!” over and over because the car was going so fast. He was naturally oblivious to the danger or difficulty of what was going on, filled with joy over the simple pleasure of a car going fast. I remember, even then, thinking he had a lot of spirit and was pretty fearless for such a little guy.
R.I.P Gian ❤
Some MySpace Comments for Gian
10 Aug 2007 3:27 A
R.I.P We love you!!!!
NUNU[R.i.P GiAN 8/22/89-8/09/07] AB0VE.THA.REST
10 Aug 2007 1:39 P
DAMN NiGGA i CANT BELiEVE THiS HAPPEND…ME && U JUX THA OTHA DAY WAz DOiN DiSHES TOGETHA && U KEPT GETTN MAD CUZ i LEFT U DOiN EM BY URSLF…..U WAS HELLA KOO…EVEN THO WE ARGUED ALOT LOL BUT THATz HOW WE GOT ALONG!! U WERE THA REASON Y i GOT MY TAT WHERE i GOT iT && U TOLD ME iT WOULDNT HURT…..[&& iT DiDNT]….i CANT BELiEVE UR GONE….NOBODY TO FiTE WiT && BEAT UP AT WORK….U MADE EVERY1 FEEL COMFORTABLE && U DiNT CARE BOUT WHAT OTHAz THANK U JUX DiD U….i NEVA FORGET YO GOOFY AzZ!!! i GOT LOVE FO YO ASS && U WiLL NEVA BE FORGTN…C U WHEN THA DAY CUMz….
10 Aug 2007 4:48 A
Just like Graph said mayn damn….
I still cant beleive it let along do I want to accept it..I cant beleive God took one ma famz but we gon stay strong for you cuzzo..We gon finish what you started, you spirit will live on, your missed but you’ll never be forgotten cuz..Damnit mayn out of everyone to take mayn I’m sittin hea typin to you still wishin this was a sick ass joke your pullin on everyone. But you know we gon hold it down, we rep till the end, n this is jus the beginning for us, you paved the way we gon finish. When I die bury me right next to you wit a black flag across my chest and one in my left pocket and carve in A.T.R in my tombstone….One day we’ll all ride again but till then hold our spots up there for us mayn…we love you dogg we all miss you R.I.P cuzzin
A.T.R 4 LYFE
ALL DAY EVERYDAY
BLACK FLAG ON THE LEFT
YOU KNOW WUT IT IZ
WE JUS STARTED
10 Aug 2007 4:07 A
That’s all I can say…
That’s the only word I can think of…
There’s nothing I can say or do to offset this feeling…
I was praying to God that it was a joke when Jay told me…
Even after my last post I seen someone saying R.I.P but I didn’t want to believe it…
So I clicked off and left it at that…
I’m not going to say goodbye… Because this is far from it… I told you that I had you til the end… I told you that you were blood no matter what… I told you I wouldn’t let anything happen to you…
I failed you lil bro… Now there’s no turning back… It’s my fault… So in order to make it right you have to live on through the fam, through me, through a legacy that you started and that I will finish… Jay asked me… “Why does God always take our Fam?”… Prof1t that’s a question I want you to ask God when you see him… We are the last of a dying breed… I’ll do my part… Jay will do his part… The Fam will always hold you down… You were right Prof1t… “You Are Above The Rest”
I Love You and I’ll Never Forget You…
10 Aug 2007 2:27 A
Plain and Simple,
R.I.P. Gian AKA PR0F1T.
you won’t be forgotten
10 Aug 2007 12:37 A
I LOVE U AN SO DOES YO FAM,
U WILL NEVA BE FORGOTTEN
LOV3 U B@BI
9 Aug 2007 11:53 P
DAMN MA NiiGGA.
iiDK EVEN WHERE TO BEGiiN.
YOU WAS TOO YOUNG FOR THiiS.
THiiS AiiN’T NO GOODBYE.
CUZ WE ALL GON BE MEETiiN YOU UP THERE SOON.
YOU WAS REALLY ONE OF THE NiiGGAz ii HELLA TRUSTED WiiT SHiiET YA FEEL?..
THAT’S WHY ii CALL YOU MY BRO && STiiLL WiiLL TiiL THiiS DAY.
EVERYTHiiNG HAPPENED TOOOOO QUiiCK.
ii JUS WiiSHED GOD WOULDA WAiiTED FOREALz.
YOU WERE JUS GETTiiN STARTED MAN.
ii AiiN’T GON FORGET ALL THEM DAMN PARTiiEz WE’D GO TO.
RiiDiiN AROUND TRYNA FiiND PARTiiEZ.
POSTED OUT OVA THERE BY ROBERT FROST 3 A.M. iiN THE MORNiiN.
KiiCKBACKz AT THE HOUSE.
YOU ARE MY NiiGGA.
&& YOU WON’T EVA BE FORGOTTON.
YOU LEFT US ALL iiN THE DUST.
BUT iiT’S ALL GOOD MA NiiG.
WE’LL CATCH UP WiiT YOU SOON.
YOU’RE LOVED iiN ALL WAYz FAM.
ii LOVE YA!!
iiN LOViiN MEMORY
9 Aug 2007 11:36 P
I DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE 2 START FAM…DAM NIGGA U LEFT 2 SOON MAN BUT WE GONE ALL MISS YOU NIGGA..ME AN YOU WUZ DUMASS KOO HELLA QUICK NIGGA..YOU WUZ LIKE ME AN WE BOTH THOUGHT ALYK..I HAD YO BAK AN NO DOUBT YOU HAD MYNE…DAM NIGGA WE BEEN THRU GUD AND BAD TYMES FROM FINA FADE 2 DRANKIN 2 WORKING..AN MANE I WANT EVA 4GET DA REALIST NIGGA I KNEW AND WHO GONE ALWAYZ B ABOVE THA REST OF THEM SUCKA ASS NIGGAZ..BUT MANE DIS ANT A GUD BYE ..DIS A SEE U WHEN I GET UP THERE MA NIGGA..IMA KEEP MA HEAD UP AN LYK YOU USE 2 SAY FUK DA REST AND MOVE ON..YOU WUZ DA CLOSEST NIGGA I HAD LYK MA LIL BRUH..BUT AYT THEN NIGGA REST IN PEACE AND WE ALL GOT AND WILL ALWAYZ HAVE LOVE 4 YOU FAM…GONE!!!!
9 Aug 2007 11:17 P
HEY WHATS HAPPENING CUZ,,, ILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THOSE GOOD TIMES WE HAD HERE IN FLAWDA WITH FAMILY. ITS TOO BAD THIS HAD TO HAPPEN TO YOU BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT? YOURE IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE WITH THE PERSON THAT CARED FOR YOU THE MOST- YOURE PROBABLY READING THESE POSTS WITH YOUR MOM RIGHT NOW IN HEAVEN LOL. KEEP IT REAL- EVERYONE WHO EVER KNEW YOU WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR LEGACY
GIANFRANCO CHAPARRO AKA PROF1T AKA KILLA KALI
THURSDAY AUGUST NINTH 2007
Aug 2007 11:13 P
YO NiiGA ii DNT WANNA SAY GOOD BYE! WEN ii SEEN U LAYIN THERE I DIDNT WANNA LET U GO.. OMG I CANT BELIEVE DIS SHYT IS HAPPENIN.. ITS LIKE A BAD DREAM. NIGA I LOVE U SOOO MUCH… I HATE DIS SHYT! DA CRIBS FINA B SOO EMPTY WIT OUT BRO… U WAS NIGA I WENT TO WIT MY PROBS.. AND IMA MISS DEM TYMS WE HAD OUR MIDNITE RUNS TO WALMART OR WINCO OR U KNO..I LOVE U AND ILL 3EVA MISS U! AND IF ANY NIGAS GOT BAD SHYT TO SAY SAY IT 2ME IN FACE YA HEARD..