Goodnight sweet prince... E-mail
Written by Chalupa   
Monday, 25 April 2011 23:27

I don't think I've ever done this before, but it is with great sadness that I announce Aussie Achiever is dead.  I met the guy at the first Lebowski Fest in Chicago back in 2008.  He was a bit wild and rambunctious, but he was full of life and very Dude-like in his own way.  He just happened to be on vacation, or holiday as they call it, traveling across the U.S.  Aussie Achiever was skiing here and there and figured he'd come to Lebowski Fest because he loved The Big Lebowski and the Coen Brothers so much.

His sister posted this on the Lebowski Fest Forum...

Hi everyone, this is Aussie Achiever's sister here (and the dog did piss on my rug!) Found this site when I went onto his computer.
It is my sad duty to tell you all that my gorgeous, clever, bighearted brother had a tragic accident and has drowned. He was at his favourite beach paddling his wave ski off shore and it capsized. He couldn't free himself and that was that. Some folks on the beach performed CPR for half an hour until the paramedics arrived but all to no avail. We, his family and friends, miss him terribly, he was a special, wonderful person. Turned on a lot of people - including me- to the Coen Bros and I am so glad he did! Think good thoughts and I know he is in a good place.

bye y'all
the dude abides

http://www.lebowskifest.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=6367&PN=2

You can find this about 8 posts down on that page.  I couldn't figure out how to get a direct link.  If you're wondering what the reference to the rug is, earlier her brother was recounting the dog peeing on her rug.  I'm sure it tied the room together.

I hope his family is ok.  I hope Walter LaFester is taking this ok.  I'm really bummed now and I'm supposed to get some sleep for work tomorrow.  We'll see how this pans out. 

Comments (2)
  • Daveyboy
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    Aussie was a good man, and a good achiever, it sounds like. Joking aside, I hope his family is OK.

  • Tim
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    This is a bummer, man.

    I met him at the Tampa fest his year. He was, to say the least, a force. But you could tell he had a big, fun heart.

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