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Darran Baker: 1984 - 2006
News posted 27th July, 2006 by The Chris Street  

It is with deep remorse and with a heavy heart that I announce that a friend of ours has tragically passed away. Darran Baker, who was also known at The Daily Click as Death Reaper X, fell ill, and died at the weekend at the young age of 22. He was a popular klikker, and, as well as being a highly skilled game developer, he was also charismatic. Darran was a caring young man who could make you laugh through what he typed, and he never had anything bad to say about anyone.

Darran had created many fun and addictive games, including Fly Fun and One Step From Reality. His death comes as a tragic loss, not only to his family, but also to the freeware gaming community, who knew him both as a friend and as a developer. He will be greatly missed, and I urge you to offer your condolances.

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Darran Baker: 1984 - 2006
Rest In Peace

Posted by Kris 27th July, 2006

R.I.P Daz. Fuck you, death.
Posted by alperoz49 27th July, 2006

Posted by Clubsoft 27th July, 2006

Rest in peace Darran, my good friend, you'll be highly missed...
Posted by Ski 27th July, 2006


Looked like a sound guy. Death is cruel, especially with someone so young.
Posted by The Chris Street 27th July, 2006

He was a wicked guy, a really genuine person. God I'm going to miss him.
Posted by CYS 27th July, 2006

Rest in Peace.
Posted by Mruqe 27th July, 2006

Posted by Broomie 27th July, 2006

Holy Shit! I worked on the sequel to One Step From Reality with this guy, but I never heard back from him for a long time. Yet I never expected this, fucking hell.

RIP mate, you were a legend.
Posted by steve 27th July, 2006

This is shocking and very sad. I cannot imagine how his family will ever cope, he sounded like a great guy from his profile.

May I ask (if it is ok)... what kind of illness did he have?
Posted by Broomie 27th July, 2006,,2-2006340343,00.html

I guess it's him, same name and age. Yet that's just a find.
Posted by Cocodrilo 27th July, 2006

Posted by Assault Andy 27th July, 2006

That's terrible news, and it just goes to show that even though we all fall under different anonymous aliases across the internet, we're still all real people. RIP.
Posted by Wicked Studios 27th July, 2006

RIP buddy. Looking at his personal profile he wrote "lifes too short to be stressing over it". Looks like he was right...
Posted by phanto 27th July, 2006

Broomie that was Darr_e_n, not Darran.

Doesn't matter though. R.I.P.
Posted by Flava 27th July, 2006

RIP mate
Posted by Kris 27th July, 2006

No, its definitely the same person. I was talking to him the night he went to that club. Everyone just spells it wrong... sods
Posted by Raz 27th July, 2006

R.I.P mr
Posted by Franz (Fendez Gaming) 27th July, 2006

damn :/ that's so so sad. I haven't always had the best of health and I worry about this sorta thing happens :|
Posted by Green Gnome 27th July, 2006

Rest in peace...
Posted by Hempuli 27th July, 2006


First time i see someone in the community has died...

Posted by Rikus 27th July, 2006

Rest in peace mate
Posted by DE [RCT] 27th July, 2006

Posted by Retired Kliker Lazarus 27th July, 2006

Rest in peace.

What a waste...he was so talented. Fucking death.
Posted by Nioreh 27th July, 2006

Those drugs.. Though he says in his profile he doesn't do them. Well, it's very sad. He will surely be missed by the community even if he hasn't been active for a while.

Rest in peace! Keep kliking in the afterlife.

Posted by Spiriax 27th July, 2006

It feels wrong not to type anything after reading this. He seemed like a really nice guy... And "Weekend at Bernies" is also one of my favourite movies!
Even if he said he doesn't do drugs which I believe he didn't, alcohol easily leads to such things.

Rest In Peace.
Posted by Jarzka 27th July, 2006

R.I.P :/
Posted by Matt Boothman 27th July, 2006

Guess his internet alias finally caught up with him.

Posted by Joshtek 27th July, 2006

This is sad . He was a very talented individual. May he rest in peace .
Posted by Ski 27th July, 2006

I remember Wab Duck
Posted by Silveraura 27th July, 2006

Posted by 27th July, 2006

This is very sad. Yet, you always have to be careful about what you drink/eat in clubs. That was a very stupid thing to do--poor guy =/
Posted by Jakob37 27th July, 2006

Rest in peace...
Posted by Chaoz (Tri-Life Gaming) 27th July, 2006

Posted by Hill Gigas 27th July, 2006

It's always sad when someone leaves this world so young. Everyones life has a purpose, some peoples purpose takes longer than others. I'm sure he lived the life he was meant to live, and made the difference he was meant to make. God Bless, and may those who knew him see him again someday.
Posted by UF Comtec 27th July, 2006

Rest in peace man... :>
Posted by Phredreeke 27th July, 2006

Posted by Zapper 27th July, 2006

I never knew him, but already you can see people thought so highly of him. This is very sad, it makes you realise how fragile life really is.
Posted by Duncan 27th July, 2006

This is horrible :/

Posted by Ski 27th July, 2006
Posted by vortex2 27th July, 2006

R.I.P . I loved One Step From Reality, it was a brilliant game.
Posted by Liquixcat 27th July, 2006

Posted by DaVince 27th July, 2006

Strange, I haven't the slightest clue of who he was... But Rest in Peace, man.
Posted by Yai7 27th July, 2006

That's too much for me, I can't stand it too.
I'm sorry for you darren, if you can still read this in heaven, I cry for you mate. I'm sorry... Sorry...
Posted by Greasy 27th July, 2006

A sad time.
Posted by Greasy 27th July, 2006

What was the cause of death?
Posted by Matt Boothman 27th July, 2006

My avatar said it all along.
Posted by Mike Domingues 27th July, 2006

No matter how he die, it was a decent guy.
Posted by Padsterr 27th July, 2006

One of the few decent oldies! This is awful. Good lad and everything.

Posted by Zimtower 27th July, 2006

Posted by ..:.Phox.:.. 27th July, 2006


this really made me feel bad.

RIP mate...

Posted by David Newton (DavidN) 27th July, 2006

Posted by Simon Colmer 27th July, 2006

Posted by Fifth 27th July, 2006

I never even knew him, and yet his death feels so close...
Posted by skn3 27th July, 2006

Death reaper was one of the old kilkers and he was a cool guy to chat too. He was very motivated and creative, even WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY back when us "oldies" were the newbies. So rest in peace!
Posted by AndyUK 27th July, 2006

that is sad, i don't really remember much other than his avatar.
Posted by Bartman 27th July, 2006

Rest in peace, man =/
Posted by Nev6502 27th July, 2006


I shall remember many-a chats on IRC years ago, buddy.

Rest in peace.
Posted by Dr. James MD 27th July, 2006

OPM- Brighter Side comes to mind here. Poor guy; silly, pointless death.
Posted by 27th July, 2006

=( too bad. Rest in Peace.
Posted by Meteorite Capacity 27th July, 2006

Oh, poor guy. *sob*
Posted by eddy 28th July, 2006

Although I do not know you, I hope you make it safely to heaven.

Rest in peace.
Posted by JustinC 28th July, 2006

Can't say I knew him but here's a post. R.I.P.
Posted by Jimbob 28th July, 2006

It's a little scary when you find someone so young who you have talked (typed) to before has just died. I didn't really know him well, but R.I.P.
Posted by 28th July, 2006

Posted by Noyb 28th July, 2006

Rest in Peace. My condolences to those left behind.
Posted by columbo borgi :C 28th July, 2006

Posted by Pkeod 28th July, 2006

Aw man, >__> wtf.
Posted by Pkeod 28th July, 2006

This is pretty sad for me because I used to talk to him a lot on MSN.
Seriously, do not do drugs! =(
Posted by Brovic 28th July, 2006

Sorry man, the true reaper caught you. Even with magical pills you can't run faster than the latest big boss.
Posted by BJ Turner 28th July, 2006

Wow... that sucks... if only there were an invinciblity cheat for life. RIP.
Posted by Hagar 28th July, 2006

He's born the same year as me - its made me feel really sad.

God bless and rest in peace. My condolences to go out to his family.
Posted by Strange Culture 28th July, 2006

I remember seeing his name way back in the olden days of daily click and seeing his profile on faceparty but I never knew they were the same person. I never spoke to him but I wish I had now he sounded like a cool guy. RIP
Posted by Martino A. Benjamin 28th July, 2006

Rest in peace, man. I wished I knew you more...
Posted by Airflow 28th July, 2006

May your life have been rich and wonderful. Your philosophy certainly allowed for it.
Posted by joeythefag 29th July, 2006

Man thats such a young age to. I never knew him, but from how you guys talk about him, I wish that I had. Rest in peace.
Posted by shftd 29th July, 2006

Rest In Peace =/
Posted by Omni 29th July, 2006

It is always a disappointment when one of the old klikkers passes away. He was born the same year as my brother, too. I hope his spirit can rest easy knowing that, from the things that he gave to the community, hundreds of people, those that knew him and those that didnít, mourned his death.


Posted by Rhodesy 30th July, 2006

Damn, sucks... Cya Daz.
Posted by Dogzer 30th July, 2006

oh shit.. i didn't read first, sorry. Hope he's in peace now.
Posted by Brad† 30th July, 2006

Posted by Brad† 30th July, 2006

... there's something like a 1 in 99,000 chance that someone's body makeup can cause them to die from injesting ecstasy. It's doubtful that this is a case of over-dosage or of a "drugy" going over the edge. It's more likely that he was pressured into taking or curious about the drug and this was the first time he had ever taken it. Death from ecstasy is extremely uncommon, but for that small percentile a single hit is fatale.

I don't usually visit or post here that often anymore, but to see someone who was around the same time I was, making games the same time I was, and was even the same age as I am, it's kind of nerve racking.

Thanks for posting this Circy. You're a true friend.
Posted by Ski 30th July, 2006

Curiosity is very much usually the case amongst people of this age
Posted by danjo 30th July, 2006

condolences. no drug is harmless.
Posted by Leon101 31st July, 2006

That's freakin' horrible. I didn't know him, but the death of people is always sad to me, especially when it is posted of someone on a sight that I go to almost everyday.
Posted by Muz 31st July, 2006

Yeah, it's really sad. Ecstasy is harmless for most people but banned just coz it kills those few who it does hurt, though I think it's more of 1 on a 1000. Though I heard it's a lot more fatal when taken with alcohol.

But still, it's very sad any way he died. Deathreaper was one of those few guys I used to hang out with all the time online. Heck, if it wasn't for my aggressive marketing of One Step From Reality, I think that other good GOTW candidate, Snowbattle would've won.

He'll be missed. I sorta expected to see him again sometime when he's not busy, like with ShadowCaster or The Antisony, but well.. guess not . I wonder what happened to all the other klikers I haven't seen in a while...
Posted by Blackgaze 1st August, 2006

Posted by d_ 1st August, 2006

Posted by d_ 1st August, 2006

It's really sad.
Damn drugs! >X
Posted by Mike Domingues 1st August, 2006

We could a game dedicated to him !

You should read the only article he've done.
Posted by Mephistex 1st August, 2006

A real shame, DRX was one of the good guys.
Posted by columbo borgi :C 1st January, 2007



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