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Trent, you're a good guy.

From the NIN Wiki:

Darren Kroupa was a Nine Inch Nails fan who passed away April 1st, 2007.

Darren became well known to NIN fans on two occasions. First, he appeared on a photo on the NIN current page. At the time, nothing was known about him. His name then showed up as part of the story on one of the Year Zero ARG websites, Secure Broadcast Informatics, where he was a dissident who organized underground concerts and engaged in other "illegal" activities.

It is now understood that, as a gesture of the Frances Foundation, Darren Kroupa met Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails in the studio. It is thought that he may have been the first person outside of the NIN-Camp to hear Year Zero.

The thoughts and prayers of all Nine Inch Nails fans go out to Darren's family and friends.

Yeah, I would second that.

Edit: After receiving a message from Darren's mother, I changed the information posted here slightly. It was the Frances Foundation that sponsored Darren and NOT Make-a-Wish, as he was over the age of 18. Once again, on behalf of everyone who writes for and reads this website, we extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to Darren's family and friends. --maise

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Heard about this yesterday, really sad story. RIP Darren :-(

Posted by: Lauraloo | Apr 10, 2007 10:02:53 AM

I find myself in the "awww...Trent" kind of mood but it doesn't feel right. I will say that I love him for showing the human being that he is with a heart larger than I have perceived. I guess this is part of what Dierdre sees directly in him that I usually only "get" after one of her Dear Trent letters. You are a lovely man Mr. Reznor.

And if any of Darren Kroupa's family or friends should happen by here, know that our condolences are with you.

Posted by: Iris | Apr 10, 2007 10:21:28 AM

Apparently Darren wasn't the only M.A.W. kid of TR's.

Posted by: Gibber Gabber | Apr 10, 2007 11:41:18 AM

A person like Trent is really hard to find. Especially if you live in the midwest.

Posted by: Hannah | Apr 10, 2007 1:15:20 PM

It gives you a lump in your throat, doesn't it?

Condolences to his family. It's nice that he got what he wanted, and I sincerely hope that he was happy. RIP.

Posted by: RainbowVomit | Apr 11, 2007 1:27:37 AM

My condolences to his family. If I had known this last friday, april 6th, I would have enjoyed the NIN show in another way.
Trent is the man

Posted by: sebastian | Apr 11, 2007 6:27:41 AM

Damn, poor Trent is just having no luck with the avoidance of heartbreaking incidents right now is he? I really feel for him at the moment...very sharply in fact. I'm glad Darren got his wish though, I hope it was just like he imagined.

Posted by: KittyKins | Apr 12, 2007 2:30:20 PM

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