Back in 2008 the leading gymnastics blogs were Perfect 10, Difficulty + Execution and Gymblog.
The most visionary blogger, however, I felt, was Aleksas Trotter.
more photos on MySpace
On April 19, 2008 Aleksas Trotter committed suicide.
He was medically depressed.
Blythe Lawrence of Gymblog posted a touching tribute.
His death was a big loss to the blogosphere. This guy was super talented for his age, a pioneering montage maker who inspired many others to start. And to explore the darker side of the sport.
His videos (over 300,000 views) are still up on YouTube – gymkingdiesel channel.
Here’s a sample. Click PLAY or watch Toy Soldier montage on YouTube.
Click through to the link above if you’d like to see it.
Rest in peace, Lex.