RTX Crash Victim Memorial - RTP Extra

Rooster Teeth Podcast: RTX Crash Victim Memorial - RTP Extra

In this special RTP Extra, Burnie is joined by Kevin DiCicco, one of the survivors of a fatal automobile accident involving a group of RT fans on the way to RTX. Kevin shares the stories of his friends Kyle, Dale and Holly in this touching memorial episode.

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  • Heavy_Mettle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    It's nice seeing RT taking a break from the comedy to do something serious like this.  So sad :(

  • Filip_Vojvoda

    2 months ago

    Mad Respect 

  • Lloyd_Edgar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lloyd Edgar

    2 months ago

    This is so sad. Respect.

  • Tamashi

    2 months ago

    People keep throwing around the word respect. and how some people are saying it showed be earned. Respect is not earned. It is given. It can be lost. But it is always given. 

  • Snowyamur FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Founder of the RDDT

    4 months ago

                          

  • purplemacaw

    5 months ago

  • DHalfacree

    6 months ago

  • purplemacaw

    6 months ago

    No offence to anyone but why is this a thing, it matters to no body outside of their immediate family and friends its; IMO silly to glorify these random fans who died, if they went to rtx and nothing happened none of us would give a shit so why should we give a shit now

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      6 months ago

      Because respect.

    • purplemacaw

      6 months ago

      Respect is earned these guys did nothing to diverse ours. Don't get me wrong what happened to them sucks but its not something that matters to people who didn't know who they were before the accident.

    • kdicicco FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      "No offence" goes on to say offensive thing.


      This is a "thing" in honor of those three fantastic people who were lost. All you are trying to do is get yourself more attention by making a controversial comment on an emotional tribute.

    • purplemacaw

      6 months ago

      i mean that seams to be the sentiment and yet no one has actually provided an explanation as to why. also what did i say that was offensive. only reason i said no offence was because i recognized the possibility for misunderstanding due to the lack of tone in a text based medium. given that i said no offence and that all of my statements are factual and accurate say for the one that was my primes i don't see how i was misconstrued and do genuinely what to know.

    • Sttahl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      What a fucking asshole you are...

    • TravelMug TravelMug

      6 months ago

      Because they are and forever will be part of this community you prick!

    • HereComeGiants FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      I mean it's one thing to think this, but to actually TYPE it into the comments of a memorial video is what makes you a miserable asshole. I mean honestly do you stand outside of cancer fundraisers and yell "I DON'T HAVE CANCER SO WHY SHOULD I GIVE A SHIT?!" Helpful tip: reread your original comment and then reevaluate who you are as a person.

    • purplemacaw

      5 months ago

      well a cancer fundraiser is a preemptive strategy so no, and despite the tone of my comment and the reaction that it provoked i am genuinely curious.   

    • purplemacaw

      5 months ago

      as for travel mugs response ... sad to say but no, no they wont; a few months from now the only people who will remember them were the people who knew who they were before they died which brings me back to the premise of my original comment why would we glorify these people, its silly. (again sorry fro any misunderstanding due to a lack tone). I in no way intend to disrespect these people but rather want someone anyone to explain this reaction to there death; i am actually curious.

    • IDwell

      5 months ago

      People got angry at you because you said what you said like you didn't care about these people. They are fans of RT. So are we. As fellow cockbites we need to look after eachother. If someone from our community dies we respect them. No matter how long ago it happened. Obviously if they went to RTX and they were fine its all fine. But they died. So now we mourn them.

    • purplemacaw

      5 months ago

      IDwell ... thanks for the mature response, the reason it sounded like i didn't care about there people because i don't ... it is possible to not want to hurt the family and friends of the victims (hence i conveyed my message and subsequent questions to you The People not F&F) and also not care for or feel the need to glorify some random people, i thought i made that clear, i was asking why you care.       as for the comradery, i dont know ... i dont feel that its important i dont care about you or anyone else that i dont have an interpersonal relationship with. what i mean by this is that on the scale of people who i care about you are higher than them ... because we have spoken (through text) now.

    • AsThoIwereAg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      I didn't think that miserable cunts like you existed outside of movies 

    • purplemacaw

      4 months ago

      well that answered all my questions and really went a long way to solve the problem you perceive in my character AsThoIwereAg your the best ... fuck man read the other comments before posting yours we have already covered this 

    • TheOminousApparition God, I'm cool.

      2 months ago

      I actually agreed with this guy. It's silly to think by simply being in a Car Crash to go to a convention would get you such attention. Like he said, if this never happened, Rooster Teeth would of treated these guys like any other fan. And it's also because they were on their way to the convention. If they got into a car crash for a non-Rooster Teeth related thing, no one would care.

    • njkdw FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Most people aren't lucky enough to get this kind of memorial in their honor or in a deceased family member's honor. It's a good thing.

    • purplemacaw

      2 weeks ago

      its good for the family if the family are dumb and dont realize that its meaningless as i said none of us actually give to shits about these people we never met them so paying respect to them is an empty gesture and makes no sense 

  • arma358 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Caboose-colored SPARTAN

    7 months ago

    I just found out about all of this, including those lost...today. @kdicicco, I'm so happy to hear that you and Hannah are OK. I had heard that Hannah was at RTX this year, and had I known the story, I would've loved to meet you both. I'm so sorry that Holly, Dale, and Kyle passed.

  • iiNiQuItYy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    im barley seeing this. so late but so much respect to burnie. the community is behind you, even after all this time.

  • NichCitarella FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    8 months ago

    Papa Burnie

  • Bleuinator

    9 months ago

    The joke he had with his friend Dale. When he said "Where is Chip, Dale?" I can imagine Dale standing behind him facepalming and laughing now at it.

  • AwesomeYak

    9 months ago

    Thank you Kevin. Thank you Burnie. Thank you Rooster Teeth.

  • helveticamoroarous

    9 months ago

    respect

  • True2Caesar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    This is why I have so much love for RT. It shows they really do care about their fans and what is going on in their life.

  • TheBoyWhoCriesWolf FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    I'm actually planning on driving from Virginia to Austin for RTX in 2017. After watching this I'm a bit scared this could happen to me.

    • demonseaweed FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mad Princess Hannah

      10 months ago

      I don't recommend this, no offense. But if you are planning this, try not to drive late at night, you may see more confused drivers that way.

    • kdicicco FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 months ago

      The trip itself was fun before the worst happened. As Burnie said, the road trip is a normal thing to do and is usually a fun experience. If you go with friends it can really be a fun experience. Have much fun with your friends as possible because there's no way of knowing what will happen in life. Stay safe, because even though I don't know you, I care.

    • DePotato FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

      if you need to, take a pit stop at a hotel for the night. or if it is just you then you could honestly just sleep in your car haha, save money to get RT merch!

  • Tedworthington FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Tedworthington

    11 months ago

    respect

  • Bouvier FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This is why I love RT, never seen such a simultaneously diffuse and tight knit community!

  • vicisbored FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Oh jeez, why didn't i see this before now? I knew about the incident but I didn't know about this. Goddamn, so many tears for Kevin and Hannah and Dale, Kyle, and Holly. <3

  • andytheciderman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTCyclist/Keeper of Wine

    1 year ago

    You're a good man Kevin. RT and the community will always be there for you.

  • TjBrown TJ

    1 year ago

    This actually made me tear up, and i'm not one to tear up. This is a horrible thing to happen to everyone.

    It's so good to see RT staff, and the community helping Hannah and Kevin.


    To Kevin: Stay strong buddy. RT community will always be here for you.

  • FallingRoses FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just Ruby Things

    1 year ago

    In the words of the great Monty Oum... "Keep Moving Forward." My thoughts and prayers go out to you, and your girlfriend.

  • RamblingShambling

    1 year ago

    Damn... that was a hard watch. My condolences to the familes and friends of all that lost their lives in this tragic incident

  • aslightlyburntflamingo

    1 year ago

    I could never lose my friends my thoughts go out to the friends and family of this person

  • demonseaweed3

    1 year ago

    This was an amazing interview. I'm Hannah BTW, otherwise known as Kevin's girlfriend. I show this to my friends and family since I'm at home recovering so they can better understand the trauma. Even watching this continually makes me feel better. We will never be able to forget what we went through. Kevin's family finally gave me the memory shirt and wrist band so I wear that all the time now. If you actually wanted a personal update, I find out exactly where I am in the healing department next month, but I do start community college very soon, hopefully I'll got back to my actual college next year.

    • Nylaara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Of The Alliance

      1 year ago

      You're an amazingly strong person Hannah, I'm sorry this happened to you. Good luck in college! Hugs from England

  • AshleyWesso1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    some one told me onece poeple die 2 once when the die and once the last time some one rembers them they have a second life in memory

  • MichaelWill FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    You're a good man, Burnie. Thanks for helping to give Kevin some closure.

  • TheLuddster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Keep on fighting Kevin. The pain sadly will never go away. You just learn to live with it.

  • lukeglover80 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT is Great!

    1 year ago

    I feel like the whole time he was trying to not burst out into tears, which is even more sad.

    • SigZero

      1 year ago

      Of course he was. His entire life just got crippled in a single instant and now he's talking about what he lost to millions of people. How would you fucking feel?


      I fucking cried FOR him. He lost almost everything.

    • demonseaweed3

      1 year ago

      Just randomly thought I'd add. I started to get some of my Memories back when he went to give this interview. When good RT related things happen to him, good RT things happen to me.

  • lukeglover80 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT is Great!

    1 year ago

    Yeah, one time I was at college wearing one of my RT shirts and some girl behind me was like awesome shirt. :) There are so many fans everywhere.

    It's also really comforting to see there are so many dedicated and kind fans out there from this community.

  • lukeglover80 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT is Great!

    1 year ago

    I honestly hadnt watched this video until now, because of how sad it would be. :/ It is awesome that Burnie invited him to RT to hang out...but very sad circumstances leading up to it. What an awesome community too. All the best Kevin, his GF and everyone else!

  • meeshel

    1 year ago

    This made me cry so much. I can definitely see that you really loved your friends and you miss them so much. I can not imagine losing mine. I hope that you and your girlfriend recovery fully. Stay strong Kevin.

  • SethCross13 ImpulseChain93

    1 year ago

    Me and my best friends was literally 5 mins behind them we had to stop and get gas if we hadn't of stopped we believe that it would've been us. We was traveling from East Tn we live 5 mins from the VA border in a town called Bristol and its roughly a 5 or 6 hour drive from my house to VA Beach where I believe they were coming from. We ended up setting in traffic for 3 hours playing cards against humanity and just horsing around we finally decided to just drive across this grassy area on our right to get to across to a road so we could continue our journey to RTX we was suppose to arrive around 6 am but when we finally got checked into our hotel and go to RTX it was almost 11 I feel so blessed for not being apart of this accident but my heart goes out to the victims because I know it is horrible I have lost a few friends from vehicle accidents it also doesn't help that they lived so close to me I am thankful for everything that the community and Rooster Teeth has done as a whole for them this is why I love all of you.

  • Vae62 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Incredibly sad circumstance, but another showing of why I LOVE this community and this company. A terrible tragedy :(

  • 1dragon1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Really sweet stories, I feel bad that his friends and him got in a wreck, this is really cool of rooster teeth to do this for him.

  • Moeparker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ghost

    1 year ago

    Damn. Cutting onions.

  • smasheffect FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm 2 minutes in and already want to cry. I couldn't imagine the pain.

    I want to listen to everything, and do everything in my power to help Kevin and his girlfriend, also honor his friends. hopefully by the end of the video something will be said how I can..

  • LaCapitana

    1 year ago

    “You can trust a human being with grief. Walk fearlessly into the house of mourning for grief is just love squaring up to its oldest enemy, and after all these mortal human years love is up to the challenge." -Kate Bishop

    Kevin, thank you so much for the stories that you have kept in your heart and for sharing them with us as well.

  • JamesHowe29 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Kevin, that was truly inspiring. You showed such bravery and togetherness, in a situation which must have been the hardest you have ever had to face. Thank you.

  • BohemianDeer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm so overwhelmed by the response of the community! It's seriously amazing! Thanks for sharing your stories! God bless!

  • Cre4tiveGal01

    1 year ago

    I dont know if this will mean anything, but I have AML (Leukemia) and will probably not have a high chance on surviving, so would it be okay if I tell Dale, Kyle and Holly what Kevin did for them? Im sure they will love to hear about this heart touching story! Stay Strong Kev! <3

    • simonpetrikov13

      1 year ago

      God bless you, stay strong! ;P

    • kdicicco FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I'm so sorry about your condition. My heart is with you and I would be glad if you told them about this. We're a community and I'm so sad to hear about your condition.

  • 20R0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Stay strong Kevin

  • Heasman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Heasman

    1 year ago

    A real touching tribute. Forever immortalized for the Community to see and share.

    Beautiful.

  • TylarWearsGlasses FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    As Burnie put it, I feel as if Kyle, Dale and Holly were friends we never got to meet, and the RT community is heavily devastated by this loss. Kevin gave some very true words, and it's an eye opener to see that our time in this world isn't defined, so we have to make the most of it. When Kevin said that Ray donated $2,000, my heart became overwhelmed because our community is so close knit, and we're all a family.

  • HollyJolly13

    1 year ago

    Since this video is here, I figured I'd leave my favorite story about Holly.

    First some background information. Every Wednesday night over the summer a bunch of people would go over to Kyle's house to play smash and watch movies. It was a nice way to chill out in the middle of the week.

    So it's about 12:30 AM, going on 1 at this point and we'd hooked a computer up to the TV so we could watch YouTube videos. Someone picked the Parks and Rec season four outtakes. Most of you probably know that these sets of outtakes are freaking hilarious. (Let me tell you, they're even better at 12:30 in the morning.) All of us are in fits of laughter, and we can't stop.

    So one of the guys in the group, gets a phone call from his brother. And for whatever reason decided to put the call on speaker phone. This is what we hear from the other end of the phone: "Ugggg, oh god, yeahhhhhh you might have to take me to the ER. My kidney stone is starting to pass and I'm in a lot of pain."

    So Holly being the genius she is, leans over to me and says "Jolly, the baby's coming!" Oh I lost it. I started to laugh so hard. And a few seconds later she tops it off by going "YOU did this to me!!" I fell onto the floor I was laughing so hard.





  • RhysWaddlez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    • I'm glad to have heard the stories of your friends, Kyle. I can't possibly begin to comprehend the anguish you have suffered of late. But I think I speak for the RT Australia community (and by extent, the international community) In saying you have our condolences and our love. Keep your chin up mate :)
  • pancakes_o3o

    1 year ago

    I saw this shared on Facebook so I had to watch, I can't really say much except that the sentiment is still strong here and I see the memorial shirts and wristbands worn every time I'm up y'all's alley in the band hallway. Didn't know y'all while you were here but as you described them in the video you guys seemed great. Best wishes

  • f4phantom7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm so sorry you had to go through this,

    I lost one of my best friends to a car accident and that pain is indescribable,

  • rhapsodic

    1 year ago

    never stop telling these stories. <3

  • samitt12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    all the times we had together...but for real sorry for your loss