Rooster Teeth contributor David “Knuckles Dawson” Dreger found deceased in West Vancouver

Saturday, 22nd June 2013 13:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

It’s with sadness we report Rooster Teeth contributor David “Knuckles Dawson” Dreger, who had been missing was found deceased on June 20 near Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

A search for Dreger had been conducted after his wallet and phone were found at home. Police found his bike and helmet on May 28 in Stanley Park, and friends and family noticed he had closed his Twitter and Xbox Live accounts and left a cryptic message on his website which was once devoted to games.

A statement from the family on the Facebook page devoted to aiding in his search issued the following statement:

“We are thankful that the prayers for discovery made by everyone during this time have been answered,” wrote his sister, Danielle Dreger on the page. “It is with deep sadness that we must let you all know that David’s body was discovered on June 20 near Ambleside Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers, support and compassion.

“David was an exceptional, bright, caring and loving young man. We consider ourselves blessed to have had him in our lives, and are comforted knowing that he is now embraced in the arms of our Lord.”

VG247 offers its sincerest condolences to his family and friends in this time of sorrow.



  1. NeoSquall

    Condolences to the family.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Kieran

    R.I.P David Dreger

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Biscuitpants


    #3 2 years ago
  4. Sylrissa

    Sad news indeed, R.I.P David Dreger :(

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Beta

    Very sad news, RIP.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. sh4dow

    I hope it was “just suicide” and not some crazy stalker or something. At least that way, it would be what he wanted…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. selderane

    @sh4dow I have to gather you don’t understand what suicide does to a family. No, better he be killed by some random person. That way the family know there’s nothing they could have done. With suicide? Family and friends are wracked with questions about what more they could have done, what signs did they miss, was he reaching out and they simply missed the signs…

    Not to speak ill of the dead, but suicide is one of the most selfish acts one can perform.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    “Planning for the future is like going fishing in a dry gulch;
    Nothing ever works out as you wanted, so give up all your schemes and ambitions.
    If you have got to think about something—
    Make it the uncertainty of the hour of your death.”
    - Gyalse Rinpoche

    Rest in peace, David.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Fethennour

    May he rest in peace.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. ps3fanboy

    if only someone have given him a wii-u and a mario game… he might be alive today. rip david dawson…

    #10 2 years ago
  11. sh4dow

    @7: And I say not wanting come up with the empathy of comprehending how a person must feel to even consider suicide is one of the most selfish things one can do.
    Always this worrying about the people who obviously HAVE a functioning social net to back them up and demonizing the ones who feel like the whole world is against them (which may be true), there is nobody they can talk to (which may also be true), etc. makes me sick.
    Just goes to show why people kill themselves in the first place.

    #11 2 years ago

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