Cobalt The Fox

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Cobalt The Fox (born May 19, 1994,[1] in Baltimore, Maryland, USA;[1] died October 6, 2017)[2], real name William David Gonce,[1] was a fursuiter who lived in Perryville, Maryland.[1]

Furry activities[edit]

Cobalt joined the furry fandom in late 2011.[3] His fursona was a blue-coloured red fox.[3]

Cobalt's alternate characters were Tobie The Wolf and Leam the Rat,[3] the latter of which was a fursuit that Cobalt bought on Furbuy.[4]

He was on the staff of Fur the 'More, as one of the Rangers security group.[2]

Real life[edit]

Cobalt was a graduate of Perryville High School (class of 2012) and the Cecil County School of Technology, where he studied agriculture.[1] He was a member of the Community Fire Company of Perryville.[1]

Cobalt was formerly employed by the Holman Contract Warehouse, Inc. and the 7-Eleven store, both in Perryville.[1] He had begun a new career at the Inc. fulfillment center of Perryville.[1]

Colbalt's interests included camping, fishing, and playing computer games.[1]


On the night of October 6, 2017, Cobalt passed away from a heart attack, after feeling ill for several days.[2] Two years later, the Mid-Atlantic Anthropomorphic Association announced a $1000 educational scholarship in his memory.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 William David Gonce obituary in the Cecil Whig. Dated October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "So long Cobalt, and thanks for the memories" - posting on the Fur the 'More account on Tumblr. Dated October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Cobalt The Fox's profile on Fur Affinity. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  4. Leam the Rat's profile on Fur Affinity. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  5. MidAnthro announces scholarship program for furries - Mid-Atlantic Anthropomorphic Association, Flayrah (October 17, 2019)

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