Tzup (pronounced Zoop; born November 18, 1965, died March 27, 2018) was a fursuiter who lived in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, though he frequently travelled to Iowa, United States. His partner was Inuko.
Conventions and events
Tzup attended many furry conventions, including:
- All Fur Fun (2008)
- Anthrocon (2007)
- ConFuzzled (2011)
- ConFurgence (2015)
- Feral! (2003-2005)
- Further Confusion (2007, 2009)
- MiDFur (2001-2006)
- Midwest FurFest (2005-2006)
On March 22, 2018, Tzup fell ill with a sore throat, which developed into a severe chest infection and pneumonia.
On March 26, Tzup stopped breathing, and his parter, Inuko, performed CPR before emergency services arrived to transport him to hospital. Comatose, Tzup remained stable, but unresponsive that morning. With tests showing high blood sugar and ketone levels, he was treated for diabetic ketoacidosis.
The next day, Tzup's condition worsened, with his blood pressure rising to dangerous levels. A specialist was called in, and emergency brain scans showed that brain death had occurred. On the March 29, at 12:25pm, Tzup passed away after his life support was turned off.
Tzup at FC 2009
- " Book 'em Danno!" - posting by Tzup on his LiveJournal. Dated November 18, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
- http://wildnights.org/goh Retrieved June 2, 2011.
- Tweet and pastebin document by Glennjam on Twitter. Dated March 29, 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- Tzup on Fur Affinity
- Tzup's Little Furry Ball of Stress - Tzup on LiveJournal
- Tzup on Twitter
- Tzup on vimeo
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