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Tom Reynolds, better known by his online handle @TomBroDude, was an American blogger and Weird Twitter personality who passed away at age of 27 in September 2016. Following the news of Reynolds' death, many of his followers on Twitter paid tribute in memoriam by retweeting his memorable quotes en masse and trolling WPVI, an ABC-affiliate local news station based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by sending pictures of a naked man to its account on the microblogging platform.
On September 18th, 2016, Tom's girlfriend used his Twitter account to announce that he had unexpectedly passed away the day before. The cause of death is unknown, though Tom had tweeted about struggling with heroin and being hospitalized shortly before his passing.
On January 30th, 2014, he tweeted "Like, when I die please just read my best jokes at my funeral and laugh aloud." Twitter users responded by retweeting some of his best jokes in memoriam. A GoFundMe was set up by Jacob Price the same day to help his mother and girlfriend pay for his final expenses, and exceeded its goal of $5,000 by over $3,000 in less than three days.
Tom had a tradition of trolling ABC's Philadelphia affiliate, WVPI, whenever they used the hashtag #6abcSnow. He also often tweeted a picture of a naked man, to the point where some Twitter users thought it was him. On September 19th, 2016, a substantial amount of Weird Twitter users spammed WVPI's Twitter account, @6abc, with pictures of the naked man in tribute of Tom.
The event was picked up by Adweek, The Philly Voice, and The Daily Dot. On September 20th, it was discovered by Twitter user @MD_Morrison that the naked man photo was of an Orange County porn star named "Michaelpornman," which sparked another series of jokes. On September 21st, TomBroDude's passing had become a Twitter moment.
 Twitter Moments – Philly Twitter gives fitting farewell to beloved Tom Bro Dude
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