Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized

Update 4/17: It has been a week since we made an announcement about Larry Harvey, and we would like to provide you with an update. Though we wish we had better news to share, Larry continues to be in critical condition. His vitals are stable, but Larry is not conscious and we don’t yet know the extent of the damage caused by the stroke. Larry is surrounded by close friends and family, and we all continue to hope for the best possible outcome.

We are humbled and honored by the outpouring of love and support from the global Burning Man community. We have heard from many people about the importance of prayer and faith in times like these. There is great power in good intentions, and we are filled with gratitude for all of you who are giving us positive energy and hope.

Please keep Larry in your thoughts. Thank you so much.


This is a difficult announcement to make. Our founder and friend Larry Harvey is currently hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke on Wednesday, April 4. Larry remains in critical condition. While his prognosis is unknown at this time, Larry is receiving excellent round-the-clock medical care and constant companionship from his family and very close friends.

We know this news may be startling and saddening for many of you, as it has been for us. Please send your positive thoughts and intentions to Larry and his family. If you feel moved to share well wishes, notes of gratitude, or your best and craziest Larry Harvey stories, feel free to do so respectfully in the comments below. For those who would to like to send messages directly to Larry and his family or share reflections more privately, please email TheHat@burningman.org.

While this is a challenging time, we are encouraged by our community’s ability to come together when it matters most. Some have asked how this may affect our organization and our operations going forward. Rest assured, Burning Man and Black Rock City 2018 will go on. If there’s one thing we know for sure, Larry wants us to burn the Man.

We look forward to sharing more information when it becomes available. In the meantime, we ask for patience and support as we navigate the effects this has on all of us.

Thank you for sharing your love with each other, and your love of Burning Man with the world.


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296 Comments on “Burning Man Founder Larry Harvey Hospitalized

  • Marnee says:

    Sending tons of love to Larry and cherishing his playful, thought-provoking, irreverent, egalitarian nature.

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    • Supernova says:

      After 25 years of marriage and a surprise divorce, I connected with an old friend and attended my first burn. In the 10 years since, my life has been full of art, friendship and the love of amazing, intellgent, artistic people. Thank you Larry, for creating a world wide movement of love and art. Words cannot express the love and gratitude I have towards you, and the gift of your burn. I reflect back the love and healing you have given thousands of of burners. Thank you, from the deepest part of my heart, to yours.❤❤❤ SuperNova

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      • Lisa Kellogg says:

        Beautiful words…!!!! Touching and bring tears of gratitude to my eyes and heart..!!!

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      • Lisa Kellogg says:

        Beautiful words…!!!! Burning Man has changed my life in so many positive ways. I’m forever grateful, blessed and touched by the extra special gifts of life that I’ve received from Burning Man…!!! I you Burning Man. Sending you lots of positive healing energy Larry Harper…!!!!!

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      • TBone Tod says:

        Diddo on your story, Supernova. After 22 years of marriage. I too, was surprised with a divorce. I’m coming up on my 11th Burn this year having found a “new” phase in life to the point of having my artwork on display in the Renwick Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. Who would have thought? Not sure where I would be in life without the vision of Larry Harvey from so many years ago. He has truly touched literally millions of lives. Thank you, Larry. Thank you for the posted updates. Blessings to Larry and the entire BMan family.

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    • Rat Lady says:

      Prayers and positive thoughts go forth to you Larry. We love you and will continue your vision.

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    • Swordfish on the line! We got you Larry. Thank you Thank you Thank you for your immense wisdom and indomitable Spirit. You introduced me to the unreal universe of love and service. Thank you for believing in me and allowing me to serve the LLC and community.

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    • Milan Prša says:

      I’m not a ‘thoughts and prayers’ type of person, but there is something I need to express.

      Most of all, gratitude.

      Larry Harvey was one of the guys who burned the first Man. He is The Guy who wrote the Ten Principles.

      Although I’ve never met him, I’m pretty sure that he’s not the Man.
      Just a Guy carrying a torch. One of those girls and guys who need to light the way.

      A communicator of complex harmony. The spark, the idea of a creative sandbox is the best way out of the darkness. It saved me. That’s why I’m grateful.

      There are a couple of gifts I received from perfect strangers who know Larry personally, namely Misa Rygrova, Meghan Rutigliano and Marnee Benson – Patience, Grace and Acceptance – echoes of a vision.

      And I do my best every day to carry on these virtues. When in harmony, one plus one is more than just two. There’s an added value.

      For as long as I’m aware of the Burning Man Project (10 years probably) I’ve learned that it pays off to be different – it’s the only way to change the world.

      And, Mr. Harvey, you sure are something else. Stick around, Sir, shine on!

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    • Sonjia Miles says:

      Dear Larry,

      I just got word that you are in the hospital surviving a massive stroke. Please know that there are prayers of healing being sent your way! I am sorry that we have not been able to see each other as much as we used to when I was healthier and going to Burning Man constantly. Even if I am not out on the playa anymore due to health reasons, I still feel to be an elder, and that is something that I will forever cherish.

      Please get well quick!

      Much Love to you and to yours,
      Sonjia Miles
      aka the Holy Hemptress [Black Rock City NV via San Francisco CA circa 1975]

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      • Ralph Nauta says:

        Lovely Larry! You changed the lives of so many by just doing what you believe in eithout compensation. What a ride. I hope you get well lovely man to see this years burn (and many more) that you worked so hard on. Your ideas are pure. Love you!

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    • Sonjia Miles says:

      Please pull through Larry I want to meet up with you on the playa once more! Our home away from home Black Rock City NV aka Burning Man!

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    • Larry is a force of nature. I have known him since 1991, and Burning Man literally shaped my life as a young artist. I have been praying for him nonstop. Yesterday, he was awake for a period, and was able to raise his arm on command, so that is very hopeful. Larry, we love you, and we know you are strong. We are all rooting for you .❤️❤️❤️❤️

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      • john steele says:

        You say Larry was awake, are you for real? this would be huge for me as he has been my friend for 23yrs and i havent heard any news for awhile. Please respond. Thanks Tiki john

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      • Tiki John,
        Yes, he did wake up a few days ago and was able to follow a command to raise his arm. My friend Dana Albany was with him nonstop until she had to leave for a wedding in Mexico. She said that when she left he was awake, moving around a lot, and trying to pull out his oxygen tubes. I have nothing further at this time but I took it all as hopeful, and that he is fighting to come back.

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    • The Dutchess says:

      We love ans appreciate you In unimaginable ways! Please get well and stay with as long as possible. We’re all rootin’ for you! ❤️

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    • Rich Lorenz says:

      get better, larry.

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  • Will Chase says:

    Speechless. Sending my thoughts and best wishes to my good friend. Hang in there and get well, Larry.

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  • Sarang says:

    Sending love and gratitude to Larry…

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  • George Post says:

    We are all pulling for you , Larry.

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  • astro says:

    COME ON LARRY!!! NOT YOUR TIME!
    We are PULLING FOR YOU!! Burning Man changed my life.. it’s touched so many…

    Love Astro….

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  • Jeremy Day (TxtBook) says:

    Rooting for you, good sir. You’ve a legacy that shall live forever, and we all wish for you to share it with us for as long as possible.

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  • Michelle Geil says:

    Sending you love, light and healing energy, Larry. You are the man behind the man, and you continue to touch all our lives.

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  • Sylkia says:

    Sending healing thought, strength, and love to him and his family.

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  • Toni says:

    May you have a speedy recovery. Best wishes to you and your family

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  • Crispy Dave says:

    Larry, Get well and have a speedy recovery

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  • Jason says:

    Much love to you Larry, you can pull through this. My father has had three strokes and is still with us 20 years later.

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  • Terry Pratt says:

    Hang Tuff Larry!

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  • Sergio Meadows says:

    Love and light Larry! Praying for a full recovery!

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  • Witchy says:

    I’m sending you love, Larry, and remembering the good times—making art together for your home and late night whiskey & conversation in the Cafe.

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  • Sharon Cunningham says:

    Sending much love & light from The Tuna Guys. Looking forward to serving u again on playa

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  • Oh my….sending light and love from the Shwangunks in upstate NY. Where to put this News. You are loved by many. How can we be of best service? Please let us know.

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  • costume jim says:

    beaming all our healing energies from nyc. praying for playa magic.

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  • Just Joe says:

    Larry is cool.
    I’ve had for or five unremarkable conversations with him at the event over the years. What made them so unremarkable was that I was just talking with another Burner.
    My thoughts are with you and your family, Larry.

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  • Dustin Fasman says:

    Sending love and prayers.

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  • Gibson says:

    Hang in there Larry, get well soon! My dad had a stroke and he recovered nicely, I want you to do the same. I believe you will.

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  • eggchairsteve says:

    Your vision has forever affected innumerable lives…
    Hoping for the best.

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  • Barbara BARE McLean-Moebius says:

    Oh no… what to say or how…. i havent spoken to Larry in about 3 yrs since taking some time away from the playa due to surgeries and finances. I always loved seeing him if only for a moment to just say hello before he ran off to another meeting….. Larry, if youre ready these messages or someone is reeading them to you just know that MANY MANY people love you and are wishing you well…. theres some fine people that can run this ship until you return to the helm. Much love and healing relax and know things are under control…. GET WELL SOON…… with love
    Barb BARE McLean-Moebius
    ICE MISTRESS to XANDRA
    ARCTICA 1997-2014

    I WILL BE BACK… AND SO WILL YOU….
    Barb…..

    GET WELL SOON….. YOURE LOVED AND NEEDED

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  • Tetris says:

    Hoping for positive news. Get well soon.

    Burning Man has brought and continues to bring me never ending possibilities, connections and hopes for the future. Getting to discuss this with you was brilliant. Sending love.

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  • Dale Weber says:

    Hoping for a speedy and thorough recovery. We need you man… the man needs you man … we all need you man!

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    • Piney says:

      Yes, Larry pulling for you! Take your time, rest, come back to us. I mean shit, Dude, we just finally met last fall. Having you kidnap me, to the back deck was pretty cool.
      Love ya man, Piney~Mom!

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  • Molly says:

    Herman and I love you Larry. You’re in good hands. Just work on getting better. We’ve got this end.

    xxoo

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  • antron says:

    I’m hoping for the best for you!

    Thanks for everything you’ve done. You’ve changed my (and many friends’) lives. I hope there’s more.

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  • Catnip says:

    Sending healing energy and loads of positivity your way Larry. This is only a little hiccup along the path, you got this!

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  • Vesper says:

    Love and strength to Larry and his family.
    I have never actually met Larry in person, yet his vision has touched me so profoundly, and I know countless others feel the same way. My life would not be the same without his influence.

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  • Marta says:

    Sending love and healing energy from Seattle. Please stay with us, Larry. Heal and get better. The world needs you.

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  • Ranger Beauty says:

    Sending Ranger & EMS love, healing thoughts & support Larry all the way from New Park, PA
    Rangers Beauty & RatBastard
    Radio Electra 89.9 FM

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  • Mike Lange says:

    Get well soon Larry the world awhats your speedy recovery.

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  • Sticks says:

    Happy thoughts and prayers for Larry & family.

    My happy memory of meeting Larry… 2010, my and my buddy’s first burn. We received EA passes to help setup our placed camp “Yes, Have Some”. We arrived late Saturday night (this is when the gate officially opened at midnight Monday morning I believe), and started unloading and setting up our tents. My brother said, “Stop that! Get your bikes and go ride around and check out everything.” We did so. It was around 10:00pm. We were camped at 7:30 & C. We rode to Esplanade, cruised around all over the open playa, checked out a bunch of stuff though so much was still being built and there were a lot more empty spaces back then, and eventually ended up over near 2:00 & B or C or D… wherever the skateboard ramp was. We had a couple shots at a bar at or near the skateboard ramp, it was about 1:30am, and it was getting a little chilly (we were in just shorts and t-shirts of course). We decided to head back to camp. We rode out to Esplanade. As we rode along Esplanade passing maybe 4:00 or 5:00, we saw a camp made up of a bunch of RVs in a semicircle with a burn barrel near the center and a couple figures hanging out. We decided to circle back and warm up a little. We set down our bikes and asked if we could come warm up a bit; we were warmly welcomed. We talked with these two guys for a little while, and then realized we hadn’t done any introductions. I said, “I’m Dan. This is Larry.” And, one of the other guys said, “Oh, I’m Bill and this is Larry as well… Larry Harvey.” We talked a bit longer before heading back to camp. That made for a very good first night ever on playa.

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  • It was my honor to meet you in 2015 in Taiwan, but before that we had shared experiences in San Francisco in the 1980s with the Cacophonists and Baker Beach.

    You have created something beautiful that may very well last forever.

    I hope with all my heart for your full recovery.

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  • Sarge says:

    How many dreams have danced behind the twinkle in his eyes? Thank you, Larry. The dream is alive and well.

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  • Fiery Bush says:

    Sending love to you Larry. My partner and I met at Burning man 6 years ago we are so grateful.

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  • RainbowCrone says:

    You are surrounded by love and healing energy that you created, Larry! Heal fast and burn on!

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  • Painter john says:

    Hang in there Larry.

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  • b getz says:

    Sending healing vibes to you Larry. Thank you for being you. We appreciate you. Wishing you a swift recovery

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  • turnerBroadcasting says:

    Ok, Larry. You can get back on this horse and ride it. We need you , man. You can do it.

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  • Seagangster says:

    You got this homie!
    I have yet to have the pleasure of meeting you Larry, but still I am crying. Three years ago, before I became a Burner, there is no way I would have cried for a person I did not know. Your event is THE best thing that happens to this planet!
    Thank you my Brother…Feel better soon.

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  • DragonLee says:

    Sending love And healing light to you, Larry. Hugs.

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  • Dana Ullman says:

    Hey Larry! We’ve got you surrounded with people who LOVE you…SURRENDER!!!

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  • John Hell says:

    You’re in my thoughts Larry. Rest up and a speedy recovery to you.

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  • Sebastian says:

    Best Wishes for a Speedy Recovery!

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  • Every time I talked with you, my respect increased. You started a grand thing and had the vision, courage, and wisdom to nurture it to live well beyond all of us. Godspeed.

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  • Razor says:

    Get well easy, this is the time to take a break and come back stronger

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  • Neal Milch says:

    Larry, you are and always will be “the Man.”

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  • erny huelke aka horney says:

    oh so so sorry larry! praying for your healing and recovery! you and friends created such an awesome festival with such beautiful art,the burningman and the temple! so very blessed and grateful to have attended 10yrs and was a temple guardian for 9yrs. being part of the temple builder this year.
    take care,my dear,namaste,erny aka horney
    namaste )'( burn on!

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  • Gordon Gossage says:

    I just saw this announcement. I only heard Larry speak at the Nevada Museum of Art last November and only spoke with him for two minutes. However, he is such a positive force in so many lives. In a world of negativity, he and all creators and sustainers of Burning Man bring joy in the present and hope for the future to hundreds of thousands. I use the present tense because even with a massive stroke, rehab can create miracles. If anyone knows experts in Traumatic Brain Injury, please contact Larry’s family and friends.

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  • Andy says:

    Larry, you have created one of the most life-changing events on the planet. I send you my best wishes for your full recovery.

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  • We’re all pulling for you Larry!
    You got this )'( <3 )'(

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  • Stay strong Larry, you’ve been such an awesome inspiration since I met you in 2000 and we all need
    you more than ever! GET WELL SOON )*(
    Sending you healing wishes, love & magic…

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  • Sleep Dep says:

    I “stole” a golf cart once, when it was my job to apportion them to the needy masses of staff members. As a joke I was going to try to drive it through the food line at commissary to pick up my dinner, back when such things *probably* wouldn’t get you fired. I pulled up to the door, and facing away from me, at the back of the dinner line, right at the threshold of the tent, was Larry. He turned around and gave me kind of a confused “The hell?” sideways look, and I just slowly backed away as if nothing had ever happened. No drive through for me, but I also never heard a single word about it. Not sure if he realized what I was trying to do, or if he just decided to not care.
    Hope you pull through, you big weirdo. Thanks for not getting me in trouble.

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  • Nicole FKA Technopatra says:

    Sending you love and healing vibes; keeping you and those who love you in my thoughts, Larry.

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  • Ceiling Cat Prophet says:

    I am sending you love and healing purrs. I am hoping that doctors and nurses bring you back to health.

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  • Magic Kristian says:

    Virtual hugs. Get well soon. We first met on the elevator at the Market street Burn office. Great and inspiration to keep building and dreaming.

    Pull through o’ pal.
    Best,
    Magic Kristian

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  • Thor Young says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Larry!

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  • Cesar says:

    Shocked and saddened by this news, I know you have an incredible family around you and a loving community who’s hands you are in. You have changed my life and given me a community I cherish, thank you. I’ll see you on the playa.

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  • Nai`a NEWLIGHT says:

    May the Goddess mend you swiftly and completely, o, Bringer of Precious Dust!
    Surrounding you in healing green light from Maui.

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  • Matt Hatter says:

    Sending love and light to you Larry. Hope your condition stabilizes and you have a speedy recovery!

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  • Glenda Solis says:

    sending you healing wishes towards your recovery…….as well as love…..from bathsheba

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  • Kelly says:

    Much love and all good wishes for a speedy recovery from the North Bay. We love you Larry! May your sense of humor pull you through.

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  • The Edge says:

    Sending positive vibes and prayers. Gods speed.

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  • Robert Severance says:

    Whether you know it or not, you have created the greatest and most pervasive positive force on Earth in modern times, and if any single person has changed the entire world for the better beginning with a simple deed, it was you! Stay with us, Larry….

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  • Carl Copek says:

    My thoughts and prayers for are with Larry and his family as well this community which he founded and leads by his example.

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  • Waynerd says:

    You’re not even close to being done here yet Larry. Come back to us soon.

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  • Patty says:

    Sending all good thoughts and love to the family.

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  • Skorpion says:

    Prayers, healing energies, and good thoughts to Larry.

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  • Cobalt! says:

    Larry, reading through the messages before mine bring home just how many lives you have changed with your creativity and brilliance. I am the person I am today because my Playa Godmother, DustBunny, “introduced” me to the amazing Community that is Burning Man. Your vision has massively changed my life as well, and I thank you for that.
    Now it is time for you to focus your energy and imagination on yourself; healing yourself so you can join again us in Black Rock City in 2018 and for many more years afterwards. Much love, healing and (((huggs))) to you from Cobalt! and DustOff at Ranger Outpost Napa.

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  • Spanks says:

    I want to send my deepest thought and well wishes to you Larry. Please don’t let this ruin your burn. Get well soon because the man burns in 145 days and we need your beautiful face there. ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Jason1969 says:

    I know you are reading this, Larry. ❤️

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  • john steele says:

    I cant even put into words how bad i feel about my brother Larry. When I met him 24yrs ago, I new I would know him all my life and I know I wouldnt be the same person today if i hadent met him. I was lucky enough to spend time with him over the yrs.Larry is one of the most important people in my life and my heart hurts so so bad. Please make it through this….Love you Borther.

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  • Rebecky says:

    Like a God to many, but so humble with a presence to last lifetimes. My first burn in 2002 I watched you as they lifted the man and thought how lucky I was to witness that with you. The stories your soul owns… many of us will ever know. Safe journeys, my friend, you’ve changed my life and many others.

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  • Patricia says:

    I wish you swift healing.

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  • Liz says:

    Prayers and love to Larry and his family and our extended BM community. With much gratitude.

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  • Eric says:

    Peace and Healing Larry. Warmth and strength to his family and all the communities he has helped. Thank you Larry for the fire, light & joy you’ve ignited in us.

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  • Fancy Pants says:

    When Larry speaks, you sometimes think he forgot what he’s talking about. Just when you give up and think he has gone off to a different planet, he brings it back around in the most brilliant way. It leaves you wondering how you didn’t see the connection all along. It’s just one of his gifts and a privilege to witness.

    Bring it back around Larry. We’re rooting for you <3

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  • Moonbeams says:

    Shaking the chicken bones fast and furious for you Larry for a full and speedy recovery! Sending up petitions of strength and comfort for your family and friends and steadfastness and wisdom for your care providers.

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  • Ripple says:

    Larry…behold what you have created. Our loving community of like-minded, open-hearted, courageous adventurers, voyeurs and exhibitionists, entertainers and artists, muses and musicians!! We are ALL pulling for you!

    Life has changed irrevocably….for you, for us. As it will and it must. It is dynamic…heal my friend!

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  • Tangles says:

    Dearest Larry, you don’t know me, but you KNOW me. I’m one of the thousands of humans who’s life you have touched in a profound way. I’m sending you healing energy & lots of love & gratitude. Please know that you have fanned the flames of many spirits & will continue to do so.

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  • Naked Gourmet says:

    To Larry Thank you so much for your city of dust
    From which i made the best friends of my life.
    The art, music & most of all the people gave me hope for the world. Thank you for sharing your dream & your love.
    Ng

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  • Janele Smith says:

    Much love to you and your family.
    See you in the dust….
    Jella

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  • Kickstart says:

    You have greatly touched my life and many others. Thank you for everything. Please get well soon, dear Larry.

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  • CinnamonGirl says:

    Holding healing space for Larry’s recovery and prayers for him and his family/community.

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  • Samana says:

    Sending positive vibes and healing energy

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  • Texas says:

    Sending love and light, and the kind of peace and deep healing only the playa can inspire. Thank you for all you have done for those who seek. Fight. Please, fight.

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  • Willing says:

    Sending love and wishes for a speedy recovery. Here’s hoping you know what a positive effect you’ve had on so many.

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  • Hunter says:

    Sending you lots and lots of love and a ridiculous number of positive thoughts. Stay strong and focused on living many, many more years.
    It’s not your time yet…
    Stay strong Larry, we love you…

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  • may the giving, loving, joyful, and thoughtful spirit you have shared with us, be reflected back thousandfold to support your journey out of the darkness and into the light…

    we will light the path with you…

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  • sara says:

    We love you, Larry. We are all incredibly grateful for this community you have created for us. Hang in there and see you on the playa.

    Love,

    Poni

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  • mi-ek says:

    I’m just one of many grateful thousands, but I’m sending as much of love, as many hugs and all the hope for speedy healing I can muster.

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  • RubylaserJules says:

    Sending love and best wishes for a full recovery to Larry, his family, his closet friends, and the whole Burning Man community who understand how valuable his contributions have been. He seemed so pleased at the Smithsonian Renwick Gala last week. Heal fast!

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  • HoneyBee says:

    You’ve changed our world ~ stay strong and be with us <3

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  • Melody, Marina, and Danni says:

    Sending so much support + love to you and your family for a smooth and fast recovery. You have created a masterpiece + a movement that has changed all of us and the world.

    With so much gratitude,
    Melody, Marina, and Danni

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  • Good vibes from all of uscin #tribetranzzission.

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    )'(
    #wepartyharder™️
    #king™️

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  • Mel Jade says:

    Be strong Larry you can do this.
    Love to you,family & friends.
    From the burner community world wide
    )'(
    Mel

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  • Trilo says:

    Thinking positive thoughts, Larry. Rest up and feel better, there is still so much fun to be had.

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  • Mehl Renner (A Green Man) says:

    Larry – You created the spark that has ignited the possibility for so many of us burners to live life in a far more free and exciting fashion than the so-called normal default world. Also the ability for a prevailing spirit where we all love each other without hesitation. The burner bond is playa dust that never settles. Hang on, keep that same spark within you alive, mend well and know that your tribe loves you!

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  • grim reaper says:

    Stroke likelihood increases for all of us over age 50. Things to watch out for are smoking, high blood pressure, obesity and cholesterol levels. If you haven’t gotten a recent physical check up, now’s the time.
    If you suspect someone is having a stroke (paralysis, numbness on one side, difficulty in reasoning etc.), call 911 and get them to an emergency room . Time lost is brain lost.

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  • Leo says:

    Miracles happen Larry because you created a miracle. I pray for your speedy recovery so we can see you on the playa in AUGUST

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  • Mogado1 says:

    Oh, Larry, pull through…story could never surpass the immediate you

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  • French burner says:

    Light and love to you and your family. Take your time to get well, you have an amazing team that makes sure the burn goes well. Focus on yourself.
    <3

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  • Fabi says:

    I’m very saddened by this news.
    You have created an amazing culture of inimaginable proportion that spread all over the planet . Many many Lives have changed in better because of your vision, including mine.
    I love you and i’m sending you all the love ❤️ and healing I received in the last 20 years by following your vision.
    You are blessed with gods like qualities and you will recover fast from this, emerging stronger and even more loved, if that is possible .

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  • Moze says:

    Thank you for all the things you’ve shown me Larry. Thank you for being a kind visionary. So much love for you man. Hang in there. Everyone is pulling for you my friend.

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  • (Tempo) Thomas Beckfield says:

    Thinking of you Larry! Hope you have a speedy recovery! Tempo

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  • The Eye says:

    Feel better soon Larry!
    Love from all of us at Disorient.

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  • Larry, We are rooting for you!! I envision you walking about in your best Larry Harvey way. Get well!

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  • Jenerator says:

    Sending all of love to you Larry and your family. This includes all of us who have found our extended family through Burning Man. You have done something beautiful by pulling us from various walks of life into this amazing life together. My heart is sad but full of love for you. Come back to us!

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  • Starman says:

    Proudly burning since 2003 ! Relocated from NYC in 2006 to be part of the Bay community. So thankful for your perseverance and keeping going against the critics…We’re a global movement now and rest assured that we’ll carry on the fire.
    Get well Larry. See you in the dust.
    A ranger + A Man Watch Crew member

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  • Absinthia says:

    You’ve changed so many lives, Larry, including mine. My mind is racing this evening with so many crazy stories with you over the years, most involving way too much Absinthe. Your green faery sends you healing love and hopes for a chance to make more stories possible!
    Love and ,
    Absinthia

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  • Danny Leclair says:

    There are very few visionaries whose reach is global (if not intergalactic). You sir are such a kind. Only you know if this is your time but regardless you will never be gone!

    Love you for all that you’ve given me and the millions of people who I call my tribe.

    Love you to the stars!

    Danny
    1001 Nights

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  • Rob wolf , aka the damned lawyer , Devachan Lounge says:

    Larry, I have never met you, but, you have been my friend, my mentor and my spiritual guide for many years. I thank you for all of this. I wish all the spiritual power

    that we all have is directed at your recovery.

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  • Mike Foster says:

    We met in the making of a movie about these machine creatures held captive in an organic world; the studio was a warehouse in Hunter’s Point in ’88 or so, we had some good times!

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  • Kindred says:

    Sending my positive vibes for your speedy recovery Larry! This like so many things and like Burning Man itself is a reminder to treasure everything and everyone we are graced with, for as long as we have the ability to enjoy their impact on our lives. Thank you so much for everything you’ve given us!

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  • Rubix says:

    The best of wishes and energy to you! Please get better soon <3

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  • Mark Stowe says:

    Dear Larry and caretakers,

    The brain is a computer that programs itself, and it is impossible to know a stroke victim’s prognosis for a long time. After my father’s severe stroke in 1999 I built a tandem recumbent tricycle to give a feeling of the outdoors and of empowerment in the very difficult state that he was in (see website link below). I am colead of the contradance camp, and from dancing around the country I have seen how contradance is possible for the disabled including the blind, deaf and wheelchair bound.

    I hope you program your way around your damaged connections and bounce back relatively quickly. If not I have a mix of conventional and unconventional advice based on experience (including trike advice) that I would be happy to share if contacted. The most important is beware learned helplessness. A really good physical therapist will know tricks for how to resist it.

    Makers rebuild. I hope you are lucky and come out the other side stronger. Thanks for our home.

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  • Geomom says:

    It’s always tough to come back from a stroke, but I have known many people who blew their doctors’ minds with their recoveries. Hoping the same for you, Larry. You will be bombarded with millions of love rays whatever the outcome. Maybe someone will sneak some playa dust into your soup :) Love from me and all the crazy Nevada desert rats at Ass Stamp Camp and Horsecock (now in 4th of Juplaya mode only, but still scattered among ASC and DPW).

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  • Analog (TomS) says:

    Best Wishes Larry!
    We Love You and are beaming Positive Healing Energy to You for a quick and full recovery!
    <3 <3 <3

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  • Cloud Catcher says:

    The whole of the universe has dimmed, in sorrow and pain. Even Absurdity paused for a moment to shed a tear of compassion for her dear friend Larry …… My heart goes out with the hope that his health returns.

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  • Sirius Red says:

    No words. You have helped me to change my perspective of where I fit in this world. Much love beaming from PA.

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  • Mathias says:

    Larry !

    Wir schicken Dir aus Deutschland alle Kraft und Zuversicht die es gibt damit Du sobald es nur geht wieder wohlbehalten in unserer großen Familie sein kannst. Pass auf Dich auf, wir sind ganz nah bei Dir auch wenn wir so weit weg sind !

    Disco Duck
    Good ol germany

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  • Scott, Joey, Sandy and the entire Slumlord crew sending positive vibes to Larry, his loved ones, and the Burner Family.
    Mr. Harvey’s vision and “Opus Magnus” has had a profound effect on us and the wonderful friends we discovered in the dust……….for life. )'(

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  • Jay says:

    Sending positive vibes from a Canadian Burner. Fight hard Larry!

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  • Bart says:

    Lots of love and strength for Larry and family!

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  • Gunita says:

    Hoping for the Best. You got this. Love and Light. No words can describe how important you are. Modern Day Genius ❤️

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  • Alison Adair says:

    Sending lots of love and healing your way. Burning Man for three years has been a life altering and changing experience for me. I have evolved in so many positive ways and will continue to grow. Thank you and everything that the burn has given me and to the universe. We are all pulling for ya. You got this! Thinking of you and your entire family sending so much love and light.

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  • Gerflash says:

    Thoughts, prayers, and warmest burning wishes for your speedy recovery, Larry, from a guy who’s life you changed immensely. We only encountered each other once, when I corrected a spelling error on the street to be named “Effigare” for Leonardo’s Workshop. I submitted the correction “Effigiare,” and you magnanimously acknowledged that by having a large tome, namely, English/Italian Dictionary delivered to me on the Playa. I state my chops above to let you know that the old saying, “Dust thou art, and to dust thou shall return” had it a bit wrong. It’s really “In Dust thou creates art, and back to the dust shall thou return yet again and again.” It’s simple once you get the hang of it. So I want to see you at BRC this August. Don’t turn me down!

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  • Buckhorn says:

    Sending all the hugs and energy there is in my sole to you Larry. May you have peace strength and love during this tough time.

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  • Karen Kuehn says:

    Bless You Larry Harvey

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  • Nola says:

    Got the news down in South Africa. I don’t personally know you Larry, but know of you. Sending love, light and hopeful full recovery to you. Wishing your family and friends strength during this difficult time. I know this is not easy, as my father also suffered a massive stroke. My thoughts are with you <3

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  • Peter Schurman says:

    Healing love and light.

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  • Lorraine Swift says:

    Wishing Larry and his loved ones hope, love, light and healing.

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  • Mari says:

    Sending positive energy from Germany (Alsdorf, North Rhine-Westphalia) to you and your family and sending wishes to the universe that you will get well soon. I hope, we will see you at this years burn.

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  • Robert “Profassle” says:

    Last year I came to Burning Man just a week after my Stepfathers first stroke. the Burn was hard at times, for varied reasons, but I appreciated it for giving me a community I could turn to and escape for a little while. At least somewhat.

    He died in October. It’s been tough. But knowing I will put something for him in the Temple this year, and knowing how much he probably would have loved the burn helps me. Even if we would have called us a bunch of goddamned hippies.

    Larry started this community that I turn to. And I appreciate what he helped create.

    Goodhealth and Godspeed to him

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  • Petr Dousa says:

    Love & Gratitude Larry!
    Burning Man changed my life.

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  • What you started has utterly, completely and irrevocably changed my life in a wonderful and beautiful way.

    Get better, for there are lots of us who still want a world with Larry Harvey in it.

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  • David Neuman says:

    Larry, all if your friends at the Black Rick Bijou are sending you light and love.

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  • Lisa Motel says:

    Dear Larry,

    I met you just once at a book signing in Los Angeles. Absolutely no one has as many friends as you.

    What a crap thing to happen… f-ing stroke and if it’s good vibes that cure… hundreds of thousands of friends worldwide are vibe-ing your way to make a miracle of healing just for you.

    Thank you Larry. You hear it all so often. How many lives your brainchild touched and changed. But behind

    the words and sentiment is something so deep. So connecting. So transcending… my life is filled with joy and creativity because of you. Filled with friends and fun… because of you. Filled with dance and dreams… because of you.

    When any of us thanks you… know just how deeply touched we all have been because of you. How all the words fail because it’s the fire and the music, and costumes and the love… the dust and the heat and the stars… it’s the pilgrimage and the exodus. It’s all night and all day… it’s the beat and the bass and the hugs and more.

    How to wish you well and to thank you and to be there for you.

    Lots of LOVE…

    LIsa Motel

    12 year Burner, 2006-2017 and counting!

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  • Robin Hood says:

    Sending my love to you Larry. As I am laying next to my best friend Damien Grey as he is in the process of transition it has me wide open in my heart. Life is so precious.
    I have such a sweet memory from 4 years ago when Megs sang one her beautifull songs up on your balcony area at first camp. It was so sweet to share that song just the 3 of us as BM was roaring.
    Rest well as your heal.
    Much Love Robin Hood

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  • Sonica Spirit says:

    Larry, I know your still with us but we’ll write your name on the Temple at AfrikaBurn this year in gratitude and humility… May your journey be peaceful and gracious while you’re still with us and into eternity if you choose to go. Thank you for the opportunity you have created for us to be a community of the strange worldwide. AB DPW has a saying: Pain is Love. I feel like you would understand. Thank you, Sonica xx

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  • Pepe.k says:

    Speedy recovery Larry…Shine on !!!

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  • Joseph Schepps says:

    Get well soon Larry
    Thank you for your service to this community.
    You have helped inspire millions to be themselves and make art along the way.

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  • Joe says:

    Thank you and Godspeed

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  • Juergen says:

    Larry, PLEASE get well again.
    You showed millions of people freedom, art and a better world.
    Larry we need you!

    Juergen

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  • Dave Kim says:

    Larry,

    My first official burn was supposed to be 2016 but was delayed until 2017 as I suffered an ischemic stroke which paralyzed the right side of my body. I thought I was never going to walk or play the electric violin again but by the support of my amazing community and never giving up, my brain found another path to communicate with my arm and legs and I worked my ass off to make it last year and camped with my new family at Distrikt. I’m walking again and playing music. I don’t know what your situation is but be patient with yourself. Know that any limitations you have today is not your limitations tomorrow. You will get through this and we’re all pulling for you.

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  • Renaissance says:

    I hope you get well Larry. Just know that the entire burner community is lifting you up, and if there is anyone I’d want to have my back, it would be this community, that you have built. We have infinite strength and love because of what you dared to dream into reality. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will be sending all the healing thoughts I have your way.

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  • Rob Blakemore says:

    The UK community sends you our love and best wishes, Larry. The news has been passed throughout our UK networks, and burners far and wide are sending on their support. We’re all rooting for you. xxx

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  • Larry, I’ve been thinking about you after enjoying your candor and spunk in the 2006 doc Beyond Black Rock. Your thoughts were particularly appreciated since I have been on a mission of pondering my employability :)

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  • Burning Man also has transformed me in many ways too numerable to put into words. Transmitting Loving Healing Light your way Larry!!!

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  • Raaaaaaaandy says:

    All the best in healing & happy health to you and your heart! Keep beating and less stroking!! Hehe. Lil heart humor hopefully helps! Cheers to & from all Framilies!

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  • Chris Cuomo says:

    Obviously this is Trump’s fault

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  • Steve Ratti says:

    This hit me like a brick. I can barely think, write, move.
    Hang in there my friends. If there was ever a community to lean on, this is the one.
    The New York Burning Man Community will be doing our weekly get together tomorrow and we’ll be sending our love In-Mass!!!!!

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  • Paul Carey says:

    This isn’t it Swordfish. We’ll yet contemplate the cosmos while snuffing our smokes into your altoid ashtray.

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  • POC Camp says:

    Dear Larry,

    We love you. People of Color Camp is pulling for you.

    Yours,
    POC Camp

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  • Justin S. (dragonfly) says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Larry! You have made such a profound impact on me and the world! You have created an incredible community of people around the world that I feel honored to be a part of and we are with you in support and love!!! Get well soon!!

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  • JoLynn, Illuminalia says:

    Larry! Thank you for the foundation of Burning Man! I hope you get well soon! My heart is with you. Burning Man has changed my life and because of you I learned to be a fire performer and now lead a group that comes to Burning Man every year. I don’t know where I would be without you! Sending PRAYERS, LOVE, and HEALING ENERGY to you, as are hundreds of thousands of people! You must feel it!

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  • Susan says:

    Can we still bring him to Burning Man? Like Weekend at Bernie’s.

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  • Amani Ellen Loutfy says:

    Thank you, Larry. I truly can’t imagine my life these past decades without your influence. Rest assured, you’ve made an impact.
    Wishing for you to be unafraid and feeling ease, whatever this transition holds for you.
    In gratitude.

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  • Joerg says:

    Dear Larry,
    the German burners send their love and a heap of our very best wishes for strength, luck and a speedy recovery. You have done great things for all of us. You are in our dusty hearts ! BURNER LOVE

    Burners, you all know the T-shirt with the words
    “Larry said I could do this” ….
    this says everything !!!

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  • Dawn Passaro says:

    Sending my love, Larry. Hoping for the best possible outcome. you are loved by many! Thanks for all you have done. <3

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  • takashi says:

    I’m japanese man,You made my purpose to go to America.I am grateful.
    Get well soon,larry.

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  • Stay Strong Larry. God Bless! We will be praying for a safe recovery here in the UK.

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  • Dianne Severance says:

    Get well Larry and know that there is a big world of people out there who love you, have been transformed by Burning Man and send you their healing love.
    Dianne and Eric

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  • Sharma says:

    Your community surrounds you, draw from our energy and will yourself to heal. We need you, we love you, come back to us.

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  • Best wishes to you Larry
    I will chant for you
    All the best
    Love & Prayers

    NMRK

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  • Nomadic Spirit says:

    Thank you for the years of life changing experience. May you have a smooth recovery.

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  • Big Cheese says:

    Some 17 years ago I came to my first Burning Man and my life was forever changed in the most wonderful ways. Thank you Larry and I am sending you best wishes, love and positive energy your way. From one old Burner to another, get well soon and I’ll see you on the Playa!

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  • Luke Skywwalkers says:

    That moment when you realize you can’t take it with you. Maybe he should have given more control to the people. RIP, sweet prince.

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  • Rebecca Waggoner says:

    I’m a believer: recovery from stroke is real. I suffered 5 strokes at the age of 30 – and went on to heal my life at Burning Man. Sending you ALL THE LOVE

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  • Spike says:

    I used to camp at 1st Camp with Larry. He spent most of his money on whiskey and hookers, and the other 10% he wasted on going to Burning Man. He was a good friend.

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  • Storm Dine says:

    Larry forever positively changed my life and the lives of so many others. So often life just creeps up on you and if you’re lucky you get a magickal jolting moment that gets you back on the right course. Thank you Larry for your bravery! Wishing you a very speedy recovery! May the light of everyone you touched torch a path for you.

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  • Munster von Toeman says:

    in 2008, I met Larry on the playa and we shared a beer. He let me sample his toenail cheese and I cultured it and turned it into a multi-million dollar business. I sold the company for more money that I could ever spend. Thank you, Larry. Thoughts and Prayers.

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  • Dah! says:

    From one of your unknown-to-you major beneficiaries… Oh, you have opened our hearts with your actions. Trusting you right there, now and forever, with your and our inner self. Dah!

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  • Keith says:

    Get up my dude. Godspeed.
    Ambassador of the universe

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  • Bunnymat says:

    Goodnight, sweet prince. God has called you up to sing with Jesus and the angles. You’re in a better place now. RIP.

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  • Patsy says:

    Healing thoughts are being sent your way. You have changed the lives of so many and in fact have made the world a better happier place. Thank you for BurningMan and for changing my life for the better forever! Much love to you and your family at this terrible time. We are all pulling for you.
    ✌️❤️. Panoushka

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  • Ninja Kit'n says:

    Dear Mr. Harvey…
    Sending you love and positive energy to propel you to a speedy recovery. Please know that because of your personal journey, we have all benefited and are now enriching our personal journeys in ways that would have never been possible.

    Thank you for creating an environment that puts love first for each other and for the environment in such a creative and unique way.

    I personally have been touched by your ethos and am truly grateful for the life changing experience. Big Cheese proposed to me on my first burn night in 2012 and I will always remember how special it was for me. Get well soon!

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  • Andrew says:

    We love you Larry! Thank you for creating such a transformative, amazing place and community. We’ll see you out there again real soon.

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  • Paragon says:

    We love you Larry! You are in great hands. You are an amazing creator! Remember the Cacophony you continue to create in all of us. Sending healing thoughts, positive energy, love and light.

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  • Thumper says:

    Hang in there and get better soon Larry we want to see you at the Burn!

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  • Gerard aka Hi Love Picard says:

    Well I dont make it to The Playa often due to the obvious difficulties of access via your success and hard work. Youve done well old man. Since you are a Harvey…I think you should accept your new cross to bear and hang around for…..”the rest of the story”.
    Enjoy the seeds you’ve sewn and continue watching your garden grow.

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  • Suki says:

    You gave us a playground to build, dream, and to express our ideas, no matter how crazy or radical. You started and grew something special and unique. I’m sending you hugs and love and please know, you are never alone. You are surrounded by a globe of amazing people who love you. We are here for you. Get better Larry.

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  • Darryl Haney says:

    Wow sad news to say the least !! I wish you well and may all the happiness you have given come to you now and make you well.
    Your vision of the burningman changed my whole existence since my first burn in 1996 I have not missed one since and don’t plan on missing going home ever. Just wanted to say. To you thank you for everything life would truly suck with out BRC for me it was the one thing in my life that made me feel at home in my own skin and that is worth more than money could ever buy get well soon and burn on. Peace )’(

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  • Alexandria Zech says:

    Sending love and light for healing ! You are pioneer and a visionary and let the collective WE help heal your heart and body. Well wishes and get better soon!!

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  • Ishie delaney says:

    We love you Larry!!! You are in our hearts and prayers. Sending healing and strength through your recovery!! Thank you for all that you have done for the community!!! <3<3<3<3<3 )*(

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  • Slona says:

    Have a speedy recovery Larry!

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  • Lance Leopold says:

    Get well soon ,Larry I know you will…..

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  • Michael Kerschbaumer says:

    Only words I can find right now:
    Anything that Camp Love Cow can provide for you Larry &Fam please do us the pleaseure of asking! We run the gamut of healing arts and have practionioners from energy work right on through to western medicine.

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  • Elizabeth Haase says:

    Wings and spikey tails from Saints and sinners, Larry. Your vision transformed us. Prayers are with you, and forever in grattitude, Raindog n RaRa

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  • BOBZILLA says:

    BMIR loves you Larry. Get well soon.

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  • Mark says:

    Larry, 7 years l was visiting your BRC. Now year after my stroke I’m fighting hard to return and l know you are fighter and we will be there together one day again, keep fighting!!

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  • Jennifer Childs says:

    Get well soon Larry. We are so thankful for your work and amazing vision leading the Burning Man community around the world. Sending positive vibes and well wishes to you and your family.
    Our Dragon Burn Community in Shanghai is thankful for everything we learned from you and Mariam at the Asia summit in 2015. Mdme Jen

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  • Kimba says:

    I was surprised at the last minute to learn that Larry was going to attend my job interview. I panicked for a moment since I knew there wasn’t time to ask for advice about what to say. In conversation, for some reason I said, “when I saw the UFO plans in 2013, I really thought you were off your rocker”. Somehow, I got away with that and I was hired. It continues to be a pleasure to serve.
    Love you Larry.

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  • Samuel K. Ackerman aka Discobug says:

    Many years I thought about what I’d say to Larry given the chance. One day shortly after returning from BRC, leaving an ATM where I’d withdrawn $ I didn’t have to spare to help out a friend in more dire straits than I, I saw the back of a man who I presumed to be a ranger given the emblem on his Jeep. I ran to say hi and thanks and to my surprise it was Larry who turned around. I was conscious of the fact that he was just trying to get to the grocery store but finally being presented with my moment that I had dreamed of for years I let it all out and gushed about three minutes to read about how much the event and meant to me and nearly everyone that I love and how grateful I was for its existence and for the part He played in bringing about. And how from being only 10 days a year and occupied about 30% of my psychic dream Rome and was the context about which my mother first came to me and dream after she passed away. I could’ve gone on with the soon he probably heard all this million times. To my surprise he told me that many people I told him many things about their experiences Burningman over the years but what I just told him was the most moving he’d heard. I don’t know if that was true but it was certainly nice to hear we both shed a tear in hugged and that was my experience of Larry. Speedy recovery, see you on the Playa.

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  • Dawn says:

    Sending healing thoughts & prayers for a complete recovery

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  • Fluttermuffin says:

    Larry Harvey, our fearless leader! Get well soon. I don’t know you personally but you must be a fighter if you can pull off decades of very dedicated work for BRC and the community as a whole. You have helped change so many peoples lives with your continued vision. I’m sure you have the themes for the next 10 years planned and we need you there with us to make it happen! Much love and light.
    -Fluttermuffin

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  • Colleen says:

    Non- judgement. My heart is now open, and I had thought that it was already open wide. So much growth since and so much more to come. The ever-evolving nature of this planet and all her inhabitants absolutely keeps me on the edge of my seat at the same time as has me as comfy as can be. My thoughts, prayers, and good juju are being sent to you and your loved ones. Thank you for creating a space where love is unconditionally given and received. May the world learn to open their hearts, even if they may think it is already open wide.

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  • Nastasya says:

    The whole world is holding the hands and wishes you stay strong and get well as soon as possible for all of us. The beautiful thing you’ve had created has enormous impact on people’s lives, all our love and support are with you and with your family! ❤️❤️

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  • Curtis Coleman says:

    So so very sorry to hear this. Sending a calming voice to you, my friend, from across the field. Sending lots of love during this very difficult moment.

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  • Charles Armstrong, Fernley, NV says:

    As a survivor of TWO strokes (the last on April 1, 2013) I have one thing for all of this community. DO NOT give up. DO NOT let the doctors give up. And for Larry, DO NOT give up. Three years from my last stroke, I still have issues, but they CAN be overcome.
    Well wishes from ‘R 1’

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  • Dana Oneil says:

    My heart flows with sadness and deepest love and gratitude to you Larry….xoxoxox foreva and eva…

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  • Pooh Bear says:

    Hey Larry,

    Remember last summer when you encouraged all of us to build our own man and Burn it the morning after the burn. Remember how that got cancelled. Well this weekend members of our camp gathered from all over NorCal to burn that sucker! When it looked like it was going to be too wet to make that happen we rallied and said, “just put more tiki torch juice on it” and low and behold it worked. Thanks for all the inspiration. You got this.

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  • Kelp says:

    Never met you Larry but also never met Budda. Get well – you are a Force. Ok, well, if you don’t get well, all Burners know you changed/enhanced our world forever. We will try to piss clear without you, and will never forget.

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  • Snappy says:

    Larry get well soon. With great gratitude for thinking out of the box and creating this thing in the desert. As a famous hippy once said… we need ritual. We need magic, and bliss, and power, myth, and celebration and religion, and music in our lives and to some extent it all exist in Black Rock City. Thanks and get well soon.

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  • West County Boy says:

    I am very saddened by this news but hope you have a speedy, full and complete recovery. You are one of the most amazing people of our generation who has created something that has touched all of us very deeply.

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  • Mike Peyton says:

    I was recently at the Renwick show in DC and got to meet Larry, and his brother Steve, for the first time.

    It was and honor, but more importantly, I got to thank Larry personally for all he (and his crew) has done for the BRC community, for expanding my world as a result, and for the positive energy in a world that has such a deficit of it, these days.

    I am so glad that my primary thought was to thank him personally, and got the chance. He has heard it a million times, but it meant something to me to say it personally, so he KNOWS what he means to all of us.

    Larry is due the same positive energy that he has spread to the world, in return, but a million times over.

    Here is to you Larry and all our most positive energy back to you so you can recovery and come up with more crazy ideas.

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    • Alice Haines says:

      Burning Man saved my life 10 years ago. Without the vision of Larry, I would not be who I am today. His efforts gave me hope, and although I looked professionally and personally successful on the outside, I was struggling and needed support of like-minded people. I didn’t know my “tribe” existed until I experienced my first burn. Thank you, Larry, from the bottom of my heart. May the universe heal you and bring peace to those close to you.

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  • airport mayor and bonanza heidi says:

    our thoughts are with larry and his family at this time….we are all pulling for your recovery….stay strong and know that you are loved….
    airport mayor and bonanza Heidi
    Arctica

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  • Ken Lubkowski says:

    With eternal gratitude for the community you developed, I wish you a speedy recovery. Peace, love and positive thoughts abound.
    Ken

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  • Mystry says:

    Lovely Larry,
    I met you a few years back in front of the temple, while discussing with the builder the pre-burn details. A young woman came up to you and offered up a well orated poem she had written, and you graciously stopped your discussion, and listened. You listened and received her gift to you. That was a powerful example of the very best of gifting, and receiving, and one I always remember. Your greatest gift to us, is an incredible and profound experience, that still, by magic,becomes energetically born on the playa each year. If you are able, please come home again this year. If you must leave us for your next home, rest and know we will continue to pay forward this gift of burning man, for all its beauty, it spreads love beyond measure, as have you. Peace Larry.

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  • Alan E Fernandez says:

    Oh nooo.. I feel a certain connection to Larry, I hope he gets well very soon, sincerely.

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  • Kathy Ketman says:

    Hey Larry, I was glad to run into you at Steve’s party. Though my path diverged years ago into smaller and more introverted cerebral spaces, I realized that I still feel kind of friend-like toward you, based on that party scene from back in the day, where we didn’t know each other too well but there was a community vibe. You are a complicated guy. I respect the good thing you have done. All the best with next steps.

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  • Shelley Jo says:

    Dearest Larry – You do what you need to do, and come back to us if you can. You have manifested a deep BURN around the world and in my heart. Forever grateful for your gigantic tough baby. SJ

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  • Melt says:

    Dear Larry, I love to make sure people love Burning Man because you always make sure we enjoy our life. Now I want to make sure you know that I, as one of countless people, do care about you. ….

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  • Danablaze says:

    Oh Larry Harvey,

    Your creative vision of art, magic, fun, and community has touched soooooo many of us in such a delightfully fabulous way!! Thank you for being an out of the box non conformist thinker with grand ideas! Thank you for birthing such amazingness! You have opened our senses and our minds to a whole new world. 14/15 years in a row!!! Sending both positivity and healing vibes ,

    Love, Danablaze n Sweet Stache

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  • Jasper says:

    Keep strong Larry! We need you on the playa this (and the coming) year(s)!! No event in the world started so small and ended up being a global movement. It brought me a lot and cannot wait to be back this year after 5 years absence. All the best to you & your family! Grtz from Amsterdam

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  • Bliss says:

    Gratitude.
    Wherever your journey takes you, know that you have changed this world. We are with you. I can’t find the words to express all that is in my heart but from the very first moment I stepped onto the playa in 1995 my life has never been the same. Gratitude.
    Praying, sending love.
    Whatever the path – we’ll see you in the dust.

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  • Fem says:

    Sending you positive energy from Switzerland. I got to experience Burning Man for the first time last year and it has been life changing. You have truly created something magical.
    Lots of love
    Fem

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  • JCat says:

    Thank you for all you have given us. Thoughts and love to you

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  • Josh says:

    Sending positivity and healing your way, Larry. Thank you for creating an experience that not only brings people closer, but also closer with one’s self. Wishing you a very speedy recovery.

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  • Janet says:

    You’re an asshole, Larry.

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  • farid naib says:

    People generally leave Burning Man a little more happy, thoughtful, and / or changed for the better. Larry thank you. The world needs you, please stay with us.

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  • Kat says:

    Larry. Finding Burning Man has changed my world. Your gift to humanity is priceless and the world is growing in a much more positive direction as a direct result of all that has grown out of Burning Man. My heart and thoughts are focused on your recovery so that “selfishly” the world will continue to benefit from your “heartfullness”.

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  • Jess Laub says:

    Thank you for everything you’ve given, and will continue to give, to this world Larry. You’ve connected so many of us in proufound ways that are beyond explaination and I am forever grateful for the movement you started. Sending healing energy, love and prayers your way. Get better soon!!!! Xoxo

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  • Wishing you a speedy recovery Larry. You’ve created a beautiful community and your job isn’t finished yet. ;-)

    Sending you and you’re family well wishes.

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  • bobzilla says:

    Sending positive vibes from the entire BMIR-FM crew!

    Bobzilla and Kanizzle

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  • EGGS Bar says:

    Your impact on so many people is simply beyond measure. Our lives are forever bettered because of what we created together, we own you thanks for your vision.

    EGGS Bar crew are holding a seat at the bar for you.

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  • JM says:

    Sending love and healing vibes from Vancouver, bc,
    <3 ~
    Thankyou for the gift of burning man. I have never met you, but your energy has touched mine, and has helped shaped my values and creativity <3
    Wishing you a speedy recovery, the human soul n body are tenacious to say the least, and I’m sure you are a fighter!
    May re-wiring your brain just be another creative endeavour!
    xo

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  • Jeremy Hockett says:

    Sending good thoughts and many smiles your way Larry!

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  • Star says:

    Sending so much aloha & Love to you Larry ~ thank you for founding & nurturing the phenomenal amazing beautiful community & entity that is Burning Man.
    Forever deeply grateful ,
    Shine bright dear one! Heal & rest well.
    With Love from Melbourne,
    ~*Star*~

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  • Craig Ellenwood says:

    Sending healing vibes and positive energy to Larry and family. I’ve been a burner since 1991 and met Larry in his kitchen in SF and pitched him the idea of dance music at Burning Man. He gave his blessing and that was a pivotal moment in my life. I have so much respect for Larry and his vision, and our collaborative creations over the years. I’m just stunned but we must embrace major changes like this as part of life.

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  • PT says:

    Ergoloid mesylates….

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  • Kathie Roberts says:

    Peace to you, Sir. Thank you for inspiring with your vision and your love. Heal well and God bless.

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  • Larry, thank you for giving Me Permission!! I can’t remember the year, somewhere around the 25th Anniversary. I come across Junga pulling a 26foot Airstream, My Playa name is Desert Smile (thank you for that too while we are at it). I typically have to speed up to about 45 mph in order to JUMP the train tracks at Terigo Crossing. It’s quite the spectacular Mad Max Adventure given that the incline to those tracks is about 6 feet above sea level. I usually have the passengers out of the truck so I don’t high Centered and I’ve been told that I get Air with All 8 Tires! The real fun starts when we jet Across Deep Playa for the 9 o’clock gate. 1 year 7 Black Rock Ranger Trucks converged on our 6 Like stealth fighters letting me know that it was time to slow down and powwow. The Journey in deep Playa has always been the most invigorating experience! After all of the Rangers finished high fiving each other that they had pulled me over, I was eventually approached by a Gentleman in uniform, that had the name-tag “Larry”. He along with the other Perimeter Patrol were encouraging me to turn around and take the service road into Empire. “officer” Larry allowed me to Plead my case which was basically that it would be insane to jump back over the train tracks, and possibly treacherous. At that point Larry said” well You are very resourceful, and that would be a long way back. I think you are going to like my Party this year” and Larry had us escorted safely to the front of the line. So Larry, get well!! Thank you for including me in the most Radical way, I look forward to shaking your hand the next Time we meet. Desert Smile!!

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  • Chewie says:

    I heard the sad news from the Playadust mailing list. I have never met you, but Burning Man has had a great positive effect on my life. When there’s so many negative things in the media, and so many stupid decisions being taken by those in power, you go to Burning Man, and it restores my faith in humanity.
    I just wish I could come very year!

    Best wishes to you and your family.

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  • Jake says:

    the guy still owes me $20. this shit sucks.

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  • Deji Olowookere says:

    I only got to know about burning man not quite long but alas I have seen you have been affecting lifes and since I have been in the lifes that you have affected, it sure means that i have known you for long.
    You are a fulfilment and your works lives on. I am happy this is said to you while you are here with us.
    I however will not hesitate to say that you get well, up and strong too, soon, this I pray for you in the name of Jesus I believe. You got to see some more. And to the family and close allies, I join the larger community to say thank you for the care, please stay strong with Larry.
    Larry lives.
    Cheers

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  • Tressa says:

    love and prayers to u and your family from me and mine.

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  • Steven T. Jones says:

    I’m truly saddened by the news that Larry Harvey had a stroke and is in critical condition. As the founder and creative spirit of Burning Man, he was generous with his time and insights over many years as I covered the culture and event for the San Francisco Bay Guardian and then for my book, The Tribes of Burning Man. We talked for hours and it was a treat to watch how his mind worked, always striving to connect the burner culture to current sociopolitical dynamics and other great movements and ideas from throughout the ages. We didn’t always agree — in fact, we had a few high-profile conflicts over how the event was evolving — but I always respected Larry, his values, and his creative vision for Burning Man. He has been a philosopher king of the modern American counterculture. I pray he can still will his way back to a full recovery and I stand with the larger burner community at this sad moment.

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  • Mel Huffman says:

    Larry after everything you’ve been through & all the miraculous things you’ve done, You Can Do This! Rest up, put up a good fight, get to reading all of these love letters, & sing! After a stroke singing can be easier than talking. Then let’s get to dancing
    I’ll see You Sr in the dust!

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  • Larry… You have blown our minds for the past 31 years. Wavy Gravy said it… “ You need a new mind”. We are all stunned and wish for you a full recovery. You taught us how to Burn… and now it is ours to return the favor. Cheers to You and Stewart and all of your friends who love and admire you, and what you created for us.

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  • turnerBroadcasting says:

    From when you were doing doing installations inside big warehouse spaces in SF.

    From the desert. From the beaches. We shall not stop in our hope that you will get better. So fight it from the air. Fight it from the ground. Fight it from the sea.

    Fight. And win. Keep a stiff upper lip.

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  • Paul Carr says:

    Hey Larry,
    I have never met you but my first burn was in 2005 and I have been “Home” 4 more time over the years. Needless to say that event has changed and solidified my life in so many ways I can’t list them all here..
    I will be mindful of your condition at the present time and wish a healthy recovery. I am certain that all my camp mates at Big Puffy Yellow Camp are feeling the same way.
    With much Love,
    Cadjac

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  • Claire Yargeau says:

    Dear Larry,
    My first adventure to the playa was in 1997..where I camped among cow dung piles and fellow enthusiastic newbies. It was a key experience for me, and it paved the way to life adventures in thinking, acting and being. When you came to speak in Vancouver (B.C.,) I was too shy to speak with you. Because, although you are a humble man, you are also a living legend. Your simple start and your continuing work of facilitating a vision of what’s good and true, has made a difference. I count myself along-with millions of fellow earth travelers who admire and appreciate your vision and hard work. You have helped pave a solid road to a better world while ensuring a firm foundation that will carry the weight of growth. The Burning Man Project is well underway, with thanks to YOU.
    Now, you are in the hospital. There has been no news of your status for days. I -we, your spirit family, are worried. If you have to go, Larry, the project will no doubt continue on, but oh, we prefer you to stay. Stay and play. Please.
    Be strong and get well. We want you with us, Larry!
    In Gratitude, Clouds Claire

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  • Drilldo says:

    Sending you much love and healing energy. We all look forward to hanging out with you on our Art Car on Saturday night before opening… Stay strong and get well soon. With love from all our crew.

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  • Dear Larry, You are appreciated and loved, Bad Unkl Sista has been honored to participate your amazing vision since 2004! We are sending love and a wish for your healing, we hope to see you in person again this year. We are always dancing for you.

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  • Hedge says:

    With all the incredible love being thrown Larry’s way … How could it possibly have any other outcome other than sensational?

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  • Lynn Marshall aka DCLynn says:

    Oh how beloved you are Larry Harvey! So many of us owe you so much and have no way to pay you. Amazing memories and fabulous principles to live life by. We hope you aren’t ready to say goodbye yet. There’s so much living yet to do for most of us. I remember meeting and talking with you and Marian with such fondness. Maybe Caring should be the 11th Principle. Because you have shown us that Caring for each other is cool.

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  • Cindy says:

    we love you Larry; get well soon ❤️❤️

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  • Dwight Captain Hat says:

    Wishing you healing and grace and joy and laughter!
    You have created such an amazing gift for so many people, like me, that may have never met you and know you only as co-creator.

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  • particle says:

    Dust isn’t meant to settle, although it does from time to time. We all hope you don’t settle too long. The playa winds will be coming to get you up and back on your feet. Peace, Love and Good Dustiness stuff to you and your family Larry!

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  • Shenanigans says:

    There’s been a lot of good Larry stories going around my community since we heard.
    As usual, Larry brings people together and gets them talking.
    He’s touched a lot of lives and made the world a better place. Nobody can ask for more.
     

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  • Amourena says:

    Much gratitude, Larry. May you get through this and burn with us again.

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  • Brian Thomas Lambert says:

    When I tune in I feel joy. Many great souls praying for you Larry. A lot of love is around you. How could it not be! We support you always.

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  • Darian Shapiro says:

    I believe in miracles . If anyone deserves one it is Larry.. His love, generosity of time and spirt and belief in a greater goodness in mankind are standout remarkable.
    My prayers and love are with you.

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  • agu says:

    praying for the best ! muchas gracias por todo, hope all align soon.

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  • Miles page whitaker says:

    I never had the opportunity to make it to BM
    Never could afford a ticket and i never heard of the founder larry
    But my humble request is sir larry if you make through this transition
    Stay with me in japan
    Hot springs onsen are a great way for recovery
    My heartly blessings
    Your everwell wisher
    Miles page whitaker
    Aka mukunda krsna dasa

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  • Love you Larry. Keep fighting it. I know you have more themes in that amazing head of yours for us to ponder…

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  • epiphanystarlight says:

    Black Rock City Department of Accessibility (Mobility Camp) sends love, well-being and recovery to our beloved friend and inspiration. <3

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  • firefly says:

    We at the Transformus family of burns send our love and support to Larry and all those in the Burning Man family. We hope for good news <3

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  • Peejay says:

    Updates on this?

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  • Mama B says:

    Thinking of you, Larry….and wishing you a speedy recovery surrounded by peace/love /joy. You’re an inspiration…for creating a dream we all can visualize…and hope for the future!!! ❤️

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  • Lee says:

    I am sending love and light!

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  • Bernie says:

    Can we still drag him out to the playa this year?

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