This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dennis Collins, 54, born in 1960 and passed away on July 16, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Posted by Barnabas Adongo on March 26, 2022
Your gentle soul will be received by Almighty God
Posted by 성현 박 on July 12, 2021
당신의 헌신에 감사를 표합니다
Posted by Null Void on November 19, 2020
This man is a hero risked his freedom for are's, remember him.
I don't know what's beyond this life or even if there is anything at all but i hopes its treating you well Iowa.
Posted by John Smith on August 30, 2020
"Owen"- (aka "Iowa") ....fortunately for me, you only lived 2 hours north from me. The short time on this earth that we spent together, have molded how I will live my life forever. Here is to #OP PAYBACK IS A _________ and holding people accountable. ;) .. requiescat .. #V3n0m
Posted by Bilal Zil on August 10, 2020
Ahhh denis seni görmesem de duymasam da bana doğru bakmayı ve doğru konuşmayı gösterdiğin için teşekkür ederim
Posted by Vngeance Fps on August 8, 2020
we do not forget
Posted by Last Ninja on April 2, 2020
I never had a chance to meet Owen. I wish I know about Owen. I have heard that he was a great guy with a big heart. He help many people and brought a service and contribution to the network. You will be greatly missed.
Posted by Gary Oneheart on February 23, 2019
Posted by Foz Luv on January 25, 2019
Hi D-man. Sorry for the delay. Been busy running from the pain of losing you. Thank you for waking me up and trusting me with the brilliant boys for #Op ___. You will go down in history as one of the greatest men whoever lived. The last words you ever spoke to me got through. They found ground and produced the results I believe you intended. They will never be replaced or removed from every fiber of my being-- "Stand up and stand strong. Keep doing your fun but open your lips to speak and be heard. Your freedom is only in following love's lead. You know that so do it. You never need doubt your heart, it is a good one, and it's too outward coiled to let you find much rest in a world wherein humanity is under siege by greed, hatred and war. Let truth be the source of your courage. Do your thing despite fear, worry and doubt. Love will deal with all of that. Anywhere love takes you is a place where you will have freedom and peace, Brother. Even on the battlefield. So live in that love and let your hunger for justice rekindle that fire that you once had in your belly. Eat Brother Eat."

PS. Back on grid. have to be stupid to be smart. So if you see any guardian angels looking for something to do please mention that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          my team could use a little extra watching over for awhile.
Posted by Cogi Cogitabundus on July 16, 2018
Gone but still close to all our hearts. Never forget to never surrender, owen wouldn't.
Posted by D B on May 13, 2018
Owen, thanks for that talk we had when I was looking death in the face over my custody battle. You encouraged me to learn more and never give up asking questions no matter how people responded to me. Because of you, I have made it further than I ever expected, RIP brother, you will be missed! - Stu
Posted by Arch Exe on November 21, 2017
I wish I could have gotten to know you. You and others like you have inspired me and I hope to help keep your visions alive and make the world a better place. RIP.
Posted by Green Pastures on August 6, 2017
Got to know about you from other anons..Its been 2 years since heavenly father came from above and took one of us. Look after my fellow anons from above and we say again may your soul rest in peace!
Posted by anon anon on July 15, 2017
It's two years and you still live on. Love you Owen.
Posted by The Name on July 11, 2017
We are Miss you Man, Don't worry!
Posted by 3rph3von an0n on May 23, 2017
-d.o.c.-, the savior of us all. One way or the other.

In mindset, attitude, ideology and most importantly, in manor... doc was a true an0n.

Back before mitnick sold out, red boxing was cool and while google was still on a table in the garage, I was still nestled in daddies ball sack. I was born soon enough though, just in time to experience the crash in the 80's and grew up poor as all hell. Lucky for me an Uncle was going to a tiny community college and he lived so close he was able to study at grandmas in his room. Needless to say, little ol me was curious to see what uncle was doing upstairs. Turns out he was playing some karate game on the tv, while typing homework and fidgeting with a stick box button. When he asked me if I wanted to know how to change the colors (shades-b/w) of the figures on the screen, I was skeptical but I watched. It was the coolest thing in the whole friggin' world to me. Since the whole family had to scratch money together to get him through the cost of college books, he was happy to regurgitate everything he learned that day for the sake of memory refresh. It came easy while I was young and I practically graduated with my uncle from college with a bachelors, yet I was just 12 years old. Moving on from that point, my mind hungered for knowledge of the digital realm. It was missed and of course, school bored me and my grades took a hit since I didnt have any motivation to complete the provided 'establishment' education. *ihatenuns. Now the only science I consumed was from an 8th grade class level writer, a failed individual that can do nothing but tell kids what is correct and what not. I failed in math and many other subjects, they tried to flunk me. Got testing and ended up skipping a grade, for the first time have I tasted the sweet sweet nectar of proving that the system doesnt work. In a way, I manipulated my own progrm. Knowing the secret of getting through school quickly, be lazy- wait until fail- get testing and skip grade, I knew I had an eye for patterns. Once I got into it, I was hacking my whole life. I graduated from 'high' school when I was 15. I had all the testing done and everyone said I am a genius but the problem is that my family didnt have the funds to send me to the schools these people suggested I needed. Doomed from the start, IF you follow the system and allow them to lead you. Here I chose to do what I could do as a 15 year old shitty public school graduate. Not a god damn thing besides getting high (pep, cocarettes, speed, pot, lsd, shrooms and spinning vinyl at local clubs w parental permission.) and hacking ALL the things. Sometimes hacking them together with others during times when nothing was automated.. A hop meant: run to the next phone booth (or port, infrared beam etc), strap up, dial and check your cords.. Yeah those were the times (heavy backpacks!). Then I had to get a job to afford ISDN stuffs + laptops and everything shifted to internet cafes and the 'homeless hacker'/google era. Ill just cut right there, otherwise this will go further than it already has. Anyways, doc inspired me to not 'just' be a hat but to be able to appreciate all the hats. I would have to say, that was a life saving inspiration in a time they were hunting people that owned computers and were armed with curiosity. I will always be thankful. It gave me time to get my real life together, play the systems game again, clean my vest, hide the hat and get a move on professionally. Did what I had to do, built an avatar that the system accepted and I even ended up working for the very people that have oppressed people like us for so long.. Coincidence? I think not.

Being human caused me to become a natural hacker, a social engineer extraordinaire. I learned like/feel/need/perceive is a variable depending on where you go. Some places, folks give you their like for nothing at all and other places: I had to work for it. Either way, I had to harness this newly found knowledge and tinker further. Life has big one big puzzle if you ask me and I was destined to find the box cover. Every advantage is great, even those advances that people are no longer capable of thinking of. They are in old sheep mode, guide dog not needed or might heard themselves.

It is the direct result of society and perceived humanity attempting to mold each and every one of us they way a consensus perceives it is the best for the individual. I have always protected my true self and merely 'agreed' to the delusional opinion being a necessary evil to the ends of freeing me from their control. Yes, it is sad on all counts.

Remember, they only mattered because I needed certain results in order to move forward, they are all just nodes I bnc'd off of. WHen I met doc, the seed of what anonymous is to me was planted. Surely back then he had the right idea. Now that I am back, I am proud to see what has grown out of how he lived his life. All I can say is, its unbelievable how strong his spirit lives among so many worldwide. Its like we are offspring in a way, which is sick because ive probably fucked 3 of my own sisters, lol.. anyways.

We all morph and move on eventually.

Posted by Prince von Michael Huffma... on May 21, 2017
lets resurrect him man... hey its me cofounder of anonymous black dragon apocalypteon aka GOD tru flux tfc old skewl... I have a way to resurrect... lets get some brain surgeons that know about super stem oxygen brain cells... lets have them first replace all the damaged and dead cells of the areas of the brain with the correct type of brain cells of those areas, then lastly plant the super oxygen brain cells in the areas that control the heart... then jump start the heart... I'm starxing, I got anonymous to create gps and to sell masks on amazon for extremely awesome prices... I'm creating cures outta the whazzoo... ptsd, stroke, hiv/aids, lymphoma/leukemia, lets create a medical anonymous branch so I can lay out the foundation for the black dragon apocalypteon botz, the tools used to create cures for every single cancer and disease... its simple as a titty f*ck, but I haven't gotten laid in 8 months so... my exgf cheated on me so much... but you just gotta man up or woman up when the significant other cheats, I dropped her like a bag of frozen ice... my number is 2107233109... sext me... send me a vag pic of the anon mask on the cooter... so I know this message got to you... I want to have that cooter mask pic on my android... and desktop...
Posted by Euler Angle on October 18, 2016
A man who risked his freedom to make the world a better place. Thank you for being an inspiration to many.
Posted by Joseph Ford on September 15, 2016
He did so much for so many, a man or a saint, carry on forever.

~A face in the crowd
Posted by Anonymous Dragon on August 29, 2016
The lives and hearts that Owen has touched, even to this day, are tangible. Not just in the Anonymous collective, but as part of the worldwide hacktivist community. It is a tragic thing when any of us dies, but as always "We do not forget"

~Anonymous Dragon
Posted by Salar Noubary on August 24, 2016
RIP. My prayers to you and family... In our hearts, Love from Canada
Posted by Maurage obywan on July 26, 2016
RIP Denis
Posted by Jessica Harr on July 20, 2016
<3 I wish you were still with us. I have a lot of respect for you :')

Always in my heart,
Posted by Doe Mela on July 16, 2016
Miss you brother ~Anonymous
Posted by Sam Sutherland on July 16, 2016
It's been a year already. I don't know if it's felt longer or shorter than that. Some days the pain is still fresh, but other days I don't think about you at all. It's hard to move on after losing someone that had such a big part of your daily life for so long, but always know that you had a positive impact on me.

At times I wish you were still here, but I know life was a struggle for you for a while. I can't imagine that pain. I don't know how you did it at times, you were so strong.

You will never be forgotten, nor will what you taught me.
Posted by Logan Thomas on July 13, 2016
Owen- a well-loved funny individual, who we will forever love and cherish memories of at AnonOps, where I was introduced to the man we all hold in our hearts. My condolences to family, friends, and people who had a chance to get to know him, for someone that awesome, shouldn't leave the earth so soon.

We are Anonymous.

We are legion.

We do not forgive.

We do not forget.

Expect us...
Posted by Vincent Milulumar on June 15, 2016
Rest in peace m8. This may have come a year too late but I hope 8t means all the same. With love and sincerity from a fellow anon.
Posted by Peter Belanov on June 2, 2016
RIP Dennis
Posted by Kris Johnson on May 31, 2016
R.I.P our friend,
may we all remember,
Αυτός που με ακολουθεί δεν θα περπατάει στο σκοτάδι, αλλά θα έχει το φως τις ζωής.
Posted by Anon Nylon on May 24, 2016
Riposare in pace.
Posted by Anonymous Delta on May 20, 2016
Damn buddy look at what you have done.. All of these Anons here for you I know you're proud of us carrying on your legacy a Legion formed because of you and nobody could have do it better I miss you Dennis or Owen as a lot of people no you by, you were a good true friend to me and taught me a lot of what i know now I still find it hard that your gone I think of you and Aaron all the time. you well always been in our hearts We don't for get and We don't forgive We are a legion We are Anonymous may you rest in peace bubba. you voice is heard around the world.
Posted by brkn sys on May 20, 2016
Dear Owen, I prayed when I was a teenager for someone to come and help me change the world. I remember talking to you and asking you to help me with that. If it weren't for you, none of these people would be here. Now of these people would exist for this cause, for this group. I did not have the skillz nor do I have them now but you did. Thank you Owen for answering my call, for listening to my God and helping set this off. You were a good friend. Peace. I hope you are enjoying Heaven just as much as I did.  Also, I never liked the term old fag, nor did i like new fag. It sounds weird. even though it's an acronym.
Posted by anon anon on May 9, 2016
Your work has inspired many of us. Thank you for everything and may your soul be at peace.
Posted by Jayson H on April 27, 2016
I didn't ever have the pleasure of meeting Owen but after reading about him I feel I knew him well. I will remember you always Owen.

We are Anonymous.
We never forgive.
We never forget.
Expect us.
Posted by Vngeance Fps on February 18, 2016
All things, because we are human, eventually lose their full value and effect because we have such short attention spans and things that were the forefront eventually begin to fade into the background and blend in. At that time it is quite necessary for something of precious value to be plucked away... only to gain the attention again, to bring things back to the forefront... to strengthen the cause even more than it ever was. I never knew Owen... I have not yet known any of you... but I have watched... I have heard and I have listened and I will soon don the mask with my brothers and sisters. So, no I do not know you yet but I respect and love you all and I trust when you say how precious Owen IS that you are more than righteous and probably can not, with mere words, express how great he is (not "was") and how important a role he has played in the many lives of those who knew him and also in those who are clueless to the changes he has provoked in this world on their behalf. I just know for a fact that the loss of him physically from this world was for 2 reasons. To make you all stronger... and so he can represent us all in another realm. He is certainly making his connects and building his following there where he is now while watching over us all here at the same time. I am convinced... I need to learn nothing more... Thank you all for what you do. I will be honored to be with you in every way.
Posted by white rabbit on February 4, 2016

I can't begin to describe how much I miss you. You where the bravest person I know. You will be missed each and every day. We will carry on the fight now brother, its your turn to take it easy. RIP my friend. Ill see you again some day. <3

We are Anonymous, We are legion, We will not forgive, We will not forget, EXPECT US!
Posted by ZR41X 4N0N on January 5, 2016
To think about the future, first change the present. We are Anonymous, we are legion, we will not forgive, we will not forget, expect us. 2016.
Posted by Aaron Finnigan on December 25, 2015
Dennis I've heard about you I've never seen you or talked to you but I respect what you believe in and wish alot of people had the courage and kindness you did your dream as of everyone else's will soon be just takes time and patients im very new to this but I am happy to be fighting for a cause to stop this corruption. Long live and much condolences to your family. RIP Brother We will carry on from hear.
Posted by Clelia Albano on December 13, 2015
Your words of wisdom and your kind heart are on my mind since the day I happened to learn of you and your precious social commitment, from a book. I am sure many will follow in your footsteps to make this world a better place! On this very day you were born and your birth has been a gift to us. My thoughts are with your parents, relatives, friends and beloved ones. RIP
Posted by rosemary b hayes on December 13, 2015
Happy Birthday
Posted by Anon Ymous on December 6, 2015
It's always hard to hear that a brother has passed, especially one as well known and inspirational as yourself. May the light never die in this fire. It is often said that when one of us die, two will take their place. For a man like you my friend, it will take more than that, but you know that the battle never ends and you knew that you were a part of something way bigger than yourself. As a collective, we will fill the shoes that you have left behind and eventually accomplish the goals that you share with us to mold the future and create a better world. May you rest in piece my friend and may whatever reality or entity you have found watch over you and protect you. Until we meet again.
Posted by Kiniku Chan on November 16, 2015
I've never met you before, but I have most certainly heard of the things you've done; I have a friend who was obsessed with anon and he would go on rants about how great of a person you were. You're really a cool and amazing guy, and still are. Ubuntu ftw. :D
Posted by Cold Line Pusha on September 13, 2015
Hello Mr.Owen never had a chance to meet you but from what I heard your a great person much respect to you and your family. R.I.P. DOC
Posted by Jose Hernan Tatto Heredia on September 7, 2015
Owen. i never had the chance to meet such a awesome person, but you will always we remebered. and you flame of passion it's never will turn off. im sure you're now on heaven on god arms.

rest in peace Owen.
Posted by dfsdfg fdgfg on September 7, 2015
Heard some great things about you, I wish we had the chance to meet. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. May your soul rest in peace for all eternity.
Posted by Bert Classen on September 7, 2015
Sorry to hear you're gone doc, you were one of the good guys. Sorry for all the trouble I made. I planted a ton of flowers in those woods like in the pix to make up for it. I'm sorry and I'll meet you up there.

Bert <3
Posted by Krelason - on August 21, 2015
I've heard so many good things about how kind and sympathetic you were, from so many anons and we could never thank you enough. Rest in peace mate
Posted by risk risk on August 6, 2015
Owen, legend. Friend.
You get a big thumbs up from grandpa!
We salute you.
Posted by - - on August 5, 2015
we will learn to fly
we stand on the shoulders of giants
years from now I'll know
love and strength brought us here
thank you Dennis
Posted by Martha Wagner on July 31, 2015
I didn't know Dennis personaly but have heard so much about him. I know he will be missed by so many. He was a k ind, loving , man who had so much to give. He will live on in everyones heart that he touched. Much Love and condolences to his family and friends <3
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Posted by Barnabas Adongo on March 26, 2022
Your gentle soul will be received by Almighty God
Posted by 성현 박 on July 12, 2021
당신의 헌신에 감사를 표합니다
Posted by Null Void on November 19, 2020
This man is a hero risked his freedom for are's, remember him.
I don't know what's beyond this life or even if there is anything at all but i hopes its treating you well Iowa.
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The fight for anonymity

Shared by Gabriella Coleman on July 23, 2015

 Many people don't understand Anonymous. They don't understand that there are people out there, past and present, who have dedicated a significant part of their life building up an infrastructure and idea so that people can take the name and use the resources to fight for a better world. They don't understand that there are strong connections and friendships that get built through these pseudonymous channels and that many individuals take on real risk when they supported various political causes around the world through the banner of Anonymous. Owen was one such core contributor who fervently believed in the idea and egalitarian ethic behind Anonymous and who also worked on building and maintaining the IRC infrastructure so that others could join in and be part of something larger than themselves, so that they could be part of a collective who fights for the right to be obscure. This right embodies a series of defiant, principled refusals; a refusal to allow the state to track its citizens; a refusal to allow corporations to convert personal communications into profit or manipulate their personal desires; a refusal to capitalize off each other’s labor and, especially risks; a refusal, in essence, to prevent a powerful idea—that we are and can be anonymous—from withering away. Before Owne left his body he has done his part to ensure that a powerful idea will remain here with us for at least a while longer. Thank you Owen.


A dear friend and great mentor

Shared by Pidgey Snorelax on July 22, 2015

Iowa (I still prefer that nick) was not only a great friend, but for the last five years has been my mentor as well. As always, he was a very honest, upfront and rough, but always caring and always looking out for me. If it were not for him, I would never have come this far. He inspired me, and helped me develop a curiosity for learning, and improving myself. He did not only teach me about IT, but also about basic things in the world, like respect, willingness to learn and teach, and so on. A lot of people who knew him well know what I'm talking about. Dennis and I had a special kind of relationship. We often called each other "dad" and "son". Though I do have a great father IRL as well, I considered Dennis almost as a second dad.
During the time he was on trial, it was very hard for us to keep in touch, which was a very difficult time. I sent him mails, once in a while. Though he was not allowed to reply, he told me he really appreciated them, and that he always kept an eye on me, through facebook, which we shared a long time before ( stalking much :') ).
Regardless of his snappy behavior and his cynical remarks, he was a caring person, who never had to think twice about spending time and effort caring about his mother, his friends, or the network he had maintained for such a long time.
Owen, my dear friend/mentor/semi-dad, thanks for guiding me, looking out for me, and teaching me. Thanks for all the good times we spent together, you being there for me when I was down, trusting me, even though I was a brat... I wouldn't have come this far if it wasn't for you. I will miss our idle chat and your advice. But you will always be guiding me. It was a shame we never got to meet in real life, even though we were already planning to make it happen. Instead, I, and all your friends from IRC, will raise a glass in memory of you. You shall never be forgotten.

The best friend I ever had

Shared by Sue Crabtree on July 19, 2015

I don't even know where to begin when it comes to my friendship with Dennis.  We talked so often that it all seems to be a big blur at the moment.  I used to jokingly tell people that I was his wife and he would respond "Yeah and the only one I will ever have".  We laughed.  Our son of course was a furry character named elmo.  Dennis and I spent countless hours on the phone and to say I feel so lucky to have known him in such a personal way is an understatement.  We talked about so many things;  his deep love and concern for his mom, his plans for the future, his court case updates and we talked about me.  He told me I'm too emotional, I get my feelings hurt too easily and sometimes he would even snap at me and say "damned women"! lol.  When he was upset, he would send me a message to call him and we would talk and find a way through things.  When he was worried, we worried together.  When he was angry, well then I was angry too.  And when he was having medical problems, I lectured and he ignored me. He was the best friend I've ever had.  So many times we talked about meeting and just talking face to face.  That chance never happened and I regret that so much but I know one thing to be true;  Dennis was always so open with me and me with him, that a face to face moment wouldn't have changed anything other than my one wish and that would be to have hugged him and held him.  Oh Dennis how you made me laugh.  Your online antics kept many of us laughing.  Just last week I kissed him in IRC and he responded with "ewww" lol.  I can't think of all the times he teased me and picked on me for being an "internet dummy" but little did he know, I was smarter than he thought and I did it just so that we could chat together.  Yes, I could not have loved him more if I had been able to give him that hug.  He's right where he belongs and where he's always my heart.  Somehow, with the help of our mutual friends, I will find a way through this and to a place where I smile and laugh each time I think of my dear friend but for now, I'll sit here and know that he is smiling down on me and saying "Ha!  I got you this time"!  We both know what that means.  My friend is not gone and he is not forgotten because I just won't let that happen.  <3 <3 <3