Mystery / Erik von Markovik Died? Is This Real?

by Edge

in seduction community

This morning I received a message from “Dustin – Venusian Arts” (one of the member’s of Mystery’s company sending via their mass mailing list):

RIP Erik von Markovic September 24, 1971 – April 1, 2011

“Our good friend Erik von Markovik, aka Mystery, as we all knew and loved him, passed away early this morning in London.

Erik was one of those rare and unique individuals who shined brighter then most. Unfortunately, it seems like these are the same people who are taken from us all too soon.

Erik’s love for women and science led him to develop a system that has changed many lives. His thoughts and ideas will live on as a testament to his creative mind.

Our hearts go out to his family, and a service is scheduled in Toronto for Tuesday of next week.”

“Wow… no way,” I thought.

Then I remembered that today was April Fools Day.

Phew…

I may talk a lot of shit about guys who are following a false path into becoming a pick-up artist versus becoming a man that women want to fuck, but I have much respect and admiration for the Pick-up Artist himself.

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{ 28 comments }

George April 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

April fool jokes are fine, but this crosses the line. Be careful what you wish for Mystery. If you were dead, you would sell even more material, but when you die, you can’t take the money with you – just remember that.

Guilherme April 1, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Hi, I’m from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
I received this e-mail from Dustin too. I don’t know, but I think this is too much for april fool jokes…

However, he is too young to die.

Regards.

Michael Ellis April 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm

“Mystery to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth” would be a funny April Fools joke. If this is really an April Fools joke then it’s just sick.

G April 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Hope is an April fool Joke!. Also think is to much for an April fool joke. Is it not a joke. Sad news indeed

Regards

TJ April 1, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Tonight I gamed in Mystery’s memory and it was awesome. So at least something goo came out of this

KBox April 1, 2011 at 6:40 pm

First, shock, later, “April Fools Day”: Obiusly… now to keep on the game. Bye.

Rocker April 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm

If this is a joke, it’s a sick one. I hope Mystery is okay.

If you read this Mystery – tell us ASAP you’re okay!

-Rocker

Devon Brown April 1, 2011 at 8:03 pm

If this is an April Fool joke, it is very uncool.

If Erik von Markovic has died, my condolences go out to his family.

If Erik von Markovic has decided to kill off his “Mystery” character, then good. But maybe April 1 wasn’t the best day to announce it in this type of way.

- Devon

JD April 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I received this too. I really hope this is just an April fools joke, and a very bold one at that.

There are far too many people that genuinely care about Erik that would be deeply saddened if this were true, and its not really a joking matter.

Stick to things like posting your friends car for sale on craigslist for $5K under value with his phone number…thats a good april fools joke.

All in all, please let us know he is ok.

Regards

-JD

Neo April 2, 2011 at 2:56 am

I spoke with Mystery’s sister and he is fine. Seems it was an April fools thing.

MJ April 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Well, I am now disassociating all ties from Venusian Arts..
That is actually a purposefully fucked up marketing trick and in no way funny what so ever.
So what if it was an April Fools…

The fact is, if you need more sales, make more products, offer more services.. Dont try to pull some sick shit with an alternative motive!!

AN INSTANT LOSS OF RESPECT FOR ALL THINGS MYSTERY

Buzzer April 2, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I am so furious about this sick and disgusting publicity stunt. It PROVES that Mystery has no conscience and will stop at nothing to manipulate peope, even people that care most about him! Total loss of respect and regards for this selfish, manipulative, and heartless person. I’m immediately unsubscribing from all things Mystery and Venusian Arts.

Buzzer

Gator April 3, 2011 at 1:13 am

You all sound like a bunch of whiners. It’s a joke, and no matter how you take it, he got you. whether or not you like it doesn’t really matter. I sincerely doubt there was any thoughts on how this would make a profit or anything of that nature. he was simply trying to play one a best jokes he could. and he did, perfectly. so get over it, he’s fine, and I’m sure he’s laughing.

Dean April 3, 2011 at 5:45 am

Good prank. I was thinking, if anyone was going to die on April FOOLs day it would DEFINETLY be Mystery.

Ken April 4, 2011 at 4:39 am

There’s a line you don’t cross with this kind of thing. Want to know where it is? Look far behind you.

For all their self-styled importance, some people just have no taste or class, I guess.

dave April 4, 2011 at 8:13 am

You guys dont know for sure it was a joke,.,,,,

What, one guy leaves a comment saying he spoke to his sister and you all believe that?????

It may just be coincedence.

I sure hope it is a joke.

rickie price April 4, 2011 at 3:28 pm

MR ERIC BETTER BE DEAD!…BECAUSE THE HEART FELT PAIN DEVASTATED ME WHEN I HEARD IT. I JUST BURIED MY BROTHER SEVERAL DAYS AGO AND I MUST TELL YOU – AFTER HEARING THE DEATH OF MR MARKOVIC I CRIED. I MUST SAY THE PAIN WAS REVISITED. I FELT A BOND BETWEEN ME AND MR MARKOVIC. I THOUGHT HE WAS A GUY WITH CLASS. TO PLAY SUCH A CRUEL JOKE TOWARDS THE PEOPLE THAT WORSHIP HIM IS A TOTAL DISREGARD. I’M GLAD YOU THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY. IF YOU AND YOUR CREW CALL THAT A SENSE OF HUMOR THEN I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YALL.

Ed April 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I too am unsubscribing from all venusian arts correspondence. This was not funny at all and was a poor excuse for a marketing stunt. I only hope this was the doing of some stupid marketing company and not Mystery himself.

Edge April 4, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Well… here’s the problem:

This is not a seduction community. It’s a seduction industry – and decisions are made based on numbers, stats and… the bottom line.

In other words, if the marketers find that a certain e-mail title gets a 20% better open rate, they are going to use that title.

They don’t care if it makes you worried. They don’t care if it makes you upset. They don’t care if it makes you sad.

A marketer’s mission is to get you to BUY. That means his job is to find whatever is most likely to get you to click through, view their sales material and then BUY.

Find it manipulative?

Well… come on. Are you surprised?

This is an industry that SELLS manipulation techniques for a profit.

Personal manipulation too – as in: See that girl right there? I’ll teach you techniques to manipulate her into sleeping with you.

In other words – you can’t be too upset when professional manipulators attempt to manipulate you.

I’m not talking about any person or company specifically here. I’m just saying in general – if someone has a nature towards acting some way, you are naive to think they won’t eventually act that way towards you.

As far as my personal feeling goes: Faking death for an April Fool’s Day is sociopathic. It is equivalent to saying that they either have no awareness of people caring for Erik von Markovic / Mystery or they do have awareness – they just don’t care whatsoever if they upset you.

Either way, I think it’s pretty low… Assuming it was a joke. I haven’t seen any official statement proclaiming that he’s OK, but I think their waiting for their massive traffic spike to die down first (so they can get all that sweet sweet cash from you all first.) :)

Jetsin April 14, 2011 at 2:00 am

You’re the geartset! JMHO

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Erik Von Markovik Exposed August 4, 2011 at 2:58 am

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Vanessa October 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

I know it was an April fools joke, but whatever happened to Mystery? I cannot find anything online on what he is up to or how he is doing. Anyone can fill me in on anything?

Mystery November 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I’m in Toronto and doing well. It’s old news but again I am very sorry people were upset by the so-called ‘joke’, my brother included. It was posted while I was away in England, and he called me, crying – thinking I had actually died. I’m alive and well, promise. Had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled (and teeth cleaned, mmm) and celebrated my 40th with family (and my brother) recently. So, with mouth pretty much healed, I’d say I feel bloody fantastic too. Feel free to post on the Venusian Arts forum, where I am an active member. Love Mystery (Erik).

X February 14, 2012 at 3:23 am

Maybe mystery was alive after he telled you
he where alive,wath if he died next simply
due to cigaretts ? wath would you say if its
that then whos the lier tellign his still alive
is that to make you guys think hes still alive to ease
your hearts ? Im sure mysteriy “Erik von Markovik”
woudl have wanted that but is that a reason to hide maybe maybe not the truth to all of u ?either my pendulum is going crazy
or why did he said as i asked is he dead why did he said yes,?
Or maybe you neil strauss was a ghost writter okay
could be he told you for mystery hes still alive to make
you guys hope ey wathever hapend good damits its not because
your idols died thats it means evrything over,its up to you to keep him aliv ein your hearts remember “wath count is not the manual its wath
you have within your hearts.the heart is the power the real “

X2 February 14, 2012 at 3:43 am

ALl wath mysterys did was to gives you guys tools
to handle ,some handeld it bad some good but those
tools dont help anything yet if you dont use your
heart to it your own to it why think about a lighsaber
sword the technologie is great good or bad it doesnt care
but your hearts are the source of power who makes
it works, human energy your heart. mystery also
said something I remember about be a sith or be a jedi
wich side do you decide truth is you cant decide
it all depends on your mind who rules your heart
if your mind is negatifs you turn into a sith if your
mind is positive you turn into a jedi. it doesnt me
that once you chosen your actual mindset you cant return
to light you got to believ in it yourselfs. cause if you
look deep into your hearts does it feel death or does it
feel emotional thaths the secret . if it feels death
remember to stuck up emotion in it bets is writing
writing is a essence if it does fill alive then handle
it carefully. and remember to check your insides
from time to time. and fix it if needed its all in your
hands. in each of us. just try.

x3 February 14, 2012 at 3:47 am

Sorry to all about my bad writing skills
im not english. my excuses sirs.

Niggado July 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Hey mystery, where do you get your fuzzy fucking hats?

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