The Death of Rigby is a controversial real-life bootleg tape featuring an unaired episode of Regular Show. Like the long-lost but recently discovered "Suicide Mouse" tape, The Death of Rigby was purportedly created by a now imprisoned unknown animator for the series who intended to pass the tape off as the season four premiere episode and features the main character, Rigby, dying for no reason.
The First Appearence of the Tape
The bootleg tape itself was found in October 2010 by a group of 6 teenagers from the city rummaging around in a trash can within an abandoned mental institution. Of these 6 individuals, 3 have committed suicide, 1 has gone missing while another refuses to comment on the tape and the last hastily agreed to give paranormal investigators the tape shortly after being interviewed about the suicide and disappearances of the other 2 people. The current whereabouts of the tape are unknown, but there are rumors that there is a copy of the tape that is locked up in the vaults of Cartoon Network Studios.
Another copy of this tape was made by 2009, however, this copy was destroyed completely. However, it is theorized that it was locked up in the same vault with the original copy.
On December 22th, 2011 the tape was mentioned on a CreepyPasta forum, causing drama. There was then a user: JohnEvans who claimed he had seen it. He put the video along with the post. One month later the post was taken down because it was said that viewers would commit suicide or disappear shortly after watching.
There were many witnesses by 2012 of seeing the episode air in some countries, there have been intriguing posts on the same forum where people and random users would say "Death is our only release", if other users would start a discussion about the tape.
Then, by 2012 there were been murders made by viewers of the tape. These were gruesome murders, and the viewers would kill themselves after killing another.
On that same year, in many people's photo albums, there would often be strange people staring at the camera in the background with black eyes and vampire-like skin. These people were identified as viewers of the tape.
So far, there has been one suspect. His name is Andrew Schmidt, who was identified as a Cartoon Network animator. By then, he was identified also as the maker of the tape. Apparently, he was inhuman because whenever the police would ask him a question, his only response would be "Death is my only release" and he'd sit still until another question was asked, and replying the same answer over and over again.
Another origin could be that it is actually an episode that was once normal, but someone added things to it to make it more scary. Another copy of the tape was found in the woods by a group of campers. They refused to tell what was in the tape whenever questions were asked.
They were forced to, or else they would have a serious fine, so they told what they saw. However, they refused to tell in person, they wrote it down and gave it to the cops.
The best origin is the first one, however, there was another suspect. His name was Sebastion Hugo, and his aternys said he didn't make the tape. It was then found out that the real creator was JG Quintel himself, however, he was put in jail for a month.
Thought the tape was destroyed, it were reported that apparently the episode aired thoug a broadcast signal intrusion in the 13, February 2013 at midnight.The new tape and the hijacker had not yet found or identified.