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Tributes pour in for Captain Earthman, who delighted Rockies fans for years

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 17:10:00-04

DENVER — He has been an icon at Coors Field since 1993 when the Rockies pitched their first fastball, and Captain Earthman will likely be remembered years to come. 

Earthman, who chose to go by Captain Earthman rather than his given name of Brent Doeden, died Monday after a battle with a terminal brain tumor that slowly continued to grow.

The beloved vendor delighted fans who attended Rockies games and other venues in Colorado for years with his zany words and his unconventional outfits. 

He developed such a following, he had to create a fan page on Facebook, where tributes are still flowing after news of his death broke. 

Here are some of the top tributes so far:

1.) This cartoon, drawn after Earthman's death by a renowned newspaper cartoonist: 

2.) This drawing by a fan named Izabella Howard:

3.) This passionate post, with a drawing by an unidentified artist:

Hundreds of fans and friends have posted written tributes, telling stories about their Earthman encounters, but other stories have captured the attention of his fans, too.

4.) This Denver Post video shows how fans received him when Earthman visited Coors Field again in 2017.

5.) This Colorado Public Radio story touched thousands, including Earthman's family.

LISTEN | You can hear the piece here. 

To leave your own tribute, you can find Captain Earthman's Facebook page here.