Stardew Valley players won't stop making increasingly unhinged Grandpa death mods

Stardew Valley mod - grandpa lies on the ground dead surrounded by flies.
(Image credit: ConcernedApe, modded by Croey)

As is written in the farm life sim bylaws, Stardew Valley begins the way so many do: with your character inheriting a plot of land from their dear, deceased relative. In Stardew, your kind, old grandpa gets a quick farewell scene on a rather shabby-looking deathbed where he's conveying his final wishes for you to take over the family farm. 

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Enter the modders, who years ago took pity on Grandpa and gave him a better bed. Suddenly the community is instead obsessed with giving Grandpa the most inglorious death possible.

As spotted by Gamesradar, one Stardew modder on the game's subreddit rounded up several new mods in the self-declared "dying grandpa renaissance". There sure have been an influx of new Grandpa death scenes, but if I'm not sure renaissance is the artistic nomenclature I'd choose. These Grandpa sendoffs are somewhere between surrealism and postmodernism.

Here are all the dying grandpa mods, ordered chronologically and by increasing measures of depravity:

Family Guy death pose 

 In which Grandpa has fallen and doesn't get up. 

(Image credit: ConcernedApe, modded by BeepSignal)

Slightly Worse Grandpa Bed 

Grandpa's bed is nigh imperceptibly worse than the original. 

(Image credit: ConcernedApe, modded by switchswatchh)

Worse Dying Grandpa 

Undeniably worse than the original, Grandpa is dead, surrounded by flies, with no bed in sight. 

(Image credit: ConcernedApe, modded by Croey)

Grandpa pissed himself 

Are we sure Grandpa is actually dead in this one? 

(Image credit: ConcernedApe, modded by seandnguyen)

Playing ping pong on Grandpa's bed 

In which the cause of death was a violent backhand drive by Evelyn. 

(Image credit: ConcernedApe, modded by EvilInu)

Grandpa's bed is the envelope 

"I've enclosed the deed to that place…" and his own body. 

(Image credit: ConcernedApe, modded by Shrimperator)

Grandpa-less bed 

Grandpa isn't dead, just missing. 

(Image credit: ConcernedApe, modded by switchswatchh)

Grandpa is the bed 

A truly Dalí concept. 

(Image credit: ConcernedApe, modded by Novamare)

Make Grandpa a Joja Cola addict 

In which Joja Cola is apparently not just a soda. You know, like in the old days when they used to make it with real Joja. 

(Image credit: ConcernedApe, modded by Arcane)

Robin tricked you as Grandpa to buy buildings 

How dare Grandpa leave town and leave Robin without any clients? 

(Image credit: ConcernedApe, modded by Undare)

At least in the last one, Grandpa isn't actually dead. Presumably he's still dead in the rest of the game, with his grave being on the farm plot and all. It's but a moment's reprieve for the old man.

Modder Beepsignal (of the Family Guy death pose Grandpa) has also kindly provided a Grandpa-less intro download so that other modders can use it as a template for their own geriatric shenanigans. Get out there and make Grandpa experience even greater levels of ignominy as he shuffles into the afterlife, kids.

If you're looking for some less meme-y Stardew Valley mods, check out our list of the best of them.

Lauren Morton
Associate Editor

Lauren started writing for PC Gamer as a freelancer in 2017 while chasing the Dark Souls fashion police and accepted her role as Associate Editor and Chief Minecraft Liker in 2021. She originally started her career in game development and is still fascinated by how games tick in the modding and speedrunning scenes. She likes long books, longer RPGs, multiplayer cryptids, and can't stop playing co-op crafting games.