EverQuest Developer Brad McQuaid Passes Away
Today's a sad day for the MMO community, as it's been revealed that former EverQuest developer Brad McQuaid had died at the age of 51. News of his death comes via the Pantheon MMO twitter account.
It is with deep regret we share that Brad McQuaid passed away last night. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered by gamers worldwide.
Thank you for bringing us together through your worlds. Rest in peace @Aradune.
VR offers our deepest condolences to Brad’s family.
— Pantheon 💚 (@PantheonMMO) November 20, 2019
McQuaid had been working on Pantheon at the time of his death, passing away in his own home. No details have been given as to the cause.
For players of Pantheon, another, somewhat lengthier post was made on the game's forums, which reads as follows:
"It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we share that Brad McQuaid, Chief Creative Officer of Visionary Realms passed away in his home last night.
Brad was a visionary, a mentor, an artist, a trailblazer, a friend, a husband, a father. He touched thousands of lives with his dreams and concepts. He changed the landscape of video games forever. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered in life and in Pantheon.
Thank you, Brad, for bringing us together through your worlds. Rest in peace, Aradune.
All of us at Visionary Realms offer our deepest condolences to Brad’s family and during this most difficult time, we kindly ask that you respect the privacy of Brad’s family."
Obviously, we at MMOBomb are shocked and saddened by the news, and our thoughts go out to his family and friends.
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