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Obituary: Planetside 2 artist John Roy

Gamasutra has learned that John Roy, a veteran artist at Sony Online Entertainment who worked on projects like Star Wars Galaxies and Planetside 2, has passed away this week.

Alex Wawro

October 17, 2014

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Gamasutra has learned that John Roy, a veteran artist at Sony Online Entertainment who worked on projects like Star Wars Galaxies, Everquest and Planetside 2, has passed away this week. The news comes courtesy of a flurry of tweets from Roy's friends and coworkers, including game designer Raph Koster and SOE president John Smedley. "John worked on almost every SOE product ever made and was a huge contributor. He touched a lot of stuff," wrote Smedley. "Please help his family if you can." Smedley is referring to a GoFundMe account that has been established in John Roy's name. Those who wish to donate can do so through the GoFundMe page to help support Roy's wife Bianca and their four children in the wake of his sudden passing.

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