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Longtime Larian composer Kirill Pokrovsky has passed away

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Longtime Larian composer Kirill Pokrovsky has passed away

People News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 2 June 2015, 15:11:04

Tags: Divinity: Original Sin; Kirill Pokrovsky; Larian Studios

Computer games are a young medium. Young enough that deaths, even of the early pioneers, are still a rare occurrence. Events like today's remind us that even in the escapist realms of fantasy, time comes for us all. After a period of undisclosed illness, Kirill Pokrovsky, Larian Studios' longtime composer, has passed away, at the age of just 50. Larian have published a special Divinity: Original Sin Kickstarter update to honor his memory:

A great man, a fantastic composer and a good friend passed away yesterday. Rest in peace Kirill Pokrovsky – we will miss you.

And thank you for all the gifts you’ve given us. We each have our own Kirill story and many of us have Kirill presents on their desks. All of them demonstrate how rich a person you were.

We’ve all hummed your music and we have marvelled at how far your virtuosity went. You were truly somebody unique, a true artist, and we were very lucky to have you as a colleague.

Your greatest to us gift of course was your music that you shared with us on many occasions. The following concert in particular was really special for us, in the midst of a chaotic Kickstarter campaign, you brought us a moment of peace and joy.

What few people saw was exactly how cool you were behind the scenes as this piece of unreleased footage shows:

Larian will never be the same again without you.

We will remember you always.

So sad. But at least he lived to see Larian finally achieve the success that they deserved. They've got some big shoes to fill now.

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