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Never to be rebooted again... At least, for another 3 to 7 years.

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RWBY creator and Rooster Teeth animator and writer Monty Oum has passed away due to a severe allergic reaction during a routine medical procedure that left him comatose. A GoFundMe has been set up for his family.

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Kenny Baker was an essential part of the Star Wars saga. Baker truly brought R2-D2 to life, and we all find ourselves in mourning over his death at 81 years old. George Lucas shared the following in tribute to the late actor's passing:

“Kenny Baker was a real gentleman as well as an incredible trooper who always worked hard under difficult circumstances,” said Lucas. “A talented vaudevillian who could always make everybody laugh, Kenny was truly the heart and soul of R2-D2 and will be missed by all his fans and everyone who knew him.”



LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy also added, “We’re all saddened to learn of Kenny’s passing,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “There is no Star Wars without R2-D2, and Kenny defined who R2-D2 was and is. He will be greatly missed.”

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It's hard to grasp that it's been a year since Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata passed away due to a bile duct tumor. Genyo Takeda ('Technology Fellow' at Nintendo) summed up how Iwata's journey was so far from over beautifully, in his eulogy:

“Please know, however, that the seeds you have planted, and the plants that have sprouted will put forth small flowers as they bring smiles to the faces of people around the world, blossom into a grand flower bigger than even you, our leader, Iwata-san,” Takeda shared. “Together with Miyamoto and others of our generation, we swear in our hearts that we will continue our efforts so that, someday, we can report and present to you the blossoming of these flowers. May you continuously watch over and guide us managers, our employees and your family.”

Iwata's passing inspired a wealth of heartwarming fan art dedications like these:

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You will be missed, RIP Satoru Iwata.

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World of Warcraft has announced plans to include a tribute to Robin Williams after a petition popped up online to add an in-game memorial tribute to the avid WoW fan.

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16 Touching Tributes to Nintendo's Late President

Nintendo's President, Satoru Iwata, passed away after a long battle with bile duct cancer. The gaming community at large is mourning the loss, and many have taken to fan art to express their grief.

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Gene Wilder, well known for starring in movies such as Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryBlazing Saddles, and Young Frankenstein has officially passed away at 83-years-old. Story still developing. Rest in peace Willy Wonka, you will be missed!

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Nintendo's President, Saturo Iwata, has passed away according to a statement from Nintendo. The cause of death was a bile duct tumor. Iwata had been battling the disease since 2014, when he missed a shareholder meeting to undergo surgery.  Fans and colleagues alike have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of this lifelong gamer, developer, and businessman:


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