Famously known for his works on the Half-Life, Halo and Borderlands series, Landon Montogmery has died today. Landon Montogmery was also the co-founder of Gearbox Software. The news was confirmed by Gearbox Software on Twitter.
“We are heartbroken after learning today of the passing of one of our co-founders, Landon Montgomery,” the statement reads. “In our earliest years, Landon played a big role in helping to set our path. We will always be thankful and remember him for being a part of our lives. During this trying time, our thoughts, support, and affection are with those who were closest to him.”
Montogmery was close to many companies, and his works are still appreciated. He had notable contributions to the Half-Life, Brothers in Arms, Halo: Combat Evolved, and some minor games.
Furthermore, he also worked with Bethesda Softworks in the 90s, as an artist and level designer. After a lot of struggles, he co-found Gearbox Software in 1999, but sadly left it in 2010. In his last career days, he was employed by Nvidia, who assigned him the role of manager for Daybreak Game Company.
Many people on Twitter shared their condolence, specially Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, who shared his memories with him.
His cause of death has not been shared yet. We hope everyone close to him would stay strong during this saddening situation.
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