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Friday, June 23, 2017

Stewart Wieck has Passed (White Wolf)

My sympathies to the family, coworkers and friends of Stewart Wieck.

When I know more I will post an update. For now, please keep Stewart and his family in your prayers.

The following was forwarded to me:
Steve Wieck
59 mins ·  
Yesterday my brother Stewart Wieck died. He had just finished a light fencing workout and then fell over. All attempts to resuscitate him failed. It's still unknown what caused it; we'll know more in a few days. Something catastrophic in his heart perhaps.  
Stewart was 49, ate right, exercised, a specimen of good health... it's all just.. stunning that he could possibly, suddenly be gone. 
He was my brother, my best friend, my business partner since we started White Wolf in high school. He was an incredible human being, full of kindness and empathy, fun and artistic passion.  
I was supposed to grow old drinking and gaming with him. Now that will have to wait for heaven or Valhalla or whatever comes next. 
And of course, leave it to Stewart to die with a sword in his hand. 
No need for flowers, no memorial service has been arranged yet, we're just taking things a step at a time. 
Anyone involved with Stewart's publishing projects feel free to reach out to me in a few weeks.

26 comments:

  1. Such a loss, too many good people gone.

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  2. I remember as this fresh face hawking the very first color issuer of White Wolf the summer of June of 1988 Loved talking to and watching his impact on the gaming world we have a true great one who would have continued addinga depth to the industry that now we will never know.

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  3. May comfort reach him and his family.

    Talislanta will be the poorer from his absence.

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  4. I am so sorry. The World of Darkness has been central to my life since I was 14. Knowing that one of the individuals who put so much of themselves into that world has passed on brings be great sadness. I will be thinking of you and your brother.

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  5. You don't know me but... Your brother's work saved my life. I'm so sorry for your loss, and to hear about his passing. May you and yours take solace in one another during this difficult time.

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  6. What a writer, and to go so soon. I lost my brother 21 years ago and it hurts every day. My sympathies on your loss.

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  7. I´m so sorry.. May you and yours take solace in one another during this difficult time.
    My most sincere condolences.

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  8. WOW. I am stunned. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  9. Im so sorry. I drew a map for his Prince Valiant book. he was a lovely client. :(

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  10. I'm very sorry. He gave a new lease of life to the Pendragon rpg and was always very approachable and helpful. Damon

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  11. he was so young, he will be missed greatly by the fans of WoD and other WW products. My thoughts and prayers for the family and his coworkers past and present.

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  12. I am shocked as well as deeply saddened by the news.
    He influenced my life through his games, whether it was by his work with White Wolf or his work at Noctural Media.
    My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.

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  13. Oh man, I'm so sorry. I remember when we lost my favourite rpg author 22 years ago, and I have to say, it's a bit the same feeling. I do hope you'll manage to keep his memory alive by bringing some of his projects to life... I just saw him yesterday as one of the backers of Torg. It's really a loss... All my thoughts to his friends and family.

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  14. I've worked with Stewart for years on Pendragon projects. He was a noble, generous, and supportive soul. I'm deeply saddened by this news.

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  15. Just heard about it. Very sad news, indeed. I can only give his family and friends my most heartfelt condolences. Thanks to him, I started playing King Arthur Pendragon RPG so I'll always owe him. May he find a place at the Round Table wherever he is.

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  16. We are so saddened by the news of Stewarts passing. We will always remember playing D&D after school with both of you. - the Chenards

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  17. Condolences from myself and my wife on your unfortunate loss.

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  18. Very sad news; my heart is with his friends and family.

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  19. Since the first time I communicated with him, I had the impression that he was very human and a great, comprehensive and supportive person... And I didn´t know him for long!

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  21. Deeply affected by this tragic loss. I've been working with Stewart closely for years on the King Arthur Pendragon RPG and just exchanged emails with him a couple of weeks ago on some work I'd done for the Prince Valiant game. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Such a loss.

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