Games Workshop and the industry has lost a shining light with the passing of Alan Bligh.
GW made an unexpected announcement today of Mr. Bligh’s passing.
“Today, we regretfully bring you some sad news. Alan Bligh, the lead writer on the Horus Heresy games, has passed away. Alan was not only a valuable member of the Games Workshop family but a great human being. He was a talented writer, a dear friend and a supportive colleague. Our thoughts go out to Alan’s family and loved ones. We will all miss him dearly.
Alan worked at Games Workshop for 14 years and was a key member of the Forge World Studio for over a decade. He was utterly dedicated to his work and enriching the fictional universe that his words made real for so many.”
John French begins his heartfelt writing on his passing with a few more details:
“Alan Bligh died on the 26th of May 2017 after a brief fight with cancer. “
Mr. Bligh is most known as the brilliant force behind the Horus Heresy line at Black Library. His passion and devotion to bringing that setting to full colorful life has enthralled countless fans around the globe. One cannot help but see the incredible dedication to the quality of work the Horus Heresy series represents without feeling the indomitable vision and will behind it. The work and man who created it speaks for itself. This is the stuff of gaming and product design legend, built to stand the test of time. This is the type of work that will be fondly cherished and remembered decades down the road by readers, gamers and collectors – a testament to their creator and guiding hand.
It is said that a man dies twice: on the day he dies, and the last time anyone speaks his name.
The world will be speaking of Mr. Bligh and his works for a long, long time to come.
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