The official BioWare blog announced last night that Anthem lead gameplay designer Corey Gaspur has passed away. Gaspur had been a staple of the studio for most of the last decade, known best to our audience for his work on Dragon Age: Origins, the Mass Effect series, and of course Anthem, the last of which was only just recently revealed at E3 and already has MMO and multiplayer fans champing at the bit.
The studio didn’t elaborate on the circumstances of his death, but as VG247 points out, BioWare employees have intimated it was sudden and unexpected.
Our heartfelt condolences to all of his family, friends, and colleagues.
So sad to have lost a member of the BioWare family. Corey Gaspur was an amazing designer and friend. I will miss him greatly. https://t.co/fJSWMnizaU
— Casey Hudson (@CaseyDHudson) July 31, 2017