Bethesda Concept Artist Adam Adamowicz Passes Away

Posted by patrickklepek (2212 posts) -

If you enjoyed the look of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as much as I did, we have, in large part, Bethesda Game Studios concept artist Adam Adamowicz to thank.

Unfortunately, he’s no longer with us.

Adamowicz reportedly passed away earlier this week, the tragic result of a battle with cancer. He was 42.

There’s an informative and touching eulogy by a fellow concept artist at Awesome Robo, which includes plenty of Adamowicz’s art.

#1 Posted by patrickklepek (2212 posts) -

If you enjoyed the look of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as much as I did, we have, in large part, Bethesda Game Studios concept artist Adam Adamowicz to thank.

Unfortunately, he’s no longer with us.

Adamowicz reportedly passed away earlier this week, the tragic result of a battle with cancer. He was 42.

There’s an informative and touching eulogy by a fellow concept artist at Awesome Robo, which includes plenty of Adamowicz’s art.

#2 Edited by Nemesis2K (158 posts) -

RIP... Read this whilst playing skyrim. :(

#3 Edited by Porkellain (253 posts) -

omg, just too young :(

#4 Posted by GS_Dan (1397 posts) -

I loved the aesthetic of those games :/

#5 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4985 posts) -

R.I.P., duder.

#6 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -

That sucks. R.I.P. Adam.

#7 Posted by BigChickenDinner (761 posts) -

Shame.

#8 Posted by bohawkn (1 posts) -

What a total bummer. Easily two of my favorite games of this gen.

#9 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2222 posts) -

RIP

#10 Posted by DoctorLazy (93 posts) -

Fuck you cancer.

#11 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -

I'm sorry to hear this. Fallout 3 is probably my all time favorite game.

#12 Posted by Syphous (170 posts) -

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

#13 Posted by TrulyAlive (905 posts) -

Such a shame. At least a part of him has become immortalized in the work he did on such important games.

#14 Posted by Jackel2072 (2279 posts) -
@Syphous said:

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

#15 Posted by Tesla (1944 posts) -

I was never aware of this guy's existence, but his art has made an impression on me. And now I am sad. Life is weird.

#16 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

RIP, that's really a bummer.

#17 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -

Condolences to his family and the team at bethsteda.

#18 Posted by ManU_Fan10ne (659 posts) -

@Jackel2072 said:

@Syphous said:

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

#19 Posted by Smegmasaurus_rex (2 posts) -

Didn't know much about him until recently. Though it's still really depressing. I recently lost an uncle to cancer after taking care of him for about a year. So, I guess I'll also echo this sentiment: @DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

R.I.P. bro.

#20 Posted by Batmeng (200 posts) -

:(

#21 Posted by TheHBK (5563 posts) -

He didn't die. He just left for a new job. Jesus and God and Hercules all wanted him to come and design their new places.

#22 Posted by DrLove (361 posts) -

never knew him but his work was great..

#23 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3084 posts) -

@ManU_Fan10ne said:

@Jackel2072 said:

@Syphous said:

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

#24 Posted by Stubee (383 posts) -

@Jackel2072 said:

@Syphous said:

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

#25 Posted by IkariNoTekken (987 posts) -

Sad news. The visual design in Fallout 3 is certainly one of its highlights.

Thoughts go out to his family and friends.

#26 Posted by JohnLocke (271 posts) -

@Dallas_Raines said:

RIP

This. My condolences to friends and family of Mr Adamowicz.

#27 Posted by pixieface (122 posts) -

That is incredibly sad. I wish his family and friends the best.

Rest in peace.

#28 Posted by InsidiousTuna (424 posts) -

Yeah, this is a big bummer. Todd Howard and co. had a really nice tribute to him while accepting an award for Skyrim at the DICE awards last night.

#29 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Remember, he lives on in our memories.  

#30 Posted by MeatSim (10938 posts) -

We lost one of the good ones, R.I.P.

#31 Edited by Shaanyboi (1342 posts) -

My condolences to his friends and family. It's always sobering when the realities of life impact the talent behind some of the games we love.

#32 Posted by RiotBananas (3600 posts) -

My mood is now as dull as the environments he designed. Rest in peace.

#33 Posted by lvgarrett (27 posts) -

R.I.P. Guy was obviously a talent, but much more importantly, it is extremely sad to see someone still young pass away in the industry

#34 Posted by Hiddenpeanut (3 posts) -

So sad. Its always the good people that receive ill fortune it seems...

#35 Posted by Funkofages (69 posts) -

Terrible news. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. It's one of those people whos work you thoroughly enjoy, but don't know it until something like this happens.

1. Thank you Adam for making my life more enjoyable and interesting.

2. RIP

3. Fuck Cancer

#36 Posted by StrikeALight (1114 posts) -

God bless, mate.

#37 Posted by Beomoose (701 posts) -

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

#38 Posted by Stealthmaster86 (682 posts) -

I have the Collector's Edition of Fallout 3 and the art that is shown is fantastic.

#39 Posted by Olqavtoras (231 posts) -

Sad, sad news. R.I.P.

#40 Posted by StudioErebus (45 posts) -

I'm that person that will buy a collectors edition for the art book (I've never played Bioshock 2, but I bought that CE because of the magnificent art book included) and I have to say, as a lover of game art and an artist myself, the art book included in the Fallout 3 Lunchbox made that whole package worthwhile. This is a sad day, the industry has lost a unique and creative powerhouse.

#41 Posted by TrevorH (28 posts) -

Very sad. What a wonderful artist he was. A shame to think about what else he hadn't yet had the chance to do.

#42 Posted by believer258 (12182 posts) -

@Stubee said:

@Jackel2072 said:

@Syphous said:

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

Pretty much this. I lost a grandfather to cancer, someone from my high school recently died of cancer, this guy...

There was a girl, somewhere, who found something new in the way of curing cancer but I doubt it would really make any headway. It would cut too much into the profits of the men who make so much off of cancer treatments every day.

#43 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Tesla said:
I was never aware of this guy's existence, but his art has made an impression on me. And now I am sad. Life is weird.
#44 Posted by Terra1909 (314 posts) -

Loved the games he worked on. RIP.

#45 Posted by iWonder (450 posts) -

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

#46 Posted by Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497 (560 posts) -

Terrible, tragic news. My condolences to his friends and family.

#47 Posted by valrog (3648 posts) -

It is a sad world we live in.

#48 Posted by uniform (1838 posts) -

Before I clicked this thread I thought "Let me guess, cancer?". It's always gd cancer.  Sad news.

#49 Posted by Whizbang (105 posts) -

Here lies adam

peperony and chease

#50 Posted by Franstone (1155 posts) -

That is incredibly sad... No decent human being should die that young.

Never thought I'd visit GiantBomb to become saddened.

My thoughts go out to his family, friends, and Bethesda.

R.I.P.

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