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Bethesda Concept Artist Adam Adamowicz Passes Away

One of the important artistic talents behind Skyrim, Fallout 3.

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.

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Posted by patrickklepek

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.

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Edited by Nemesis2K

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

Edited by Porkellain

omg, just too young :(

Posted by GS_Dan

I loved the aesthetic of those games :/

Posted by OllyOxenFree

R.I.P., duder.

Posted by RE_Player1

That sucks. R.I.P. Adam.

Posted by BigChickenDinner

Shame.

Posted by bohawkn

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

Posted by Dallas_Raines

RIP

Posted by DoctorLazy

Fuck you cancer.

Posted by McGhee

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

Posted by Syphous

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

Posted by TrulyAlive

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

Posted by Jackel2072
@Syphous said:

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

Posted by Tesla

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.

Posted by PeasantAbuse

RIP, that's really a bummer.

Posted by Sackmanjones

Condolences to his family and the team at bethsteda.

Posted by ManU_Fan10ne

@Jackel2072 said:

@Syphous said:

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

Posted by Smegmasaurus_rex

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.

Posted by Batmeng

:(

Posted by TheHBK

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.

Posted by DrLove

never knew him but his work was great..

Posted by ShadowConqueror

@ManU_Fan10ne said:

@Jackel2072 said:

@Syphous said:

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

Posted by Stubee

@Jackel2072 said:

@Syphous said:

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

Posted by IkariNoTekken

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

Thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Posted by JohnLocke

@Dallas_Raines said:

RIP

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

Posted by pixieface

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

Rest in peace.

Posted by InsidiousTuna

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.

Posted by SeriouslyNow

Remember, he lives on in our memories.  

Posted by MeatSim

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

Edited by Shaanyboi

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.

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Posted by RiotBananas

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

Posted by lvgarrett

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

Posted by Hiddenpeanut

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

Posted by Funkofages

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

Posted by StrikeALight

God bless, mate.

Posted by Beomoose

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

Posted by Stealthmaster86

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

Posted by Olqavtoras

Sad, sad news. R.I.P.

Posted by StudioErebus

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.

Posted by TrevorH

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

Posted by believer258

@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.

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@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.
Posted by Terra1909

Loved the games he worked on. RIP.

Posted by iWonder

@DoctorLazy said:

Fuck you cancer.

Posted by Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497

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

Posted by valrog

It is a sad world we live in.

Posted by uniform

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

Posted by Whizbang

Here lies adam

peperony and chease

Posted by Franstone

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.