Pokémon Creative Design Director Eric Medalle Killed in Windstorm Accident

One of Medalle's daughters was in the SUV, but survived with minor injuries

Eric Medalle, artist and creative design director at The Pokémon Company International, was killed on Sunday as a result of a windstorm accident. The storm caused a large tree to fall on his family's SUV, taking Medalle's life and leaving one of his daughter's with minor injuries. 

 

The 42-year-old Medalle had been with The Pokémon Company since 2003, working on design and artwork for games from Pokémon HeartGold and Soul Silver to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire among many others. 

 

Source: King5 via Nintendo Everything

 

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