Very very sad news, a young co-worker and Pixar fellow story artist, Justin Wright passed away yesterday night. He died of a heart attack, Justin received a heart transplant 14 years ago. He was at his desk doing what he loved to do: draw. You can find a nice article about Justin here and his wonderful blog here. I didn’t get a chance to work closely with Justin, but he’s always been a very friendly and passionate person. It’s beyond sad when someone this young and talented leaves us so prematurely. I hope we can all take a minute and send good thoughts to his family and close friends. Rest in peace Justin and … great drawing my friend.
update- many wonderful remembrances from friends and coworkers have appeared on the web. You can find the list here.