The wife of the late Stewart Gilray, who based British sport studio Just Add Water and died after being admitted to hospital with COVID-19, has urged others to get vaccinated.
Bec Gilray advised the Daily Record (via Eurogamer) that “Stewart had a serious worry of needles. In all seriousness, in 25 years he had one blood check. He was match – he might have misplaced a stone or two like the remainder of us – however he genuinely believed he was going to outlive this virus because he was wholesome.”
Founder and CEO of game studio Just Add Water, Stewart Gilray led the studio for 15 years via varied Oddworld titles and Gravity Crash. A beforehand undiagnosed lung situation took Gilray’s capability to breathe on his own, and he had to be intubated to aid his respiration after going into hospital.
Bec Gilray then issued a plea for others to get the vaccination for COVID-19, saying “I wouldn’t wish this on anyone, it’s horrendous. Stewart was essentially the most generous individual and had no qualms about helping anybody. He wanted to retire early and spend more time with us – to be with the children more. He had all these plans and Covid received him.
“Please, simply get vaccinated.”
With the news of Gilray’s passing, several members of the industry paid tribute to him.
“Stewart was one of the loved folks within the video games industry,” stated indie developer Shahid Ahmad. “He and I hit it off at our very first assembly nicely over a decade ago and had been very shut pals since, sharing our highest highs and lowest lows. He was certainly one of only a handful of individuals in the industry who I trusted sufficient to open up with…
“My ideas and prayers are with them. Stew is irreplaceable and so is our friendship. The massive outpouring of affection for him is testomony to him as a person who cared deeply about folks.”
Stewart Gilray is survived by his spouse Bec and their two youngsters.
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