Future 2 gamers have been gathering en masse on the Tower to honor the late Lance Reddick, who handed away yesterday on the age of 60.
After the information broke yesterday, Guardians started flocking to Commander Zavala, who Reddick famously voiced, to pay their respects. Information traveled shortly within the Future group as Reddick was not solely an avid fan of Future, however would sometimes have interaction with gamers on social media as Commander Zavala.
Though it is a bit quieter within the Tower at present, nearly each occasion had Guardians standing stoically in a circle round Zavala yesterday utilizing the “Humanity’s Sheild” emote to indicate his character’s larger-than-life presence, or sitting amongst their fellow Guardians whereas attending a impromptu candlelight vigil.
Over on the /r/DestinyTheGame subreddit, the submit honoring Reddick shortly rose to grow to be the 2nd hottest submit throughout all of Reddit, with loads of group members and former Bungie builders sharing their favourite recollections of Zavala, or Reddick himself.
Reddick’s passing hit particularly near dwelling for Guardians, as they’ve spent the previous 9 years alongside his character in-game. As I popped into varied livestreams on Twitch yesterday, it appeared prefer it was all folks have been speaking about. Likewise on Twitter, the place nearly everybody within the Future group was sharing screenshots of the Tower, or posting movies showcasing all of the Guardians that had gathered to pay tribute to Zavala.
Simply went into Future 2, and, yeah, gamers are gathered round Commander Zavala, paying tribute to his actor, the late Lance Reddick
RIP https://t.co/uan1MEaoaY pic.twitter.com/qdvd3d7gBa
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) March 17, 2023
Stephanie Reddick, Lance’s spouse, posted a message on his Twitter account to deal with his sudden passing. She additionally acknowledged the Future group by saying, “…to the 1000’s of Future gamers who performed in particular tribute to Lance, thanks. Lance beloved you as a lot as he beloved the sport.”
Bungie additionally put out an official assertion following the information stating that “Lance Reddick was an iconic presence on display screen, in Future, and most significantly, in particular person. His love for our group shined via in Commander Zavala, in his uncompromising dedication to his craft, and out of the radiating kindness that touched these round him. To say he shall be missed is a profound understatement, but no much less true. Relaxation in peace, Lance.”
Within the phrases of Commander Zavala, “Eyes up, Guardian.”
Replace: Added a press release made by Lance’s spouse, Stephanie Reddick.
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