Jeff Freeman passed away this weekend. Apparently his brother began posting publically to that effect on various community sites this week.
I can confirm this, because friends from Zenimax Online tried to contact me asking what happened. After leaving Spacetime Studios, he was set to start with them this week.
I am stunned as I’m sure is everyone else who was even tangentially touched by Jeff’s work, of which there was a great deal, ranging from Ultima Online to Star Wars Galaxies to his writings on the web, dating from Usenet to his blog.
Any other words I could write would be wholly insufficient to the task. May he find the peace he sought.