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 rapidly within the Future neighborhood as Reddick was not solely an avid fan of Future, however would sometimes engage with players on social media as Commander Zavala.
Though it is a bit quieter within the Tower right now, 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 rapidly rose to turn into the 2nd hottest submit throughout all of Reddit, with loads of neighborhood members and former Bungie builders sharing their favourite reminiscences of Zavala, or Reddick himself.
Reddick’s passing hit particularly near house for Guardians, as they’ve spent the previous 9 years alongside his character in-game. As I popped into numerous livestreams on Twitch yesterday, it appeared prefer it was all individuals have been speaking about. Likewise on Twitter, the place nearly everybody within the Future neighborhood 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 handle his sudden passing. She additionally acknowledged the Future neighborhood by saying, “…to the 1000’s of Future gamers who performed in particular tribute to Lance, thanks. Lance liked you as a lot as he liked the sport.”
Bungie additionally put out an official statement following the news stating that “Lance Reddick was an iconic presence on display, in Future, and most significantly, in particular person. His love for our neighborhood shined by 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 an announcement made by Lance’s spouse, Stephanie Reddick.
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