Tuesday we reported that Relic Entertainment's Brian Wood was killed in an auto accident last Friday. Known for his work on the Company of Heroes series, Wood died as a hero of his own design by taking the brunt of the impact, saving his wife and unborn first child. Had he not made the split-second decision to hit the brakes and jerk the car to the right, it's believed that all three passengers would have been killed.
"I am not quite sure how I am supposed to live the rest of my life without [Brian]," wife Erin Wood said after the accident. "He truly was a gift and I wouldn’t change a thing of any of our moments together. (The baby is) due Nov. 5 so it will come quick and then I look forward to seeing little glimpses of Brian in our baby and that gives me a lot of strength right now."
To help Erin through the difficult days ahead, Radical Entertainment has established a memorial trust fund located online here. "Brian was a very close friend," said Szymon Mazus of Radical Entertainment. "He was just the kindest, most down to earth person you could ever hope to meet, as is Erin. We have set up a trust fund to help Erin and the baby during this very difficult time."
To make a donation, Canadian residents can head to any North Shore Credit Union branch in the Lower Mainland area of British Columbia. Donations can also be made through PayPal or through regular (snail) mail, both of which are listed on the Brian Wood Memorial Trust page.
And you know, a lot of people say they'd give their lives for something, (be it loved ones, or whatever) and I'm not saying they wouldn't, but this kid can grow up knowing that their father was one that did, and did because he loved him and would do anything for their protection. I hope that kid can someday understand that.
My condolences go out to them.
Rest in Peace...
But on the other hand, i feel for his family's loss and i can not imagine what his wife is going through.
I hate to take away the thunder of his heroic efforts, but meltingsun has a point. He did what any logical person would do, and to make too much of a simple decision as to swreving right or left is simply a split-second decision and reading too much into it is perhaps a bit much. Let his family and friends mourn their loss, give them some privacy and peace.