Brad McQuaid has passed away.

Sad news, a legend who changed the way we view MMO’s has passed away.

“Brad McQuaid, best known as a formative hand in the creation of EverQuest, has died aged 51. McQuaid’s death was reported by the official Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Twitter account, which is the MMO he was working on until his death.”

https://www.pcgamer.com/everquest-and-pantheon-developer-brad-mcquaid-has-died/