Piranha Bytes Co-founder Alex Brüggemann Passed Away

While the news is a few days old, we only now learn from fansite World of Risen that Alex Brüggemann, co-founder of Piranha Bytes, has passed away.

Alex, who had left the team during the development of Gothic 2, had been diagnosed with cancer about three years ago, and finally lost his battle with the sickness during the night between the 19th and 20th.

Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.