It is with a heavy heart that we bring you this latest breaking news from within Pokémon Company International. It has been announced that executive director Eric Medalle passed away on Sunday after being involved in a freak accident.
Mr. Medelle (father of two) was driving his SUV with his young daughter when a large tree fell onto the road, colliding with Medelle's vehicle. Tragically Mr. Medelle died at the scene – his daughter who was in the back of the car miraculously suffered only minor injuries.
The tree is said to have fallen onto the road due to high winds.
Eric Medalle served a long and bountiful term with the Pokemon company and takes responsibility for many of the innovative creations we see in the games today. He was responsible for designing many of the TCG, Radar and XY logos, as well as playing a direct part in the production of the latest games.
This is a terrible loss but Mr. Medelle leaves behind a wonderful legacy; he has helped create one of the world’s biggest and most popular brands and has brought up two very special children. His memory will live on through both Pokémon and through his family.
"Thank you for everything, Mr. Medalle"
Our thoughts are with Medalle's family in this difficult time.