The lead designer for Fallout 76 and the Dragon Age series – Ferret Baudoin – died suddenly on October 15, 2022…
Fallout 76 Lead Designer, Ferret Baudoin, Has Died… 🙁
Bethesda Softworks senior designer Eric “Ferret” Baudoin, who was the lead designer on Fallout 76 and the Dragon Age series, has died.
According to a Facebook tribute page, he “passed suddenly”, “surrounded by his family” on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
It also asked that Baudoin’s fans help his children go to college by donating to “buy Ferret Baudoin a coffee“.
In Ferret Baudoin’s long career, he has touched the lives of many gamers through the games he worked on:
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (designer)
Dragon Age: Origins (Leader Designer/Writer)
Dragon Age II (Lead Designer/Writer)
Dragon Age: Inquisition (Designer).
He also worked for Black Isle and Obsidian and had been designer on the cancelled Fallout Van Buren title.
After joining Bethesda he served as Quest Designer & Writer on Fallout 4 and was also a Senior Designer on the yet to be released Starfield.
Eric chose to be credited as Ferret Baudoin as his preferred name. One Redditor claimed that Baudoin was already using that nickname in 1989 when he was a college freshman, but was very secretive about its meaning or origins.
Ferret Baudoin was with Bethesda Softworks for 10 years, before his untimely demise.
Eric Ferret Baudoin Died From Complications Of Cancer Surgery
Before the antivax ghouls come out to blame his sudden death on the COVID-19 vaccines, let me just say it right now – Ferret Baudoin died from complications of cancer surgery.
His cause of death was NOT the COVID-19 vaccine, but complications encountered during a surgery he underwent for his cancer.
Baudoin’s sister revealed that it was “painless for him”, and Ferret was “in very good spirits” before the surgery, and that he was “surrounded by family and friends”.
Credit goes to Redditor ken4656 who spoke directly to Baudoin’s family, and found out more about his untimely passing:
The family is asking that donations be to his children’s college fund, or the American Cancer Society.
Fans Leaving Memorial Messages In Fallout 76 For Ferret Baudoin
Some of Ferret Baudoin’s fans have started to leave memorial messages in Fallout 76 for him.
They are being asked to share those tributes on social media with the hashtag #ThanksFerret, so his sister can collect them to share with his family.
Here is a selection of his fans’ messages in Fallout 76:
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