So, I’ve only just heard about the sad death of Edd Gould from Eddsworld. Edd had been battling cancer for about 6 years until the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia unfortunately took over. He died on Sunday 25th March 2012 shortly after going into hostpital following a fever. Edd will be sorely missed and so will his animations that brought a smile to everyone’s face.
I had known and supported Edd since his early animations on the art site ‘Sheezyart’. I used to provide free music and opening themes for some of his animations. Edd always knew what he wanted when it came to the music and was also very specific with his requests, which was great for me at the time since many other animators didn’t really mind what I composed for them. It was nice to have the direction, listening, tweaking, and to then have the finished pieces used in his animations. From modern remakes of early 90s cartoon show themes to even a Russian version of the ‘Austin Powers’ theme ‘Soul Bossa-Nova’, that was fun to do. After all that, it was great to see Edd’s fan base grow rapidly and then again when he joined YouTube to gain subcribers and plenty of features.
It’s just a real and unfortunate shame that he’s no longer here to keep doing what he loved best. To make animations for all of you.
R.I.P. Edd Gould (28 October 1988 – 25 March 2012).