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Mark Valentine (aka h2orat), former Video/Media supervisor at PWE and foundry Author has passed away.

Mark was responsible for some great trailer videos for Star Trek Online particularly, created the spotlit foundry mission The Rising Pheonix and was all around a good guy.

Mark had to take leave for treatment when he was diagnosed with cancer. The cancer had spread but now seemed under control and things were improving. Unfortunately you cannot take anything for granted with cancer and he died.

My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends through this time and I am sure he will be missed at Cryptic and at Perfect World.

H2orat's GoFundMe has more details regarding how things have been going.
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# 2
09-09-2013, 04:48 PM
RIP always sad to hear when someone passes away prematurely

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# 3
09-09-2013, 04:48 PM
Thank you for letting us know. Truly sad news and I give my love and support to his family and friends. So many people loved and appreciated his work and his company.

~ Adrianne
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# 4
09-09-2013, 04:49 PM
Mark was a great guy, and talented videographer. He was our first dev guest on PrimetimeUGC. I'll never forget how generous he was with his time, and how helpful and informative he was. We talked for hours and we, at StarbaseUGC, were happy just to get to know him. He will be sorely missed.
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# 5
09-09-2013, 04:51 PM
He was a very nice and talented guy. May he rest in peace. He will be missed.

Thank you to everyone who donated to his site to help him and his family. I wish them the best during a difficult time of grief. It's very sad news.

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# 6
09-09-2013, 04:53 PM

He will be missed.
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# 7
09-09-2013, 04:58 PM
My deepest condolences to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.

It is very sad when good people go so young.


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# 8
09-09-2013, 05:06 PM
Originally Posted by tacofangs View Post

He will be missed.
My thougths exactly.

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# 9
09-09-2013, 05:06 PM
Mark was always incredibly helpful, patient and kind with me.

He was incredibly talented, and knew his craft inside and out. He was always happy to help and talk.

I regret that I never got to meet him in person. He was a wonderful human being!

I will miss him.

My sincerest heartfelt condolences to all his friends, colleagues and family.
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# 10
09-09-2013, 05:22 PM
RIP Mark and my deepest sympathy to everyone at Cryptic and to his "RL" family.

Mark was amazingly supportive of the entire STO community, from the forum posters to the podcasters. He loved Trek and that love was reflected in his amazing video work.

I'm going to miss him terribly...


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