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It was recently reported that Eric Medalle – the Creative Design Director at The Pokémon Company International – passed away yesterday afternoon in an accident. Medalle was taking his daughter for a Sunday drive through a nearby park when a Douglas Fir was pushed over onto their SUV by heavy winds. His daughter only suffered minor injuries, and she was pulled from the back of the car by an anonymous bystander.

At The Pokémon Company, Medalle was responsible for designing nearly every TCG logo so far, and he also made the logos for Pokémon Dream Radar and Pokémon the Series: XY. In addition to serving as an artist for the Generation VI and V main series games, he also took part in some of the spinoffs, such as the Pokémon Ranger games and Pokémon Conquest.

Our thoughts are with Medalle's family in this difficult time.

[via king5.com, bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net]