Even in times of great success, tragedy can still strike. Such was the case when it was revealed that Kirill Pokrovsky, a Russian-Belgian composer who created the soundtrack for Larian Studios’ Divinity: Original Sin, passed away at the age of 53 years on June 1st. The cause of his passing has not been revealed.
Posting on Kickstarter, Larian Studios stated that Pokrovsky was, “A great man, a fantastic composer and a good friend passed away yesterday. Rest in peace Kirill Pokrovsky – we will miss you. We’ve all hummed your music and we have marvelled at how far your virtuosity went. You were truly somebody unique, a true artist, and we were very lucky to have you as a colleague.”
Besides Original Sin, Pokrovsky also worked on composing for the entire Divinity series along with several solo albums. Pokrovsky’s passing will be mourned but his work and the mark he’s left on this industry will never be forgotten.