We've just found out that our good friend Justin Wright passed away today. He had a heart attack at the age of twenty seven. We're still in shock. It's very hard to believe he's gone. It's unreal.
We were classmates and roommates back at CalArts and were department PA in the together. He was a professional, passionate, hard working, reliable, funny, supportive, creative person. Since we graduated he moved back up north to work at Pixar, where he always wanted to work. He was a storyboard artist, and he was darn good at it too.
And we've been just looking at our wedding photos this week, and found him there, with his goofy smile, celebrating with us. It's hard to look at them now. It's just so... crazy.
If you are a believer, please say a pryer for him, he was one. And please send a comforting thought to his parents and sister.
Justin, it's hard to imagine we'll never see you again, talk about video games, argue about movies, plot our creative careers, our young lives together. It's so hard to talk about you in past tense. You might be gone, but not forgotten. You'll always live in our hearts.
We miss you.
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