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Divinity Original Sin is an old-school cRPG with new ideas & modern execution, will release this year. Funded by fantastic backers!
Divinity Original Sin is an old-school cRPG with new ideas & modern execution, will release this year. Funded by fantastic backers!
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Thank you Kirill - we'll miss you.

Posted by Larian Studios LLC (Creator)
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A great man, a fantastic composer and a good friend passed away yesterday. Rest in peace Kirill Pokrovsky – we will miss you.

And thank you for all the gifts you’ve given us. We each have our own Kirill story and many of us have Kirill presents on their desks. All of them demonstrate how rich a person you were. 

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. 

Your greatest gift to us of course was your music that you shared with us on many occasions. The following concert in particular was really special for us, in the midst of a chaotic Kickstarter campaign, you brought us a moment of peace and joy.

What few people saw was exactly how cool you were behind the scenes as this piece of unreleased footage shows:

Larian will never be the same again without you.

We will remember you always. .

Kirill Pokrovsky 1965 - 2015
Kirill Pokrovsky 1965 - 2015

We've posted a photo album on our Facebook page of Kirill throughout the years.

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    1. Logan on

      Kirill, sad to see you go. Your music is grand! Condolences to the family.

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      Greenfr0G on

      I´m shocked and saddened by his departure.

      I didn´t knew it was so serious with him - I remember, back in 2014 you guys have posted he cannot finish recording for D:OS because of illness, but I have thought it is something temporary and I was looking forward to the day he will get back :(

      Sincere condolences to the family.
      God bless and... rest in peace, Kirill.

    3. Lee Paxton on

      The world is a little darker without him, but through his music, he will live on. rest in peace Kirill

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      Michael Neugebauer on

      My condolences to his family, his friends and everybody who will miss him.

      He made me smile explaining his orchestra in Update #52.

      Ruhe in Frieden

    5. Jaesun on

      RIP Kirill Pokrovsky, you will be greatly missed. :(

    6. Hellspark
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      R.I.P.

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      lwl12 - WoOS on

      RIP Kirill, what a talented musician. My condolences to his family and everyone at Larian.

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      Andy Chalk on

      Very shocked and saddened by the news of Kirill's passing. He was a wonderful composer, and by all reports and appearances a fine person as well. My deepest condolences to his family, and everyone at Larian as well. He will be missed, but his music will ensure that he won't be forgotten.

    9. Mark L
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      My condolences. He was very talented, yet had a sense of humor (which too few talented people seem to have lately). I'm surprisingly moved - I didn't really know him, yet through his music I felt like I did. He made a connection, and will be missed.

    10. deoren on

      I'm saddened to hear this news. Thanks Kirill for all that you did.

    11. Helena on

      So incredibly saddened to hear this. Kirill was a really cool guy - I was lucky enough to meet him briefly at the fan day - and an amazingly talented musician. RIP.

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      AstralWanderer on

      Shocked and sad to hear the news - Kirill's music was part of the soul of Larian's gameplay.

      Many condolences to his family and friends - however his musical legacy will be cherished forever.

    13. Miguel on

      RIP Kirill :(
      You gave a soul to the divinity games.

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      Mars on

      RIP, sad story. :(

    15. Bert Geens on

      Rest in peace Kirill, you will be missed. And my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

    16. Ovi Adrian on

      Sad to hear this news considering the Larian Kickstarter updates bear his signature.
      Condoleances to those closest to him.
      RIP you crazy genius.

    17. StB on

      Oh, man.
      Rest in peace, Kirill!

    18. gandalf.nho
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      RIP. My condolences

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      Robert West on

      So sorry to hear this. Thank you Kirill for the wonderful music you blessed us with.

    20. twincast ~ Mangy WoOS-DOoD Mage
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      Well, I'm shocked. My condolences. :(

      Long live the days of falling keyboards!

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      Andreas Trageser on

      Gods, what a shock this was as I got the news. I am still shaken up by it.
      My deepest condolences to the family, close friends and colleagues.

      Thank you so much for your wonderful work Kirill. You touched so many with your work and your humorous personality and it will keep accompanying us in our hearts.
      Ruhe in Frieden.

    22. Oliver
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      on

      That is really sad :-(
      My condolences to his family and friends.

    23. geekoo on

      Très triste nouvelle! mes condoléances. En tout cas quel bonhomme!
      Plein de spontanéité.

      Merci pour tous les bons moment musicaux/ludiques partagés!

    24. Mikhail Aristov on

      Kirill didn't die - he just ascended to the heavy metal heaven, where he will rock on for all eternity from now on out.

    25. ThomasN on

      I knew him as the guy who slammed the keyboard so hard that it fell of the improvised mount in the Kickstarter release party you have streamed once.
      If that isn't someone who rocks, I don't know who is.

    26. krist2 - Weresheepherder of Original Sin on

      R.I.P., you made great games even greater!
      Thank you for all you have given us

    27. Ziffy "zifnabbe"
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      my condolences

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      Jamie Glaser on

      So very sad, my deepest condolences.

    29. Rolan Storm on

      R.I.P. Sad new indeed.

    30. Leewelo Lorekeeper
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      Sad, sad news.
      My deepest condolences.

      Rest in peace, dear Kirill. You will be missed. Thank you for leaving us the music.

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      Baudolino05 on

      My deepest condolences to his relatives, colheague and friends.
      We are all going to miss Kirill.

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      Manalishi on

      So sorry to hear, may he rest in peace.

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      Kein Zantezuken on

      When I first heard about it I thought it was some kind of prank or cruel joke. I just could fit it in my head, the thought that Kirill has passed away. I grew up listening to his songs and music, both singles, personal work and when he was in Aria. He was part of my childhood.

      To say I'm going to miss him and his work is to say nothing.

    34. Philip Konczak on

      Sad news Rest in peace.and my heart goes out to all of Kiril family..

      I loved your work some of the best music i have heard in any rpg.

    35. Gavin Reading Rainbow KS backer! on

      Oh no! So sad! Remembering Kirill always through D:OS!

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      Restless on

      Rest in peace!! =(

    37. Rodrigo "rrc2soft" Roman on

      My condolences :-(. Descanse en paz.

    38. ☆ dlux ☆ on

      My deepest condolences to your loved ones and friends. Rest in peace, dear Kirill. You will be sorely missed. :(

      Keep on jamming on that great piano in the sky...

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      Ren-Wei Yang on

      This shocks me in an unexpected way. Would that be the update song still stuck in my head after so long? RIP Kirill, you are such unique person that I am fortunate to come across on internet and gaming.

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      Andrey on

      Вечная память.

    41. MichiGen - Weresheep of Original Sin on

      I really didn't expect something like this :( my deepest condolences to his family, friends and Larian. Kirill was one of the best composers, Divinity games will not be the same without his spirit in the music.

    42. Tobi (Crusader Kickstarter pls!!) on

      besides his great character and music, i particularly remember that one video where his keyboard fell down, man that was so much fun and good times...

    43. Azghouls on

      He's too young to pass away. RIP Kirill.

    44. Mortaro on

      :(

      R.i.p Kirill !