Robert A. Altman, the Founder and CEO of ZeniMax, has sadly passed away. The news was shared to social media by Bethesda, who penned a heartfelt tribute to Altman and his family.
“We are deeply saddened to tell you of the passing of Robert A. Altman, our Founder and CEO,” said Bethesda on Twitter. “He was a true visionary, friend, and believer in the spirit of people and the power of what they could accomplish together. He was an extraordinary leader, and an even better human being.”
The company also noted that during the difficult times of the global pandemic, Altman would write an email to every member of the ZeniMax team, encouraging them to keep their spirits high with anecdotes, tales, and positivity. You can read one of Altman’s emails in full via the tweet below.
Our thoughts are with the family of Robert A. Altman, truly an important and inspirational figure in video games history.
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