Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Last night, Justin Wright, a friend and brother in arms here at Pixar, passed away suddenly at the age of 27. It is a great loss and a real tragedy. Although we hadn't worked together all that extensively, I got the honour and pleasure to work with him for a month or so during a crunch recently, during which I got to see the sincerity, honesty and spirit that he is being remembered for so fondly today.
Justin was one of the rare people who are open in a way that made sharing one conversation feel like ten. He was incredibly friendly, funny and humble.
To his family and close friends, which are many, I can only offer my condolences and well wishes. It is a terrible thing when good people go too soon.
To those who've never met him I offer a sample of his excellent work. I hope you can glean a little bit of Justin from the work that he made.
Justin, you will be well remembered.
We'll miss you.