Guardian down – Destiny clan pays tribute to member who passed away

By Shabana Arif
19 June 2015 11:16 GMT

The Dads of Destiny clan say their last farewell in a heart wrenching tribute video to clan member Joshua R. Stokell, who passed away on June 8.

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Kotaku reported that Josh – TheSquashPhD to his clanmates – had Cystic Fibrosis, and studied the genetic disorder at UNC-Charlotte, researching possible cures. He was 36 years old.

His clanmates put together this video after a call to arms on reddit. More than 250 people posted on the Bungie forum and on reddit to offer their condolences and submit their video clips.

The gesture is a simple one, but demonstrates the bonds that can be forged by just hopping online to play a videogame.

Farewell Josh.

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