THQ Founder Passes Away

Jack Friedman, the founder of publisher THQ - the guys behind UFC, Dawn of War & Company Of Heroes - passed away yesterday at the age of 70.

Friedman had been involved in the game business for decades, first by forming toy company (and later video game publisher) LJN in 1970, and then by founding THQ in 1989, where he remained until 1995 when he left to form another company, Jakks Pacific, which among other things is known for those "plug and play" TV games and for getting itself in one hell of a lawsuit with, of all companies, THQ.

THQ, Jakks Founder Jack Friedman Passes Away At 70 [Gamasutra]