On October 6, Gears of War composer Kevin Riepl tweeted that he thought someone "roofied" him while out drinking. He'd blacked out. "Somethings effed up," he added. "Like literally. Something knocked me out." Within days, Riepl was on life support.

By the following day, Riepl was in the hospital from where he uploaded this photo. The game composer tweeted that all his tests came back normal, but was having an MRI to check if there were any issues with his heart.


Riepl is best known for his work scoring Unreal Tournament games, the first Gears of War and the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines.

On October 10, Riepl's wife Tracy tweeted (via his account) that he was on life support and needed blood transfusions. As of several hours ago, Tracy tweeted that her husband was "still sedated while on life support but was more responsive to family in the room". Riepl has young children.


"Lastly, I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your positive vibes, thoughts and prayers," Tracy added.

No word yet on what the cause is. Riepl is scheduled to go into surgery tomorrow night. Here's hoping it is a success.


kevinrieplmusic (kevinrieplmusic) on Twitter [Twitter Thanks, Ralph!] [Pic]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter