Stan LePard, Composer On Games Like Halo Reach & Guild Wars 2, Has Died

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Stan LePard, a veteran composer who has worked in the video game business since 1994, died last week.

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News of his death was publicly announced by his friend and fellow composer Maclaine Diemer, who says LePard, “passed away unexpectedly”.

LePard contributed to the score on all kinds of games, including the Halo series (ODST, Reach), Destiny, Guild Wars 2, Crimson Skies 1 & 2, Peggle 2, Age of Empires III, Flight Simulator X, Plants vs Zombies Adventures, Shadowrun and Toy Soldiers.

In addition to that game work, though, he also lent his talents to things like Windows and Encarta (you can hear a big selection of LePard’s work at his website).

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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In one of those odd coincidences, I came across Stan two days ago when I was looking for the Toy Soldiers soundtrack; he apparently has done remixes for the forthcoming/Covid delayed Toy Soldiers HD too, and had the tracks on his soundcloud.

He was a very talented individual, and a great loss to the industry as well as his friends and family I am sure. My condolensces to all.