Kevin Kanai Griffith is a very dear friend to many in the game development community. He currently works at Blizzard as Artist on the Diablo 3 team. KKG has been fighting a rare and ruthless form of cancer known as Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma (ASPS). Kevin will be the benefactor of the proceeds from our first service project, KKG Artbook. You can see some of the history of Kevin fight against cancer here.
February 2012 Kevin was diagnosed with Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma, an incredibly rare cancer with no cure and no clear treatment path. From there, it became a series of visits to doctors and hospitals, constant tests and scary news. He had his first tumor removed, then weeks of radiation, only to hear a few months later it had already spread to his lungs. His oncologist told him tiny tumors had begun to grow in both his left and right lung–so many that the pathologist simply wrote “innumerable growths” in their report. When he found out he had stage four cancer at age twenty-nine, it was hard for him not to feel like the world had been turned completely upside down.
Unfortunately October 17, 2014 Kevin lost his battle with ASPS cancer and passed away. We will continue the Artbook project in his memory and in tribute to him.