Mohammad Fahmi, creator of Coffee Talk, has passed away. He was 32 years old. The announcement was made by his sister via his Twitter account, a cause of death was not provided but Toge Productions, the studio behind Coffee Talk, has confirmed that he had been suffering from asthma. Several game creators and industry members from South East Asia have paid respects to Fahmi with Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, head of PlayStation Studios Malaysia, saying that he was one of the brightest stars in the region.

Here’s what Hasnul had to say:

Our industry has lost one of the brightest stars. ⁦Fahmi was someone I was always inspired by. We met at the first Level Up KL where we talked about how we could grow the region together. No words can explain how great this kind and amazing soul.I will truly miss you. He was a journalist then and we talked about how we could push our stakeholders to recognise the industry. I was glad to see that region had grown since then. Even more so seeing him doing what he loved – making games and writing great stories. I remember I spent a lot of time sitting and playing the Coffee Talk demo at Level Up. He won an award there for it. We met at various game events – Malaysia and Indonesia sometimes side by side. GamesCom, TGS and in Indonesia. May you be remembered always, Fahmi. May you inspire others with your journey. Rest well my friend

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