This is fairly old news as it happened on the 2nd, but it is still important. From Gamepolitics.com: A controversial former member of the Star Wars Galaxies development team has taken his own life, reports The Escapist. Jeff Freeman, 39, was widely - and unjustly - blamed by fans of the Star Wars-themed MMO for a failed 2005 update: "He was unfortunate enough to become the public face of the "New Game Enhancements" update, one of the most infamous debacles in MMOG history... even though his role in its development was minor. Despite the fact that he continued to suffer online abuse at the hands of Star Wars Galaxies players unhappy with the NGE changes even after leaving Sony Online Entertainment in late 2006, Freeman's brother clarified that his suicide had nothing to do with the game. "I want everyone to know that it was not SWG that led him to take his life," he said. "He has been troubled for some time. There were a lot of personal issues that tore at him." Crispy Gamer has more on Jeff Freeman. "Crying Freeman," a terrific 2007 story piece from The Escapist, details how he came to be blamed for the New Game Enhancements controversy. While his brother does say that SWG had nothing to do with his death, it can be said with much certainty that the abuse thrown out him played at least some part. This tells an important lesson for all of us: developers are people just like you and I, and just because we don't agree with a direction they took or a change they made, doesn't mean they deserve death, torture or pain and anguish. That is all.