The studio confirmed the news in a statement to the Terraria community. A cause of death hasn’t been announced.
In a tribute, Re-Logic said: “It is with the utmost sadness that the Re-Logic family must share the recent passing of Jason “Leinfors” Parker.”
“Jason was so much more than a teammate to each of us – he was a devoted partner, friend, and brother to us all. His passion, attention to detail, commitment to excellence, and willingness to always make the time to help everyone be better and feel better will be sorely missed. His impact to Terraria – the game, its community, and everyone that works on Terraria cannot be overstated.”
We love you all – thanks for your support in this devastating time. 💚💚💚
Please feel free to ask any questions, share memories of Jason/Leinfors, or just to grieve together here in this thread. pic.twitter.com/glzIVizSy5
— Terraria (@Terraria_Logic) February 23, 2023
The statement continued: “It is often said that the true mark of success for our short time here on Earth is what legacy we leave behind in the hearts and minds of others. To say that Jason left his mark would be an understatement in so many ways. We encourage everyone to take some time over the next week or two to reflect on your favorite memories of his life.”
According to the Re-Logic website, Parker’s favourite game was the original Final Fantasy. His last message on social media was posted earlier this week. “Hey everyone, just a reminder to be nice to each other,” he wrote with fans now paying tribute to him in the replies.
My respect for you is immeasurable. We only had like one conversation couple years ago, but it has always stuck by me ever since.
Rest well, Jason.
Thank you for everything you have done. For your work at Re-Logic and for the community as a whole.
— LordMetarex (@LordMetarex) February 23, 2023
Rest well man. Thank you for everything that you did for the community and Terraria.
— Hiwkaowz.อ่านสือ();🍀 (@Yaaknonlaew) February 24, 2023
what a perfect message. thanks for your amazing contribution to the world
— Kyler Strix (@KylerStrix) February 24, 2023
rest well, knowing that you’ve done the terraria community proud 💜 https://t.co/3wCOf2L1vg
— Al-Azeem (@AlAzeemRasaq) February 24, 2023
Thank you for shaping Terraria to be one of the best games ever, I will never forget all the memories I have created, rest well Jason you will never be forgotten <3 https://t.co/rjc1hx4W3n pic.twitter.com/dRvUUpeP2v
— MIRI (@Yirmiris) February 24, 2023
There are not enough words for what I want to say, he was my partner in crime, a mentor, and a friend. He changed my life in ways parents wish they could, I wouldn't be who I am now if not for him. There aren't words strong enough to convey the loss, he will be missed dearly.
— Ghostar | Game Shop Vtuber (@Ghostarduster) February 24, 2023
Thank you Jason for being a great QA at the company and being able to interact with the community very positively. He also supported my main bearing prior to 1.4.4 about voodoo dolls not being stackable, to which was added to the game after all of that time. Thank you Jason (1/2)
— Infamous (@InfamousLazure) February 23, 2023
Re-Logic went on to say that “obviously, this is a tough time for both Jason’s family and the Re-Logic team. Please respect the privacy of the family, and understand that everyone mourns in their own way. Have patience with us as we sort out the best ways to keep things moving into the future – this will be a huge adjustment for our team.”
“Jason challenged us all to reach for a standard of excellence – and we will take the torch from him, creating things that would make him smile. We will never be able to replace him, but we will carry on with what he started,” Re-Logic added. “We know he would not have it any other way. Rest well teammate, friend, brother. We will make you proud.”