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Gianluca "kino" Faletti Passed Away


It it with great sadness that we have to share that Gianluca Falette, a cornerstone of the Italian Blender Community has passed away yesterday. We wish all the strength in the world to his family and friends.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Randall Underwood on

    My condolences to his family and friends. I did not know him, but he had to be smart to know the in's and out's of Blender.
    Rest In Peace My Friend.
    Randall Olehippy Underwood

  2. Francisco Ortiz on

    Ooh God! That is super sad! :_(( A big loss for sure!

    He was a super nice person! I met him in Blender Conference 2005... A beautiful light emanated from him.

    He will be missed!

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