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Józef Kucia, Wine developer and founder of Vkd3d has passed away

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This morning we have some sad news to share that CodeWeavers announced last night, as Wine developer Józef Kucia has sadly passed away.

Kucia was the founder of Vkd3d, a Direct3D 12 to Vulkan layer used with Wine as well as being a direct contributor to Wine, Mesa and Debian.

This August, Józef took an extended vacation to the Tatra mountains to explore the longest and deepest cave in Poland, Wielka Sniezna ("Great Snowy Cave"). While exploring, he and another member of his group of six became separated by an unexpected flow of water.  Despite an extensive rescue operation, Józef and his companion died.

Words cannot express the sorrow and heartbreak we feel.  All of us at CodeWeavers extend our heartfelt condolences to Józef's family, friends, loved ones, and everyone else who grieves his passing.

We take some solace from knowing that Józef died doing something he loved, with full understanding of the risks involved.  We admire the courage and ambition he displayed in pursuing his passion.  While his life ended far too soon, it was a life well and fully lived.

You can read the full post on CodeWeavers. Rest in peace, Józef Kucia.

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Arehandoro 10 September 2019 at 9:35 am UTC
My deepest condolences to everyone that knew him. Very sad news indeed.
Termy 10 September 2019 at 9:39 am UTC
Sad news - but as written...dying doing something you love is not the worst way to go.
KuJo 10 September 2019 at 9:41 am UTC
Whew ... We don't have the words. Much too early. 28 years are no age at which one should go.

Thanks for your work for the Open Source Community. In this work you will live on forever!
DrMcCoy 10 September 2019 at 10:55 am UTC
Oh fuck
logge 10 September 2019 at 11:25 am UTC
Always sad to hear these news. Far too many good people fall too early.
razing32 10 September 2019 at 11:51 am UTC
Condolences to the family and friends.
Kyrottimus 10 September 2019 at 12:22 pm UTC
Rest in peace, Józef. My heart goes out to his friends and family.
TheSHEEEP 10 September 2019 at 12:27 pm UTC
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Damn, that sucks.
Caves are a truly dangerous thing to explore.
Grabby 10 September 2019 at 12:43 pm UTC
Rest in peace, Józef. We'll be forever grateful for your work.
Alm888 10 September 2019 at 12:51 pm UTC
Rest in peace, Józef Kucia.
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