A sad story to report this morning. Donald Barnes Jr., a video game artist who has worked for EA Sports and Activision, was stabbed to death late last week in Oak Park, California. Barnes tried to intervene in an argument between a man and a woman and was stabbed by the man. He died later that evening.
Friends and family describe Barnes as a good old fashioned man that believed in civility and chivalry. His last courageous act on this earth proves that fact.
Barnes has worked in the video game industry as a character modeler since 1996. In the past, he worked for EA’s Tiburon Studios, Activision’s Luxoflux and Broodworks, Inc. He joined Broodworks in April.
Police have arrested 23-year-old suspect Bikram Singh Otal for the murder.
A more in-depth accounting of the crime can be found in the Ventura County Star.
Barnes was only 41 years old. He is survived by a 17-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. GamePolitics extends our condolences and sympathies to the friends and family of Donald.