British actor Stephen Critchlow passed away at September 19th, 2021 at the age of 54. He played Count Edmont De Fortemps in Final Fantasy 14 online and also narrated the entirety of the expansion Heavensward. In a moving tribute to Critchlow’s memory, fans are holding mass in-game vigils outside Fortemps Manor, where the late actor’s character lives. Many stood in quiet silence for hours while others lit bonfires to commemorate the occasion.
Critchlow appeared in a wide variety of media ranging from theater to videogames and even Big Finish audio dramas including Doctor Who and Torchwood. His television and movie credits include Fantabulosa! and Downton Abbey. His voice can be heard in World of Warcraft, The Witcher 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Dragon Quest Heroes, and, of course, Final Fantasy XIV.