"It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the passing of our great friend and colleague, Mike Sherlock," said CEO Phil Rogers.
"Mike was a principled and charismatic leader who led by example. He was extremely proud of the progress and success we have shared over the years. The entire Square Enix family mourns this tragic loss, and our deepest sympathies are with his family and loved ones."
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Sherlock worked with the game publisher since 2005, where he started as the senior vice president of marketing before moving to Square Enix Europe COO in 2009, and finally America COO in 2015.
The video game veteran had previous stints at Acclaim, where he was president of international publishing, and Sega Europe, as vice president of sales and marketing.
Square Enix hasn't released any more information regarding Sherlock's sudden death, but they have announced that their executive team will assume his immediate responsibilities to ensure the continuity of its strategic direction and operations.
Our thoughts go out to all those who knew Mike Sherlock. Thank you for your contribution to the gaming world!
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