Veteran video game industry executive Charles Bellfield passed away in San Francisco last night, according to a Facebook post by his brother Edward Bellfield. Friends and former colleagues from the games industry left their condolences and remembrances of Bellfield on Facebook, including Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore, whom Bellfield reported to at Sega when the company launched the Dreamcast console in 1999.
Moore called Bellfield "the quintessential Englishman Abroad" as well as "a great friend, a wonderful personality."
"Together we would take on Sony, joust with EA, and even battle with our own parent company back in Tokyo," Moore said. "All with a sense of irreverence and good natured competitive spirit that Charlie and I believed embodied what Sega needed to be about. He was smart and mischievous, with a dry humor and a classic sense of right and wrong. Long after we parted ways at Sega, we were (and are) friends to the end. He was a friend and mentor to my children."
Bellfield served as the former vice president of strategic planning and corporate affairs for Sega of America. A seasoned veteran executive, Bellfield spent decades in the gaming industry working at such companies as NEC Electronics, Sega, Codemasters, Capcom, and most recently - as a general manager at internet radio firm Pure North America.
GamePolitics extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Charles Bellfield. We are sorry for your loss.
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