Pokémon artist and designer, Eric Madalle, was killed on Sunday, March 13th, after a large tree fell onto his car during an intense windstorm in Seattle, Washington. His daughter, who was in the car, was pulled from the wreckage by a passerby. She suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. Eric had been working as a creative designer on the Pokémon games since 2003.
Original news report can be found here.