By | September 2, 2020
Curt Vendel death-obituary

Curt Vendel dead: Curt Vendel cause of death – obituary – tributes

  • Date of death: August 30, 2020
  • Age: 53 year old
  • Cause of death: unconfirmed

How did Curt Vendel die?

Atari historian Curt Vendel died unexpectedly August 30, 2020 at the age of 53.

Curt Vendel Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page

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Curt Vendel tributes

Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.

Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.

Video Game History Foundation wrote;

Devastated to learn that we lost Atari historian and archivist Curt Vendel, whose video game preservation work was tenacious and groundbreaking. He may be gone, but we’d like to think his legacy lives on in those of us he inspired.

Jason Scott wrote;

An unquestioned giant in computer history has died. Curt Vendel was a lifelong Atari Fan, and as a teenager would harass Atari to get prototypes, insider information and then turn them into reports and facts. His decades of effort gave us an incredible amount of wise insight.

When the Internet Archive was dealing with threats from Atari when we first started emulating systems, it was Curt who used his connections to bridge a phone call between myself and Atari’s lawyers, and it’s why you can play many Atari properties on the site today. He was unique.

Curt knocked heads with a bunch of folks in his tireless quest for information and research, and while arguments about dates, times and distances might seem like weird hills, it was done out of an honest love of his subject and wanting later generations to know what happened.

If you start going back into forums, chats and other whorls of discussion about Atari, you will find, time and time again, Curt stepping in to tell you “there were five of them”, or “that was on October 12, 1983” and he never disappointed in his giving assistance and info.

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