In addition to his sense of humor, Jarod was an avid World of Warcraft fan who took pride in giving others the courage to cosplay, having shaved his own head half a dozen times to portray the South Park reference at various conventions. In an interview with LA Weekly, he spoke on inclusivity and the power of cosplay to bring people together. He was an avid World of Warcraft fan who spoke about the positive impact of gaming in Blizzard’s Looking for Group documentary. A memorial fund has also been setup on GoFundMe, for any interested in donating.
Our condolences go out to Jarod’s friends and family, as well as the millions of South Park, World of Warcraft, and cosplay fans who knew him. In his memory, we ask everyone to be mindful of safety during these troubling times, please remember to wear a mask, and take all possible precautions. More information can be found on the CDC website, as well as other local resources.