- Not to be confused with his avatar, Edd.
Edward Duncan Ernest Gould
October 28, 1988
March 25, 2012 (aged 23)
Edward Duncan Ernest "Edd" Gould (October 28, 1988 - March 25, 2012) was an animator, voice actor, writer, and game developer. He created Eddsworld.
Edd Gould was born on October 28, 1988, in Isleworth, England to Mother Sue Gould. He has a sister named Vicky and a brother named George. He began animating with Macromedia Flash MX around November 2002.
He met Matt in primary school. Matt and Edd were both bullied, but they loved drawing. Edd also had some other friends such as David. When they went to secondary school, they became best friends. Around 2006, Edd had been diagnosed with Leukaemia. He had gotten over it, before he was diagnosed with it again. This was revealed April 16, 2011, in the video, "Edd vs Cancer". In this video, Tom, Matt, and himself discussed the diagnosis, and the future of "Hammer and Fail" and comics. They joke several times in the video.
The real Edd appeared at the end of the short "Fan Service", letting EddHeads know that the next Eddisode would take a while to make because of his cancer treatment. He also announced that a number of Eddsworld T-Shirts were available at the SharkRobot store (thanks, Tom) and gave a preview of the next episode.
On Sunday, March 25, 2012, Edd Gould passed away after a six-year-battle with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Two days later, his passing was made public. Thomas Ridgewell and Matt Hargreaves announced Edd's passing on YouTube through the video RIP Edd Gould (1988-2012). and a tweet was made on Gould's Twitter account.
Gould suddenly got sick when he was at home. He was watching Doctor Who at the time (an episode that was "funny"), and he got taken into hospital, where things got really bad really fast and the doctors were telling Gould's mom that "he was done". They were going to give him a week. Ridgewell explained, "his body just kind of freaked out and he slipped away really, really quickly".
Eddsworld was spotlighted by YouTube on March 30 and many people, including popular Newgrounds users and YouTubers, have voiced their condolences. Several people posted animations, claymations, and pictures in tribute to Gould.
A share of Edd's ashes were given to Matt and Tom. Edds family buried theirs on Edd's 24th birthday, however, Matt spread his share near the Hollywood Sign. [Tomska's Day Out 6] and Tom put his in a box-like urn, with a black and white image of Edd and Tom on it. [Last Week I Saw A Mermaid]
RIP Edd Gould (1988-2012) Transcript
MATT: Hey Eddheads. (pause) We have some bad news.
TOM: On the morning of Sunday, 25 March, 2012, Edd Gould passed away after a six-year long battle with cancer.
MATT: Edd was taken into hospital with a fever, but he was very weak from the fight and his body just... gave up.
TOM: His mind, however, was so far from ready to quit. He really had no idea this was the end of his fight, so he left us without any fear. He wasn't afraid at all.
MATT: Edd always just saw this as an inconvenience, something that got in the way of him doing what he really loved to do. And that was making animations for all of you.
TOM: It sounds cliched, but that's really all Edd cared about. We watched him turn down a lot of business opportunities, work, and even the chance to have a TV show a couple of times, because he knew it would drive away from him, you, and the show. We won't go into the future of Eddsworld right now, but what I can tell you is that Edd left behind the first half of the next Eddisode (a two-parter). What I can promise you is that and the second half.
MATT: We've been overwhelmed by the amount of support Edd received online and through the mail. On YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, especially Tumblr, DeviantArt, Vokle, Newgrounds, B3ta, even the Eddsworld Forums. The list just goes on. It's been... amazing.
TOM: We, the friends and family of Edd, would like to take this moment to thank you for keeping him company and keeping him strong for all the months he's been in hospital. Thank you.
MATT: His legacy, though, will live. Through the hours of animation he's created and the thousands of people he's inspired and befriended... including us.
TOM: Edd may be gone, but his world will keep on spinning.
|1||Edd||June 6, 2003||Animator, Writer|
|2||Conscience||June 17, 2003||Animator, Writer|
|3||Bendee 4||September 8, 2003||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|4||Cats Sleep Anywhere||September 27, 2003||Animator, Writer|
|5||Eddy Baggypants: Halloween Special||October 12, 2003||Animator, Writer|
|6||Bendee 5||October 28, 2003||Animator, Writer|
|7||Happy Birthday Bendee Stick||November 7, 2003||Animator, Writer|
|8||Bendee 7||January 16, 2004||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|9||The Matt Doll||January 18, 2004||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|10||Edd Again||April 28, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|11||Bendee 8||July 4, 2004||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|12||Fighting Fiction||July 10, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|13||Creative Shadows||July 27, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|14||Mario Madness||July 27, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|15||Bendee 9||August 29, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|16||America Online||August 30, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|17||Edd's Legend of Zelda||September 12, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|18||Punch'd||September 22, 2004||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|19||Happy Birthday Alex||October 9, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|20||Ringo Rock||October 10, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|21||Drum His Drums||October 12, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|22||Eddsworld Halloween||October 20, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|23||Edd Vs Pie: Random||October 25, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|24||Ewi3||October 31, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|25||Bendee's Second Birthday||November 7, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|26||When the Best of the Worst Collide||November 9, 2004||Co-Animator, Co-Writer|
|27||Edd Dwarf Clip||December 2, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|28||Eddsworld Christmas Special||December 15, 2004||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|29||MeowMeow Fan Flash||December 19, 2004||Animator, Writer|
|30||Oh Noes Teh Zombehs||January 3, 2005||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|31||Evil Dead - Scottman||January 5, 2005||Animator, Writer|
|32||Happy Birthday Tord||September 6, 2005||Animator, Writer|
|33||The Dudette Next Door||September 18, 2005||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|34||Tord Says: Whatever!||September 21, 2005||Animator, Writer|
|35||Zombeh Attack||October 4, 2005||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|36||Behind the Scenes of Eddsworld||October 8, 2005||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|37||Edd vs Randomness||October 10, 2005||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|38||Eddsworld Halloween Short||October 24, 2005||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|39||Legendary Frog & Joanime||November 27, 2005||Animator, Writer|
|40||Eddsworld Christmas Special '05||December 2, 2005||Animator, Writer, Voice Actor|
|41||The Holiday Heist||December 5, 2005||Animator|
|42||Snobody||December 18, 2005||Animator, Writer|
|1||Bendee: The Game||July 27, 2003||Programmer, Artist|
|2||Roadkill||August 10, 2005||Programmer, Artist|
|3||Quest for Bacon||June 16, 2006||Artist|
|4||Not-so Special Stage||April 3, 2007||Artist|
|5||Bang, Boom, Splat!||July 26, 2008||Artist|
- His favorite animation was WTFuture.
- He was actually a fan of dubstep.
- He was a big Evil Dead and Doctor Who fan, having referenced both multiple times in his animations. He also enjoyed Homestuck and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, as stated on his Tumblr.
- Edd used Adobe Flash CS3 Professional to create animations and comics..
- He was 6 feet and 3 inches (190.5 centimeters) tall.
- One of Edd's channels (Eddomation) was hacked. Jokes to Falcon Lover appeared in some of the video's descriptions.
- According to his Tumblr Edd's favorite characters are his animated counterpart, Private Brains, Tom, Matt and Eduardo.
- ↑ Sue Gould's Twitter
- ↑ https://twitter.com/_VickyGould/status/741543004545122304
- ↑ RIP Edd Gould (1988-2012)
- ↑ Twitter / @egoraptor: Thanks for the laughs Edd. ...
- ↑ Twitter / @HappyHarryToons: My friend and fellow anima ...
- ↑ RIP Edd Gould 1988-2012 - Newgrounds blog post (HappyHarry)
- ↑ Twitter / @joethegran: Edd Gould has died. I can' ...
- ↑ Edd Gould, 1988-2012 - Newgrounds forum post (TomFulp)
- ↑ Twitter / @chluaid: R.I.P Edd :( ...
- ↑ RIP Edd Gould, 1988-2012 - The Explosm Fora
- ↑ So Long, Edd. - Newgrounds animation (KawaiiPiranha)
- ↑ Thank you Edd. - Newgrounds animation (CartoonWarStudios)
- ↑ Edd Gould Tribute [deadsworld sketch] - YouTube
- ↑ Forever Rememberedd - Newgrounds art (jameslee03)
- ↑ Twitter message: Twitter / @thetomska: Putting together a video f ...
- ↑ YouTube video: Future Bing - Edd's Funeral 2012.04.10
- ↑ Twitter message: @thetomska: A few tweets to let you kn...
- ↑ Twitter message: @eddsworld: Edd's ashes are going to b...
- ↑ Twitter message: @thetomska: Matt and I scattered some...
- ↑ Tumblr Posthttp://eddsworld.tumblr.com/page/26]
- ↑ 
- ↑ Tumblr Post: Edd how tall are you ?
- ↑ Tumblr Post
- SheezyArt (archive)
- YouTube (Eddsworld)
- YouTube (Eddomation)
- YouTube (SlicedSandwiches)
|Animators||Edd Gould • Thomas Ridgewell • Tord Larsson • Paul ter Voorde • Matt Hargreaves • Chris O' Neil • Pearl Zhang • Tobias Knitt • Anthony "Kreid" Price • Sandra Rivas • Jamie Spicer-Lewis • Marc Lovallo • Billy Crinion|
|Writers||Edd Gould • Thomas Ridgewell • Tom Bown • Eddie Bowley|
|Voice actors||Edd Gould • Thomas Ridgewell • Matt Hargreaves • Alex L'Abbé • Tord Larsson • Paul ter Voorde • Yanov Cutajar • Arin Hanson • Chris O' Neil • Eddie Bowley • Jamie Spicer-Lewis • Tim Hautekiet • Todd Bryanton • Brock Baker • Vicky Gould|
|Musicians||Edd Gould • Thomas Ridgewell • Chris O' Neil • Yoav Landau • Todd Bryanton • Marc Lovallo|
|Artists||Edd Gould • Tord Larsson • Paul ter Voorde • Marc Lovallo • Billy Crinion • Anthony Rees • Louise Weir • Matt Hargreaves • Tobias Knitt • Jamie Spicer-Lewis|
|Writers||Edd Gould • Thomas Ridgewell • Matt Hargreaves • Tobias Knitt • Jamie Spicer-Lewis|
|Programmers||Edd Gould • Psycosis|