Mike Biasi, The creator of Grommash costume that won the title of Blizzcon 2016 passed away on 15th January, Afternoon. Biasi suffered from a stroke while returning from work on 8th January. His son Devon found Mike in his car and got help immediately and rushed him to the hospital.
Mike initially showed signs of improvement on the next day, even though his right side of body was affected due to the stroke. From Wednesday onwards he went into the state of coma and even required assistance for breathing and eating.
Mike's family started a fund raising campaign on gofundme.com and raised around $4962 for his treatment. His brother Richard Biasi updated the heartbreaking news on the campaign page and declared that the raised amount will be used to cover the expenses incurred during his treatment.
Mike had been cosplaying since 1980s and had a huge fan following from across the world on social media, he was known for his down to earth nature. Mike was good at sculpturing and he even had worked as a sculptor at Disguise Costume. He owned a website mikebiasi.net where he uploaded pictures of his previous works and work in progress projects.
Biasi has been an inspiration to many young and talented cosplayers from all over the world. May his soul Rest In Peace.