Vidgame Factory Leader Found Dead


Tom Petit (at right) with the late (and fellow Atarian) Don Osborne, back in the Asteroids days.

Tom Petit, a former sales and administrative executive with Atari, Nintendo and Sega USA, was found dead by his wife Nancy the afternoon of Nov. 21 at their home in Durango, Colorado. The Durango Herald reported that he died from a “self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

A University of Santa Clara graduate, Tom had spent around 28 years in coin-op before relocating to Durango to pursue a career in real estate. He was only 62 years of age.

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