Edward Duncan Ernest 'Edd' Gould (October 28, 1988 - March 25, 2012) was the primary creator and animator of the web animation Eddsworld.
He voiced the Edd character (which was based on himself) from 2004 until his death from acute lymphoblastic leukemia on March 25, 2012, at the tragically young age of 23. Co-stars Thomas Ridgewell and Matthew Hargreaves announced Edd's death in a short video "R.I.P Edd Gould (19882012)" on March 27, 2012. At the closing screen, Tom stated that "Edd may be gone, but his world will keep on spinning".
Following his death Edd was cremated and Tom and Matt scattered some of his ashes atop a mountain in Hollywood on July 12, 2012. The majority of his ashes were buried on his birthday (28th October) in London.
Despite Edd's death the Edd character was not retired, as Edd's dying words were that he didn't want the series to end. With Tom and Matt now running the series, Edd's voice is now provided by Tim Hautekiet, with animations by Paul ter Voorde.