Who was Edd Gould?
Edward Duncan Ernest ‘Edd’ Gould was born in Isleworth, London, England, on 28 October 1988 – his zodiac sign was Scorpio, and he held British nationality. He was a voice actor, animator, film writer and director, while he’s still remembered for having animated the family comedy series “Eddsworld”. It aired from 2003 to 2012 (his death), starred Thomas Ridgewell, Matt Hargreaves and Edd, and follows a guy named Edd, who continually finds himself in awkward situations.
— Eddsworld (@Eddsworld) October 8, 2021
Early life and education
Edd was raised in Isleworth alongside his brother George and sister Victoria ‘Vicky’, by their parents Duncan and Susan ‘Sue’; not a lot is known about his family, as they prefer to be left out of the media’s attention.
He became interested in creating cartoons while still attending elementary school, and Edd became more serious about it after enrolling at Orleans Park School. It was there that he met Matt Hargreaves at a sports day event; Edd disliked Matt at first, but after his best friend David Chapman changed schools, he befriended Matt, who then became an important part of his animated series “Eddsworld”.
In the first episodes of the series, Matt’s character would always be killed, which he disliked, but eventually came to terms with it. Edd then met Thomas Ridgewell and Tord Larsson on the internet, and they alsoeventually became a part of the series.
Upon matriculating in 2006, Edd chose not to pursue a college degree, but to focus on his career; he eventually changed his mind, and enrolled at the University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone in Kent, England, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in animation.
Career as an actor
Edd launched his voice acting career in 2010, when he lent his voice to several characters in the short animated comedy film “Asdfmovie2”, written and directed by Thomas Ridgewell, who also starred in it, alongside Will Ryan and Christopher Bingham. The following year heard Edd voice a couple of characters in the sequel – “Asdfmovie4”.
In 2012, he played Edd in the short film “Rock Bottom”, once again written and directed by Thomas Ridgewell, starring only Thomas and Edd, and parodying sitcoms.
Edd also worked as an animator on the 2010 short films “Asdfmovie2” and “Asdfmovie2: Deleted Scenes”, as well as on the 2010 short animated comedy movie “Marmite is Terrible”.
It was back in 2002 that he had begun using a GIF animation program, and uploading his works onto the Stick Figure Death Theatre website, however, he had switched to Macromedia Flash in November 2002, after having learned that the website no longer supported the GIF format.
He wrote, directed and produced the series “Eddsworld”, as well as wrote the songs for its two episodes “Zanta Claws 3” (2010) and “Eddsworld Intro” (2011).
Edd received special thanks for the 2010 short film “Asdfmovie3”, the 2012 short adventure comedy film “We’re Not Superheroes”, and the 2012 episode “A Hellbenders Christmas” of the animated horror comedy series “Hellbenders”. It has recently been announced that the short animated film “Eddsworld vs the Future” is being created, in memory of Edd.
Love life and girlfriend
Edd preferred to keep his love life to himself, and rarely talked about the girls (or boys) whom he had perhaps been with, however, it’s widely known that he was in a relationship with the illustrator and animator Louise Weir at the time of his death; she’s probably known best for having illustrated Edd’s “Comic #187”, as well as for having donated money to the fundraiser ‘Eddsworld: Legacy’. She can be found on Instagram, and is today followed by close to 500 people; Louise is today teaching illustration at Middlesex University.
Edd didn’t mention any other girls whom he had perhaps dated, but it’s believed by many that he was in a relationship with his high school sweetheart for two years, before the two broke up for unknown reasons. There are also some who believe that he had perhaps dated one of his male friends, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
Hobbies and other interests
Edd liked to travel, and had visited various European countries and several US states, mostly to attend events such as VidCons and GameCons.
He enjoyed watching stand-up comedians perform, and his favorites were the late Robin Williams and Chris Rock.
Edd was a huge fan of animated comedy series, and his favorite was “South Park”, while he also enjoyed watching “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons”. He was also into watching Hollywood movies, and his favorite actor and actress were Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, while a couple of his favorite movies were “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls” and “Bruce Almighty”.
Edd was a lover of animals, and his favorites were cats and groundhogs.
He enjoyed tasting various cuisines, and his favorite was spicy Hungarian food.
It was revealed on 16 April 2011 that Edd was suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a white blood cells cancer; it was also revealed that he had been diagnosed with it a couple of years earlier, in 2006. Edd used his illness to make various new comedy sketches, which were about being sick.
He died early in the morning on 25 March 2012, to an infection caused by leukemia. His funeral took place on 10 April 2012, at Isleworth’s All Saints’ Church. Following the funeral, Edd’s remains were cremated at Mortlake Crematorium, while his friends Thomas and Matt scattered half of his ashes in Hollywood; the other half was buried at Mortlake Crematorium.
Age, height and net worth
Edd was 23 years old at the time of his death. He had short brown hair and brown eyes, and wore glasses; his height was 6ft 3ins (1.9m) and he weighed around 187lbs (85kgs).
At the time of his death, Edd’s net worth was estimated at over $100,000.