City of Heroes salutes Christopher Reeve

Fans of superhero MMORPG join in a spontaneous tribute to the Superman actor, who died on Monday.

It's probably safe to say that we all felt a little different when we heard about Superman actor Christopher Reeve's passing on Monday, but players of massively multiplayer online RPG City of Heroes - in which gamers create their own superhero characters and fight for justice in a fictional city - decided to express their sadness and respect this week by forming a living monument in his memory.

While developer/publisher NCsoft have not made any official plans to honour Reeve's passing at the time of writing, that hasn't stopped players in several regions of the game world joining together and quietly saluting the actor, who died on Monday, aged 52, as a result of heart failure linked to the paralysis he suffered in a horse riding accident in 1995.

Screenshots showing the gamers' tribute can be found on the City of Heroes Warcry website.

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