I once played an RPG video game called Oblivion. It was one of these in-depth fantasy type games, based almost totally on Dungeons and Dragons. I played the game almost to the end, and had made up an identity and back story for my avatar. But I would never reach the end, for my avatar was killed in a catastrophic hard drive failure...I was devastated, it was like losing a friend.
Rest in peace, my Avatar.