The name is a reference to Bradford C. Bridenbecker, a man who died of cancer that caused tumors to appear in his body in areas such as the spinal column and leg (which was amputated) over the course of two years. It is unknown as to whether or not the man held any relation to Blizzard staff members, though it is speculated that he may have been the brother of (or held some relation to) Robert Bridenbecker, a World of Warcraft programmer. In the Wrath of the Lich King manual, he is listed under "Special Thanks" as "Bradford C. Bridenbecker R.I.P. 6.18.2007".
- ^ Doug Mitchell "6.18.2007" is not a valid date.. Final Moments of Clarity. Retrieved on February 21, 2008.
- ^ Press Release 6/19/07 - City Manager Brad C. Bridenbecker (9/16/71 to 6/18/07) ("6.19.2007" is not a valid date.). Retrieved on February 21, 2008.
- ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1064836/