Tim Schafer, founder and CEO of Double Fine Productions, today shaved off his beard. This event was shown live to more than 700 viewers.
Schafer yesterday tweeted that he would remove his facial hair. The beard's demise apparently was tied to a weight loss goal. He had been on a "green juice fast" since the beginning of the month, shedding 11.3kg.
The current form of his beard apparently dated to around 2005. Previously, Schafer had worn a soul patch — "My late 90s, early aughts look," he said, as he used a beard trimmer (brand unknown) to pare down his facial hair before finishing the job with a razor.
No word yet regarding plans for a Kickstarter to grow a new beard.