While Googling for some (apparenty obscure) technical details I came across the site http://blog.fortytwo.ch/, the top post of which is:

cmot died on April 17th 2011
Sadly, I have to make an end to this blog. Adrian - my husband - died on april 17th of a heart attack - Debian obituary

I assume this will become more common as the internet ages, but this totally caught me off guard. The "Debian obituary" referenced in the post is at http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110423. He sounds like a talented and respected guy. RIP.
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