Dennis Ritchie was a computer visionary of the first order. He was a geek's geek and a guy whose work formed the basis for so much of the really important bits of today's world. May he rest in peace. Thanks for C and Unix man.
I just heard that, after a long illness, Dennis Ritchie (dmr) died at home this weekend. I have no more information.

I trust there are people here who will appreciate the reach of his contributions and mourn his passing appropriately.

He was a quiet and mostly private man, but he was also my friend, colleague, and collaborator, and the world has lost a truly great mind.
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