Chris Lightfoot, 1978-2007. Chris was splendid, and one of the few bloggers whose contributions to the world stretched far beyond blogging. (Some details over here.) Two trivial details: he's the only person I've ever successfully identified in a pub, having only seen their South Park version of themselves ahead of time; and he will always be remembered at the Virtual Stoa for writing the code that powered the Melanie Phillips Naziometer, which used to adorn the sidebar. UPDATE [6.3.2007]: More links, over here and here.