For those who are not into computers, He is the guy who invented the C Programming Language and was co creator of Unix. He is probably one of the most important guys in modern computing. It is worth googling him for more info if you haven't heard of him. I still use his "K & R" C Manual to this day. It is a sad day :Sad::Sad::Sad: Probably won't be on the news though as he didn't make shiny consumer toys.