I met Bertrand ‘toggg’ Gugger at LinuxTag 2005, and have chatted with him frequently on IRC since then. Yesterday I heard that toggg passed away on June 17th from a heart attack.
Toggg was a funny guy, he loved programming and being involved with the communities to which he contributed code. His grasp of written English was such that it gave way to both great comedy, and the occasional flamewar on the mailing list. He was passionate about what he worked on, and held a great grip on regular expressions.
He will be missed.
More information about the projects he was involved in here.