John Hunter: 1968-2012
This is very sad news. I use John's Matplotlib often and blogged about it just yesterday. His close friends have set up a memorial fund to help ensure the education of his children.
Update (2012-08-31): I'm watching his recent SciPy keynote (via Kurt Schwehr).
Re: John Hunter: 1968-2012
Terrible news. But, I appreciate the posting.