I just heard about the sudden death of Colin Harvey last week. Although I only met him a couple of times, he was a really kind and welcoming guy. He was one of the first people to make me feel at ease at my first FCon in 2009, and I never forgot it.
His writing was wonderful, with Winter Song being a particular favourite of mine, and his blog and reviews were always honest and always entertaining. He was hugely accommodating to newbies like me, and always took the time to answer my questions.
My heart goes out to his family and friends. A huge loss to the SF community; but a far greater loss to those who loved him.