Chris had not posted for a while but, out of a sort of respect, I had kept his URL in my RSS Reader. Thus I was overjoyed to note that he had posted this morning. Only he hadn't.
Chris Lightfoot died unexpectedly on 11th February 2007. He is sadly missed by family, friends and colleagues. The funeral was held at St. Bene't's Church, Cambridge, on 23rd February 2007. Donations, if wished, should be sent to www.no2id.net.
He will be missed by this blogger. Besides, your humble Devil is a year older than Chris and a sense of mortality is casting a shade...!
UPDATE: more tributes from ChickenYoghurt, No2ID and MySociety (the people behind TheyWorkForYou, etc.).