i had the honor of meeting Guido Sohne when I attended the Microsoft Technology Summit this last March. I feel both honored and privileged to suggest that we quickly became friends.
Guido was a good friend. Guido was a good person. I only wish I had more time to get to know him better.
He will be sorely missed.
FYI, Guido passed away in Nairobi last week. He was only 34 years old.
Here is a 5/6/08 facebook post from his sister Sandra:
I am sorry to have to inform all of you of Guido’s sudden passing in Nairobi. We know he died at home between Friday night and Monday morning. We do not know the cause or time of death. However, no foul play is suspected. You’ll all agree with me that he was an amazing human being who had so much to give the world and who was working to make the world a slightly better place. At this time, we have not made any funeral arrangements. My parents are planning to travel to Kenya to take care of many details.
If you have remembrances of Guido that you would like to share, please do so. I would like to create a tribute in his memory and share this with family and friends. You can reach me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for being his friends and providing a support network for him.
His sister, Sandra
To Guido: Rest in peace, my friend.