From Washington Post via Slashdot.
I know some people might not care less about who he was. But I have mad respect for the guy as one of the gods of gaming in general. I pay my respects to him for being the man with the brown box that was playing games on a TV before it was even commercial.
Can't complain about the stuff he has done. I can compare him to Gunpei Yokoi, in terms of products and the lasting influence on the industry in general. If some may humour me, I will say he does deserve the very honour for all the stuff he has done for gaming that transcends generations.