Please read the posts and obituary written up at his site News Blog. When I started blogging last year, Steve was an inspiration and a help. we chatted a couple of times in comments and he was always helpful. He will be missed. Condolences go out to his family and his ever-faithful Jen and all the friends he made in the blogosphere. Rest in peace Gilly.
Steve's passing has generated tremendous outpourings of affection around the world - no surprise, considering how he was considered to be a "blogger's blogger" - the cream of the crop. This link provides a good indication of the impact Steve's work had on the lives of others, from all corners.