“He is flying between the stars now, may he have a safe travel,” wrote one player on Facebook, only to be echoed by dozens more. Said a friend on Reddit, “Rob was the definition of a stand up guy. One of the nicest, most respectful people I have ever met in this game. I started playing the game as a young teenager when I met Robert. He was a huge influence in my younger years and taught me a lot about the game and life in general. I will miss all those late night debates we had. I learned a lot from him, and will miss him deeply. Fly safe in the heavens bro.”
Friends of the family have set up a charity site for his widow and baby girl, to whom and to his crew we extend our deepest sympathies.
With thanks to alexjwillis.