I, like many others, first met Warren via mailing lists. Literally from my first interaction with him, I was in awe of him. He was, among other things, one of the most brilliant, dedicated, kind, and motivated people that I've met. His constant desire and ability to contribute to his vision of open science was unparalleled.

One of the most telling things is the sheer number of people who will tell you how helpful he was to them personally, as evidenced by the flurry of blog and mailing-list posts in the past several days.

He was an inspiration as both a scientist and as a person. I considered him both a friend and a hero.

He will be missed, but certainly not forgotten.

-Michael Lerner

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 3:27 PM, Jason Vertrees <jason.vertrees@gmail.com> wrote:
PyMOLers,

I have been asked to send the following on behalf of Warren's wife, Beth:


To all PyMOL supporters, a message from DeLano Scientific:

Warren DeLano has passed away.  We are not accepting new orders at the
moment, while we plan our next steps.  For those customers who have
purchased support subscriptions, we are presently continuing to
provide support via the email address designated for this purpose.
Please do not send email to Warren's personal email address
(warren@delsci.com).

We thank everyone for their tremendous support over the years, both
monetary and non-monetary, and ask you to please bear with us while we
plan for PyMOL's future.

Thanks,

Elizabeth Pehrson (Warren's wife)

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