As I sit here typing I find I really don't know what to say. Ken Henderson, the author of the Guru's Guide to SQL Server series of books (and others), died Sunday. Ken was a good friend of mine and I just talked to him not long ago.
I have no words to express my deep sadness of this event. I've been reading other blogs on this and everyone is crediting him with how much he's taught them and how much he'll be missed in the community. And while that's true it saddens me even more that nobody seems to be expressing any personal loss. Ken was a friend of mine and while he taught me a lot about SQL, and while I do owe him a lot in that area as well, my heart just breaks at the thought of never being able to see him again.
He was like a hippie turned computer nerd. He was the coolest guy I think I've ever met and I know his family is devastated. I'm going to miss sitting in his office at MS talking about just anything and everything. It was always so comfortable there with him. He was a very private person and I consider myself lucky to have been brought into his circle. From the day we met we just hit it off right away.
Ken, I don't know what to say brother... the community will miss your brilliant writing... but screw them. Those of us closer to you will miss YOU.
I just don't know what else to say.
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