For the time I conversed with him on IRC, he was one of the better people of the forums. My condolences go out to his family.
Such tragedy never has a meaning. Yet, as one recognizes the transience of life and the infinitely powerful effect that a single person could have on others, let us hope that such tragedy will not go in vain. Though I may have never known him personally, I am all the more a better person for knowing him at all.
RIP Brendan. You will be missed sorely and surely.
"I like refried beans. That's why I want to try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good, and we're just wasting time." - Mitch Hedberg (1968-2005)
"Football is about if you want to run and fight for each other, if you really want to play that killer ball." - Robin van Persie, Arsenal FC