One of the best bloggers I've ever had the pleasure of meeting was found dead this morning of an apparent heart attack.
I only met Greg Beck on two occasions, both blogger meetups, but I read his blog, Death's Door, religiously. He was truly one of the best bloggers of Kansas City, and easily the most recognizable both in words and appearance. His blog, a staple in any blogroll, was as part of Kansas City as BBQ and Boulevard Wheat. He never tried to be like anyone. If anything, people wanted to be like him.
I wish I could have gotten to talk to him more. It wasn't until tonight, when I read this, that I realized we had a ton of stuff in common. Even though we were not good friends, the fact that he is dead is devastating to me. I feel like a member of my family has just died.
Larger than life, kindness that new no limits, and a heart that held more love than it could handle, Greg Beck will be missed by friends, family, and the masses that read his blog daily. If you haven't read his blog, hustle over there and read it.
God's going to have his hands full with this angel. I can almost imagine it.