As l am still fairly new here, l never new him, but to think he died so young and left so many people behind makes me sad, l hope his family manage to overcome this terrible event and will move on with their lives, Rest In Peace Dave...
I didn't know him, but I had the privilege of interacting with him several times on the C/C++ forums. It was always immediately obvious that he knew what he was talking about. I really appreciated his style. He really knew how to set you straight without making you feel more stupid than necessary, a quality I admire that isn't seen often enough. I've been missing his posts, now I know why.
Dave, you will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace, my friend.
It is a very sad note to lose such a person in a forum. That is a huge resource that has now perished. The other pain in it is that we lost him at a time where his age and experience was almost sweetest. The whole community misses him I know. Sorry!
Oh this is sombre news indeed. I would like to add my name to the end of the long list of people who really appreciated Dave's bold presence on Daniweb; in all the time I've spent lurking around these forums, his many contributions here never ceased to feel enlightening ro me; and the world is just that little bit emptier now.
My hat off to you Dave, you will be most sorely missed!