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  • xinthius - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Touching article, RIP Abigail. Reply
  • Indigo64 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    I am actually very familiar with Gary's posts, and have always appreciated the insights. When I was 16 (and to date myself, that was 2 years before Anandtech was founded) I lost someone very close to me in similar circumstances, she was the same age as Abby. Anand's post here resonated on that old nerve once again, and I remember the pain vividly. I hope you continue to be strong through all of this Gary (and family), and I will still be here to keep reading your reviews and writeups for as long as you keep posting them on AT. Thanks for everything you've done, and I hope you can find the peace you need and deserve. I am so sorry for your loss. (P.S. Thx for the heads up Anand) Reply
  • Jaegs - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    What a tragedy, my condolences go out to the family. Its always horrible to hear of freak accidents like this and the senseless destruction caused. Reply
  • jnmfox - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My condolences. Thanks for all your great articles from the Anandtech of old. Reply
  • twotwotwo - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    :( Sorry to hear it. Good thoughts to everyone going through it. Reply
  • cbutters - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My deepest condolences to Gary and his family. Life is so very fragile, its astounding when we are forced to stop and think about it. Reply
  • haxor911 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My condolences for the loss. The article was touching and makes me happy to give away used tech to students and to those in need. Reply
  • richardlai - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My deepest condolences to Gary and his family. I also lost a friend recently, and I can only imagine how difficult it is for the parents. Life is too fragile.

    Rest in peace, Abby.
    Reply
  • scavio - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Heartbreaking. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Reply
  • silverblue - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    RIP Abigail... I cannot begin to understand what her family must be going through. My thoughts are with you. Reply
  • euskalzabe - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Oh no, that is such sad news... my condolences for the whole family, I can only imagine what they're going through... Big hugs! Reply
  • Uj13 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    What ever can go wrong - will go wrong; Murphy's Law (src: Wikipedia). It could be your daughter or mine or in this case it was Gary's daughter. Its a common evil that we must defeat; Make the roads safer. Google Cars are a very important step in that direction. I hope in the near future computers that do not get drunk and can 'think' at near light speeds and talk to each-other with absolute precision can help us be safe.
    She has left us - it is more sad for the world for what it has lost and for the many lives she'd have touched. My condolences - Ujjwal Singh
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  • ExarKun333 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My condolences to Gary and his family...

    I took a few minutes to reminisce on some older articles that Gary wrote on slot-1 boards, DFI NF2 lan-party, and his Conroe MB roundup. He was a great writer, and I wanted to say I appreciated all his awesome work back in the day. He was writing when I started reading AT regularly (~2002) and was an awesome contributor.

    Again, condolences to Gary and his family in such a difficult time. Know that the whole AT community (even though we can get unruly at times..) supports him 100%.
    Reply
  • TinkerTanner - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    I am so very sorry for your loss :(

    I have lost people close to me in the past few years and it has been tough. I can't even imagine what it would be like to lose a daughter. Please stay strong.
    Reply
  • Den - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My most sincere condolences to the Key family. It is always tragic to loose a child and all the more so for one who was a loving and giving person. I need to go wipe my eyes now... Reply
  • callinitgood - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Gary is an amazing editor and I have always admired his work. I took time to reflect on his past articles as well as life in general. I am so very sad to learn this news. May angels watch over the Key family. my deepest condolences and lots of hugs... Reply
  • matt.bhame - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Ugh, this gave me chills. I miss Gary Key as a contributor on AT very much: his reviews were consistently-solid and I learned a lot from him as an AT reader over the years. Nothing but respect and love for you Gary - I literally cannot imagine what this has been like for you and your family. Reply
  • Amoro - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Really sad to hear about this. My condolences to the family.

    RIP Abigail.
    Reply
  • Zap - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    I've exchanged emails with Gary in the past. My condolences. Reply
  • WaitingForNehalem - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My prayers go out to you and your family. May the Lord be with you in this difficult time. Reply
  • frozentundra123456 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My deepest condolences. She sounds like she was a wonderful person with all the potential in the world. Our 16 year old grandson has just spent the summer with us, and he is a very kind and caring person too. I cant imagine how we would handle the loss if something happened to him. I admire you for dealing with the loss and hope you somehow can heal, although I am sure you will always feel the loss. Reply
  • wiz329 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My deepest sympathies. One of my good friends died at age 20 this past week in a hiking accident, so we are grieving together. God bless you, and may she rest in peace. Reply
  • Reflex - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My condolences to Gary and his family. I am very sorry to hear this. Reply
  • WilliamVW - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Gary was both patient and helpful with me in the past. No tragedy should ever strike someone like this, but it's doubly unfortunate that it should land on someone so undeserving of it. As a father and colleague, Gary, my every condolence goes out to you and your family, and I deeply hope you are able to heal as time allows. Reply
  • StormyParis - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My deepest condolences to her family and friends. 15 is way to young to go. She seems to have had a good life, so maybe that makes up for it in part. Reply
  • EddyKilowatt - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    "To have a child is to forever have a piece of your heart walking around outside your body"

    Only a parent can understand the terrifying depth of this statement.
    Reply
  • noeldillabough - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    I can't imagine your loss or what you're going through, but I know you're handling it better than I would. Best wishes to you and yours and RIP Abigail. Reply
  • DawsonsDada - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    I am so sorry to hear of your daughter's passing.

    She sounds like a wonderful daughter.

    My, and my families, prayers are with you and your family
    Reply
  • epoon2 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    It must have been difficult. My condolences. Car accident is one of the top causes for fatality among young people. I am very sorry to hear that. Reply
  • Nancy Key - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Anand is one of the nicest men I never met. Gary always spoke so highly of him, and Abby loved him. She did love that tablet. Thank you Anand for all you do.
    We are lost without our girl - we love you Abby, to the moon and back.
    Nancy Key
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  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Nancy,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Whenever I talk to Gary about Abby I feel like I missed out on knowing an amazing member of your family. My thoughts and heart are with you and Gary. Please let me know if there's ever anything I can do.

    Anand
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  • Chillin1248 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    May you never know any more pain,

    Our prayers are with you.
    Reply
  • war59312 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Sucks! :(

    RIP!!
    Reply
  • David Szabados - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    I've worked with Gary in my PR role and when I first heard about this, I was stunned and very saddened. It hits home thinking about my own oldest daughter who is now 15. My deepest condolences to Gary and your family. Reply
  • Tukk - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My condolences. And my hopes that you and yours live more with the years of great memories than with the loss. Reply
  • bsmeeb - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My sincere condolences to you, Gary. I wish all the strength and understanding needed to struggle through such an enormous loss. Reply
  • StanFL - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    I remember corresponding with Gary a fair amount via email and PM's here back in the early 2000's. Even though we never met, or even spoke, I could tell he was a stand up guy, further confirmed when he began doing content for AT. A tragedy like this is certainly underserved and I wish I had an undo button for it. My condolences to Gary and family. Reply
  • noahcollins - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    As the unofficial system builder in my family, I've definitely read every one of Gary's motherboard reviews. My thoughts are with you, Gary. I'm so sorry to hear this news. Peace be with you and your loved ones. Reply
  • AJ_NEWMAN - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Anand,

    Thankyou for sharing this; My own tears welled up - partly for the sadness and torment that you and Abigail's family are going through, but also in recognition that our own time here is finite.

    Antony
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  • od14 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My deepest condolences to Gary and his family. Life sometimes is very cruel. Hope Gary and family find enough strength to somehow cope with such a huge loss. Reply
  • AngGP - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    RIP Abigail Reply
  • thestryker - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    I've been a long time reader and thus recognized the last name from the headline, but wasn't certainly wasn't expecting the tragedy within. My deepest condolences to your family. Reply
  • RYF - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    RIP, and be strong.

    Thanks Anand for the article.
    Reply
  • DukeN - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Heartbreaking. My sincerest condolences and sympathies for the family. Reply
  • dac7nco - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    You're in my thoughts, Gary. Reply
  • RaLX - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    I don't comment very often, but I need to say that I can't imagine how difficult this must be, my deepest condolences to the family. Reply
  • dragonsqrrl - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    My condolences. Terrible tragedy. Reply
  • InsGadget - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    Sorry for your loss. Reply
  • iftybbar - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    So very sorry for your loss, Gary. Reply
  • Bull Dog - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - link

    I remember reading (and enjoying) Gary's reviews. A little over eight years ago, I lost my youngest, eleven-month-old sister from complications arising from her being a T18 baby,

    I do not have the words to express how sorry I am for your loss.
    Reply
  • goinginstyle - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    I cannot even imagine what Gary and his family is going through right now. There are no words to even describe the loss of a child this early in life. Gary always helped me while he was at AT, no matter what dumb question I asked or situation I got myself into with a variety of PCs. He even sent me a replacement X58 motherboard, no questions asked although I had screwed up the CPU installation. I am sure Abigail was just as giving to others based on what I read today. Reply
  • gamoniac - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    My hearts go out to Gary and his family. With two kids of my own, I cannot imagine what you must be going through. I will try my very best to cherish everyone close to me when I can. I am sure she is in a good place. Reply
  • Voldenuit - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Gary, you have my deepest condolences and sympathies for your loss. While words can not undo your pain, I can only hope that the outpouring of sympathy and support from all of us Anandtech readers can provide some measure of comfort and that you can find some solace from all our well wishes.

    We are with you in spirit in your time of loss.
    Reply
  • bleekii - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Gary did great work here, and because I always by Asus products he must be continuing his level of excellence. I had a friend die in a car crash at 16. It changed the lives of those around her. It was the first time I saw death affect my life and since then I've lost even closer people. There are no words to describe the individual loss Gary has suffered. I hope that those closest to him in all areas of his life give their support. I know never would have made it though my losses without the understanding and care given to me. To other AnandTech readers, if you see others suffering from loss like death or divorce make sure to lend an ear and a helping hand. Reply
  • bleekii - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    I'm sorry for this terrible loss. I hope Gary and his family have more good friends like Anand to support them in this awful time. Reply
  • dishayu - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    RIP Abigail and my condolences to the Key family. Reply
  • johnp888 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Condolences to your loss Gary. RIP Abigail Reply
  • ikjadoon - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Hi, Gary and Gary's family and friends. I know it's weird and possibly unexpected for a stranger to wish you condolences. But, a family, even if virtual, is something. She sounded like a wonderful and exciting young woman. I wish you all calm days of peace in your time ahead.

    Your articles, by the way, were wonderful. When I was building my first ever computer, I read your glowing review of the ASUS P5N-E SLI (650i SLI chipset) and ended up using it for my PC. It's still going strong, 6 years later. :) Thank you for passion and detailed writing--it was appreciated.

    May she rest in peace and all of you be able to live fulfilling, complete, and extraordinary lives.

    From your virtual family member,

    ~Ibrahim~
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  • Diamond3 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    My heartfelt condolences to Gary and his family. Reply
  • watersb - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Oh thanks for posting about this. What a horrible loss. It should not be borne alone. My kids are the most phenomenal people in my life. The only solace I could possibly offer is the sure knowledge that Abigail made the world a better place, because of the lives she touched while she was here. For all time, a better place, and that cannot be taken away. Reply
  • TheBeagle - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    A number of years ago I met Gary Key on the Forums here on AnandTech. From the very first time we exchanged comments and views about a number of computer issues, I realized he was an OK kind of a guy and always willing to help someone with a computer related problem.

    After a while, I also got to know a little bit about Gary's family, especially Abigail, who had been then recently diagnosed with a probable serious health issue. That's when I really got to appreciate Gary's qualities as both a man and a father. My heart breaks to read about the tragic loss of Abigail - she was truly the apple of her daddy's eye.

    My faith allows me to know that Abigail is now with the angels. Blessings on Gary and his whole family, now and in the future. With deepest respect, TheBeagle
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  • murakozi - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    My deepest condolences and prayers for her and her family. As a father, I hope I will never have to understand this pain, and wish Gary and his family a healing of all the scars. She seems to be such a nice person and I beleive, she is reading these posts from somewhere, where the best of us go. Reply
  • deject - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    My condolences to Gary and his family. :( R.I.P. Abigail, taken far too soon. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Damn, I read the news article to see the situation in which it occurred, there's no way anyone could have predicted or avoided that in the car.

    Anyone could have been killed in that situation. Horrendous.
    Reply
  • victorson - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    This is heartbreaking, deepest condolences to Gary for the loss. Having this post by Anand here is also telling of the quality of the people working here. Reply
  • CSbeer - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Touching tribute Mr. Shimpi, my heart sinks at thought of a father losing his daughter. My prayers are with Gary and his. Reply
  • Elroko1 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Wishing Gary and his family the strength to get through this tragic loss. My deepest condolences. Reply
  • MrHorizontal - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Very long-time reader of Anandtech, and of course I remember Gary's insight. Please accept my deepest condolences. No parent should ever use a child.

    However I'd like to offer some personal advice too. At the time of a very similar incident (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6219254.... I was dating Charlie Green's sister and very close to the family. Ivan Mazour is the son of a Russian oligarch, so as you can imagine getting a member of the '1%' put in prison was quite a stressful court case above and beyond the loss of Charlie. The Greens needed as much strength as possible, and they did get at least light vindication in Mazour's conviction. I lived with them throughout the whole episode and as I'd known Charlie for years prior it was a loss to me as well.

    Nevertheless, the advice I would strongly recommend is after the initial shock has died down, the Key's will need distraction. This may seem counter intuitive, but it is vitally important to focus on something other than Abigail and the massive void in their lives, otherwise a loss of this magnitude can easily consume even the strongest of hearts.

    As Gary has a history in AnandTech, may I suggest, Anand, that you are quite insistent with Gary to start reviewing again (even though he won't feel up to it at all) to focus himself on doing a couple of time consuming reviews again as this should be a suitable distraction. Please trust me from experience - in doing this, you will be doing him a massive favour.
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  • JellyRoll - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    My heart absolutely breaks to think of your loss. I cannot imagine the depth of your sorrow, and I hope that you and your family can recover from this devastating loss. Please accept my condolences. Reply
  • Crono - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Condolences to the family.
    I can't imagine losing a family member of that age.
    Reply
  • arealMESSiah - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    May she rest in peace, and I wish many blessings for the Key family. My family and I know your struggle. Reply
  • grandma geny heywood - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    What a wonderful thought Anand. Thank you so much for your Post about our Abigail Key. This picture was taken when she and her sister came to visit me 4 months ago in Niagara Falls where I live. Little did I know that I would never see her again...sweet dear little grand daughter.
    I always got good vibes about AnandTech, the Key family always spoke highly of you and of your company Anand. As you described, we are devastated, but for the rest of the world we must try to keep on going. grandma geny heywood
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  • mmusto - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Gary,

    I want to express my deepest sympathy. I lost my 5 year old daughter last February to a very brief battle with cancer. I can promise you it does get easier and cherishing and honoring Abby is by far the best way you can take care of her now. If you ever want to chat, please just message me.

    -Matt
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  • colinw - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    My sincere condolences to the Key family. I am so very sorry.

    I have read AT since the old days, so of course I am familiar with Gary's contributions.
    Reply
  • chrone - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    RIP Abby. My condolences for you and family, Garry. Always love to read your articles. :-) Reply
  • yoyoma245 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Gary,

    I'm sorry for your loss. From the photo Anand posted and the information he shared, it is obvious Abigail was a bright young light. Although she is no longer with you, the joy and energy she brought to the communities she touched endures. I hope you and your family take some pride and some small comfort in reflecting on that.

    With strongest support and deepest sympathy,
    Alex
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  • DocSparky - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Gary, It just breaks my heart to hear about your family devastating loss. No words are adequate. Thoughts are prayers for your family. We can celebrate Abby's time and never forget the kindness she showed the world. Reply
  • WeaselITB - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    If I knew of something to say that would make this tragedy less painful, I would gladly say it. I've been a follower of AT right from the beginning, during the overclocking heydays of the celery, and Anand, you're right - it does feel like an extended virtual family. My condolences on your loss, Gary. Reply
  • SpaceRanger - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Condolences to the Key family. No parent should out-live their children.. :( Reply
  • PreacherEddie - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Gary and the Key family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I pray that you find peace in this difficult time. Reply
  • 4745454b - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    While the name doesn't ring a bell I'm sure I've read the articles as I'm a long time reader. Always sad when things like this happen. A life so young and full of promise is now gone. I'm sure we all know someone like this, I know I do. RIP Abigail and peace and blessings be to the Key family. May whatever you believe in bring peace during this time. Reply
  • Jeff Lee - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    We are all deeply saddened for your loss. Praying for Gary and his family. Reply
  • Anato - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    There is no words to describe the emptiness inside me when I read this. And I have not met anyone of involved. No words to say and they don't do much. I'm just sad and sorry to hear this.

    (PS. I'm not native English speaker and I didn't mean to be rude)
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  • watersb - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    (not rude. thanks for posting.) Reply
  • Stuka87 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Such sad news. I also recall Gary's articles from that time period.

    RIP Abby
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  • Rocket321 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    I remember Gary's posts and the video where Anand interviewed Gary after his transition to Asus. Through reading so many things here over the years, I feel a part of this community and family.

    Gary and Key Family: I am very sorry for your loss, and from the article I think it is our loss, the worlds loss, to lose such a smart and motivated person as Abigail.
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  • Unclean - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    I'm so very sorry to hear about this. It's so horrible when someone young goes far before their time...but it seems like she was a smart and amazing young lady. She won't be forgot by the people she had in her life and by her family it seems. The loss of a child is a pain I hope I never ever have to face. I lost my best friend Andy when I was 25 and he was only 20, he was a professional drummer and by far the best person I have ever known in my life. I wouldn't be the person I am today without having had his friendship and his faith in me in my life. I have his drumset (Pearl Master kit with a rack and sooo many cymbals!) and I'm reminded of him every time I see them at my house, even though I cannot play a single thing! But my dad told me something I think about every day "Don't try and make sense of this Scott, there's nothing to make sense of and loss like this just takes time to even begin to heal."

    My deepest condolences Mr. Key and to your family and her friends and loved ones. Also to Chance Clifton's friends and family. A terrible loss for all.
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  • Valefox - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    I'm very sorry to hear about Abigail. My condolences to Gary and the rest of the Key family. This was a very respectful and touching article. Reply
  • easycity - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    My deepest condolence to Gary Key and everyone who loved and had been loved by this wonderful girl.
    From the accident report, this tragedy was not caused by anyone's action. Someone's lack of diligence triggered the event at an unlucky moment, and fate forgot to look after this wonderful girl.
    I wish everyone impacted by this tragedy will remember the best moment of Abby, and live a fuller life. I am sure that is what Abby would wish for those who she had loved.
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  • Sivar - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    It's very sad to read about such a kind, promising young woman passing away due to a random accident that in no way involved the fault of the victims. Reply
  • akugami - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Without having went through such a tragedy we can't really understand what the Key family is going through. Speaking as a parent, I'm not sure what I would do if I lost one of my children. It would be horrifying.

    Just last night I was listening to Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven and I read this on AT today. This song always brings a tear to my eyes, especially if you know the back story behind the song. My condolences goes out to the Key family.
    Reply
  • chizow - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Gary's motherboard articles were always a must-read for me for any new PC platform builds. Sorry for your loss Gary, far too soon. Reply
  • Mondozai - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    She seemed like such a sweet-hearted girl. This is a disastrous tragedy that happened that should not befall to any man or woman to see their precious, kind and smart young girl taken away like this.

    I generally do not believe in the concept of an afterlife, but in moments like these I feel that if there is a chance for an afterlife, surely it must be because of people like Abigail.
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  • NewBro - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - link

    Just want to share my condolences... This has been a tough year for me as well as quite a number of my friends passed away due to varies reasons... I just hope for us both the bad times will pass by quickly.... Reply
  • maximumGPU - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    how sad.
    our thoughts are with you Gary. No matter how painful it feels now, time heals all wounds, even if the scar never disappears.
    RIP.
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  • ninethirty - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    I've been reading Anandtech for fifteen years, and I remember Gary's articles well. I enjoyed them.
    This is such tragic news to hear about someone that I've read so much from... my prayers for Gary and the Key family in an unspeakably hard time.
    Reply
  • Compddd - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    RIP Abby Reply
  • Myrandex - Friday, August 02, 2013 - link

    Sorry for your loss. I recognize the name and have read many of his reviews here. She sounds like a wonderful person and would have made the world a better place for many. Reply
  • Dennis Travis - Saturday, August 03, 2013 - link

    That is just awful. So sad. Will pray for the family. Reply
  • Dennis Travis - Saturday, August 03, 2013 - link

    I also remember Garys reviews quite well. Reply
  • texasrho83 - Saturday, August 03, 2013 - link

    My deepest condolences Gary. My sincerest thoughts go out to you and your family during such a trying time. It's times like this that make us question why things happen the way they do, and the reasons we come up with are rarely good enough to satisfy but I'm sure you know she's in as good a place as any of us can hope to be when our time comes. Reply
  • 529th - Saturday, August 03, 2013 - link

    Oh my god :( I'm soo sorry :*( Reply
  • wliles3 - Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - link

    As a Duke alumnus, this story really broke my heart. RIP Abby and best wishes to the Key family. Reply
  • jleach1 - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - link

    Gary,

    I can't say I know what it's like to lose a child...most of us geeks don't think we'll ever be lucky enough to start a family.

    But what I can say, is that the AT community is a tight one, and that we all care. There's no doubt in my mind that although we often argue while sitting our fanboy benches, we'd all lend a hand to each other, the moment it's asked for. You've help to create to cinditions for such a community to grow, and grow close, so now's the time to take advantahe of what you helped create.

    I'm very, very, sorry for your loss. Just know that if we can help in any way, all you need to do is ask. If you decide to start a scholarship--if you need help with, or would like to help the other children or their families with medical bills, or with other costs-- or hold an event for the kids at her high school, there are probably a ton of us that would be extremely proud to donate something to such a cause.

    I wish I could say something a bit more personal...more moving. We've all enjoyed a ton of your work, so we all feel like we know you, and I hope that we can all share some of your burden, even if it's just a tiny bit.
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  • strikeback03 - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    So sorry to hear this, I can't imagine what it would be like to lose my daughter. I remember reading Gary's work, he even helped me with a question I had on some memory/memory controller issues. I pray the family will be able to find peace in this time of tragedy. Reply

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