This one is slightly more personal because I got the chance to meet him and game with him. One of the places he lives (he also has a home in China) was the city where the game store I work at is located, and he ran an experimental free form game for some of us who were regulars at the store or store employees.
Here is the obituary at the site set up to honor Erick.
I don’t have much more to say. It has already been said better than I can. I drank a toast to him earlier tonight. It seemed like a small gesture in the face of death, but it was what we had to offer.