Love him or hate him, without him the hobby I so love would not exist. When he and Dave Arneson got roleplaying on their wargaming, they created something magnificent, something that created a culture I am proud to be part of.
Most of my dearest friends came to me through gaming, and it still forms the core of my leisure life.
Thank you, Mr. Gygax. I wish you all the best as you begin your legendary journey to your next destination.