in reply to Sad news

Today, accidentally read the post. Brings back bad memories. I guess most of us know somebody that passed away to soon. Consulted a few of my Italian/English colleagues for a good translation:

Today Pollicinor is silent and dressed for mourning : Michele Dondi, familiar to his friends as Blazar, had passed away. Michele was one of the most important authors of tumblelog in italy, in terms of time and effort he spent. We knew him as a person with genius, irreverence, curiosity, and gratitude. Now I miss him, we miss him. One would say that it's strange when a blogger especially this young passes away. Today it doesn't seems so strange. Today it's just horrible.