It's with great sadness that I announce the passing of a treasured member of the SitePoint Community, Dan Schulz.

Dan passed away at his home last night.

I hope you can all join me in offering our sincere condolences and support to Dan's family in this time of sorrow.

Dan joined the SitePoint community on May 25, 2006 and amassed 15,648 posts. Dan was awarded numerous accolades including Member of the Year in 2007, and quickly rose through the staff ranks, eventually becoming an Advisor with the design team.

I'd say there would be few members in this community that haven't come across Dan at some point. He was one of those unique individuals who treasured being able to help others, and I'm sure made all of us better people in some way.

We're currently discussing how we can honour Dan's contribution to the community and I'll share more information with you once it's finalized

Dan, on behalf of SitePoint -- you will be missed.