Dennis Ritchie (the "R" in K&R) died at age 70.
The History of C language is a fascinating story. Today, it is difficult to imagine (or, for some of us, to remember) what the environment was at that time. The world was quite different. Even though that was not so very long ago.
I met Dennis Ritchie briefly when I was working for Lucent in the late 90's
Now that memory will be among my most treasured. I touched a part of history in our industry.