I just learned that Hans Rosling died this morning, surrounded by his family. I am gutted. It was pancreatic cancer.
Han Rosling was a powerful, fact-filled, and humorous voice of optimism; the kind of thing we need now than ever. His Gap Minder web site unveiling the beauty of statistics as moving musical notes rather than static tones.
Long time readers of this blog are encouraged to review a few of the times he was featured on this blog and to visit the Gap Minder web site as well. Goodbye Hans -- you were loved and will be missed. You made a real difference.