"Revolutionary and Pioneering" computer Mogul Dennis Ritchie has died.

Dr Ritchie was one of the initial creators of the hugely influential Unix operating platform among one of his many leaps in this industry.

A Huge amount of current modern technologies depend on the work he and other programmers did on Unix in the very early days of the computer revolution.

Many have paid respects saying that he was a "titan" of the industry whose large influence fell relatively under the radar.

First news of Dr Ritchie's death came through Rob Pike, a colleague who worked with him at Bell Labs. Confirmation of his passing was then confirmed in a statement from Alcatel Lucent which now co-owns Bell Labs.

Jeong Kim, president of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs said that "He was truly an inspiration to all of us, not just for his many accomplishments, but because of who he was as a friend, an inventor, and a humble and gracious man," said Mr Kim.


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