Anyway, having read Ghemit's request for people to take Elloric some birthday cake I decided that I would. Now I never knew Elloric. I only know of him through Ghemit, who's blog I read and whom I follow on twitter. Despite having no real connection with him I still wanted to do something. I hope this brightens up what is no doubt a very emotional day for Ghemit.
I guess it makes sense that those who in some way were linked to Blizzard would be remembered as Blizz would know of their departure - something that wouldn't be true of all players. However, it seems that Blizz really do respect their fan base and remember those who are no longer with us (if informed of the loss). I think this is brilliant of them as a company! After all they aren't obliged to!
I'd like to conclude by really wishing Elloric a lovely cake filled day and saying good work Blizzard!