Ed, the anonymous editor of Blawg Review, has died, according to tweets sent out over the @BlawgReview Twitter feed.

Tweets posted this morning said:

Dear Blawg Review Community,

I am the son of Ed, writing today with a heavy heart to inform you of his passing after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. I believe it would have been his wish for Ed to remain anonymous – and so I will respect those wishes.

Started in April 2005, Blawg Review was a “carnival of law bloggers” in which each week’s host would round-up his or her picks for the best posts of the week. It was always a must read for those who followed legal blogging.

I had the good fortune to meet Ed on several occasions. Here’s a photo I took of him adorned in full identity-protection mode.

He was a pleasure to know — smart and witty and kind. He will be missed.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.