Is the world less bright for his loss? Yeah. Same as it is for every cop who's shot in the line of duty, for every firefighter who can't get out of the building in time, for every soldier who dies defending his or her country. Mourn them all equally, or get over it. Jeez.
ETA: I'm serious people. My journal, my opinion. Don't like that? You have your own journals, make use of them. I have no sympathy for people who come looking for trouble.