Dennis Ritchie passed away after a long illness. He was 70 years old.
Dennis Ritchie, created C Language. He worked with AT&T Bell Labs in the early development part of the language.
Ritchie also before his creation of C language, had also teamed up with Ken Thompson to create the UNIX operating system.
Even though I am not a programmer, but I can understand the vast impact of C programming language.
Today, C is the second-most used programming language and led to development of newer languages like C++.
There is no doubt that the world has lost one of the most iconic name in the software programming.
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