Gary Gygax was considered a legend by many. He was well known for co-creating D&D and co-founding TSR, amongst many other things. Last week however he died at the young age of 69. This left many people distraught because of his contribution to gaming.
Bethesda Blog on IGN writes:
"We asked around the team for thoughts on the influence Gary and D&D/AD&D had on them. Here's what folks had to say."