Yesterday there was a flurry of news on social media reporting John H. Conway's death from the coronavirus, and we're starting to see confirmation in more reliable sources. Here are some appreciations by Peter Cameron (https://cameroncounts.wordpress.com/2020/04/12/john-conway/), Terry Tao (https://terrytao.wordpress.com/2020/04/12/john-conway/), and Scott Aaronson (https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=4732).
@11011110 Less famously, by me:
@11011110 Tao's description of Conway as "an extreme point in the convex hull of all mathematicians" seems right on the nose.
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