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.