Sean Smith, a foreign service information management officer killed with three others in an attack on an American consulate in Libya, has been remembered not just as a husband, father and 10-year State Department veteran, but also as an influential diplomat in the sprawling virtual galaxy of EVE Online.
Known to his online friends as "Vile Rat", the 34-year-old State Department officer had a large profile in the multiplayer game EVE Online,
which features more than 400,000 players captaining starships, buying
and selling virtual goods, engaging in corporate espionage and electing a
government composed of real-world players.
He was also a long time member at Something Awful, respected where ever he set up shop online for expertise, friendliness and generally being a stand up person. You can read more here and here.