Sad news indeed: Keith Wilson passed away from a heart attack at age 65. Keith was the developer and the person behind "iFamily for Tiger," a Macintosh genealogy program, and the later version called "iFamily for Leopard."
I was very impressed with iFamily for Tiger when I wrote a review of it nearly two years ago. (See http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2006/12/ifamily_for_tig_1.html.) As Keith wrote on the program's web site, "iFamily for Tiger is a family tree program with a difference because Apple users think differently."
Indeed, it is a very different genealogy program: very visual.
I never met Keith Wilson but he and I did exchange a number of e-mail messages. He also posted comments to this newsletter's reviews of his program. I knew he lived in Australia but did not know much more about him. Indeed, his work spoke eloquently for him.
I also wrote in my review, "Keep an eye on this program. It's a good one right now but I bet it will become even more popular in the future." I don't know if the program will continue or not. One thing that I do know is that the world has lost a very talented genealogy programmer.