Death: Alex King, Founder of Crowd Favorite & Carrington Mobile WordPress Theme Passes Away

Alex King with his daughter Caitlin

Alex King with his daughter Caitlin

Alex King, who founded web development agency Crowd Favorite,and author of several WordPress themes such as Carrington Mobile and plugins passed away last night at his home.

In January 2013, King was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. He used his blog to tell the story of his fight to stay alive.
On August 24th, King finished the first cycle of a new clinical trial that he says went well.

I’m nearly through my first cycle of the new clinical trial and overall I think it’s gone pretty well. I was able to get the 6 pills/day (3 in the morning, 3 in the evening) without too much concern. That said, by the end of the 5 days taking the pills I would basically sleep for the day.

On the same day, he published what would be his final request to the WordPress community. King requested that anyone with memories of him and his career to submit them to his wife.

One of the things my wife and I are trying to do is put together some information about my career that will hopefully give my 6 year-old daughter a better sense of who I was as an adult. She knows me as “dad”, but when she gets older she’ll be curious about who I was to my peers and colleagues.

If you have any memories of King, please honor his request and submit them to his wife.

Outpouring of Support

As the news of King’s death spread throughout the community, many shared grief on Twitter while others reflected on his accomplishments in WordPress.

Most #WordPress users will never know how important @alexkingorg was to our CMS.

A great loss to the community.

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