Summary: Silicon Valley engineer and entrepreneur who in 1995 with former Apple colleagues Steve Perlman and Bruce Leak founded WebTV, a service that allowed users to surf the Internet from their televisions (bought by Microsoft in 1997 and now called MSN TV), who in 2002 founded Mailblocks, a company that sells a Web-based e-mail system that promises to eliminate spam, and who held 19 U.S. patents for technological inventions.
Cause of Death: Heart failure
Born: July 17, 1964
Died: December 26, 2003
Location: Los Altos Hills, California