Here’s the global notice that was posted to Freenode:
On the 12th September Rob Levin, known to many as Freenode’s lilo, was hit by a car while riding his bike. He suffered head injuries and passed away in hospital on the 16th. For more information please visit #freenode-announce
Laughing Squid sends our condolences to Rob’s family and friends.
Thanks to Barry Abrahamson for letting us know about this sad news.