I was shocked on Thanksgiving morning to see my buddy Mark's Facebook status update that Drew was "fighting for his life" and saddened to hear that he died the following day.
When I met Drew, he was a founder of a "competing" web development shop. Wunderkind (then eyeon interactive) and Flywire (then VisuaLink) were friendly rivals; I instantly and always liked those guys. The last time I saw Drew was at my dad's wine store in downtown Portsmouth just a couple months ago, where as always, he had a warm smile and a hearty handshake for me.
The obituary is in today's paper. It does a beautiful job of capturing Drew's accomplishments and his spirit, so I'll just link it to it here.