Even his own death provoked a flame war. I doubt that people will ever let him rest in peace but somehow it sounds better then being forgotten. As the opposite of love isn't hate but indifference, even those who don't hold him close to their harts pay a homage to him by mentioning his name.
Farewell Erik, you'll be missed.
Great epitaphs from Pittman, Kjetil, Zach Beane, Ruben and Tobias Rittweiler