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Sorry if what I said above was misleading - I didn't see him at the exam, it was just proctored by TAs, but that is not unusual. Also, he couldn't have been in today - got this e-mail a couple hours ago:

>Dear CS students,

>I'm deeply saddened and shocked to inform you that our CS faculty colleague Rajeev Motwani passed away last night in an accident at his home. Our sympathy goes out to Rajeev's friends and family, and to the large number of colleagues and students whose education and lives have been enriched by his.




The DbWorld email has slightly more info: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/dbworld/messages/2009-06/1244262718.h...

"Rajeev Motwani passed away last night in a swimming pool accident at his home."




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