Some terrible personal news

Cindy Cutts, my wife and best friend, passed away earlier this week. While I was traveling for work recently, Cindy went to visit her family in Omaha, Nebraska. On Sunday, while enjoying time with family, Cindy started having trouble breathing. Her family quickly called 911 and paramedics took Cindy to the hospital, but Cindy lost and never regained consciousness. She passed away on Monday.

Cindy didn’t want any callouts on my blog, so I always just referred to her as my wife. But I’d like to tell you something about her. She loved her family and her cats, Emmy and Ozzie. She danced in the Bay Area with a fantastic troupe of kick-ass women for years. She ran a half-marathon once and then decided that she never needed to do that again. She sang in show choir in high school and could still rock a karaoke room with an Adele song. She wrestled with anxiety and depression at times, as so many people do. We should all talk about mental health more to lessen the stigma for other people who think they’re alone when they’re not.

Cindy enjoyed falling asleep to Parks and Rec. She liked re-reading William Gibson’s novel Pattern Recognition. Cindy made quilts for her family and crocheted scarves. She kept me healthy and on track and moving in the right direction, and I paid her back with occasional head rubs. Cindy was whip smart, with a particular gift with languages, from French to Chinese. I tackled small details like paperwork and license plates and paying bills, but she was the one who looked at the big picture. Cindy was the person who said “Let’s go try this Google thing for a while.”

Cindy and I knew each other for 23 years and we were married for 18 years, which is no small thing. I’m unmanned and unmoored without her. I’m just going to tackle the details in front of me and count on time and family and friends to pull me back on course at some point.

If anyone wants to send flowers, the service is at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler at 7805 W Center Rd in Omaha on Saturday, March 10th, starting at 3pm.

For the people who didn’t get to meet her, Cindy looked like a movie star:

Cindy movie star

She loved hanging with her family, like her sister and niece and nephew:

Cindy with her family

She had the best smile and amazing green eyes:

Cindy smiling

And her cat Ozzie adored her as much as I did:

Cindy and Ozzie

Please give your friends or family a hug for me. We never know how much time we have with someone, and sometimes it’s all too short.

857 Responses to Some terrible personal news (Leave a comment)

  1. I’m sorry Matt. Thoughts for your family.

  2. Vinny O'Hare

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you family

  3. Makis

    I’m so sorry Matt. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  4. Kev

    Terrible news Matt
    Take care of your family like a true hero Sir.

  5. Matt –

    We don’t know each other. This is just terrible news. God bless you and your family.

  6. Stephen Brust

    Matt, my prayers and thoughts go out to you. I pray for a peace beyond all human understanding to cover you right now.

    In His grip,

  7. My sincere condolences.I know that is a terrible thing, but, you should to put yourself on track again to honor her memory

  8. Rhea Drysdale

    I’m so sorry for your loss and her family and friends. Thank you for sharing her memory with us. Sending love for the hard days ahead and hope beyond.

  9. Very sorry to hear about your tragic loss, and thank you for sharing a little bit about Cindy. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  10. Jacobus Lavooij

    Wow Matt, what a blow. My sincerest condolences and I am so, so sorry for your loss. Such beautiful words spoken from the heart by you about your dearest. I hope you find the strength in these hard times to be there for your loved ones.

  11. Vikas shinde

    Sorry for your loss Matt. May god rest her soul in peace.

  12. Shawn C

    Meridith and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts. Terrible news Matt, our hearts go out to you and your family.

  13. So sorry Matt, life deals us some cruel lessons sometimes.
    Stay strong.

  14. Darren White

    Heartfelt condolences to you and all who knew her.

  15. Jestep

    I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss, I can’t even imagine. Thank you for sharing something about her and your personal reflections. Take care of yourself and your family.

  16. Barry Schwartz

    I am so so deeply sorry. 🙁 Wishing you, and the family strength.

  17. I Just wake up read your post in email. It is sad news. God will help you all

  18. Oh, Matt… I am so very truly sorry for your loss.

    Is there a charity I can contribute to in her honor/name?

  19. Dave ODell

    I’m so sorry Matt … stay strong.

  20. Matt, I never met Cindy. And I never met you. But, I’ve picked up hoardes of information from you, mostly on Twitter. I am very sorry to hear this news. Do your best to stay strong.

  21. Matt, words cannot describe what you and your family are facing over your loss. Hopefully healing, love and support will bless your family.

  22. David Fischer

    I’m so incredibly sorry, Matt. Sending love and thoughts to you, to your and Cindy’s entire family.

  23. William Sears

    Heartfelt condolences, Matt. So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you and your family.
    💜🙏🏻

  24. Thanks for sharing some info about her with us Matt. So sad to hear the news of her passing. Wishing you, the family, and the cats strength.

  25. Ivan

    I think people who live working on the net are a very big family. I’m one of them, so if something is bad with you is bad with me too.
    From Spain, i accompany you in the feeling Matt.

  26. Matt, so sorry for this loss. This is a beautiful tribute to her. I knew her, of course, as the legendary “porn cookie lady” at Google. Beaming strength to you in the days to come.

  27. I’m so sorry to hear this Matt, this is absolutely devastating news. I imagine you’re dealing with a lot right now, but let me know if I can help in any way.

  28. My sincerest condolences Matt.

  29. Will

    I am so so terribly sorry for your loss. Cindy is a paragon of kindness I’ll forever carry with me.

    I am stunned and will hold and all her family in the Light.

  30. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May god give you the peace that you and your family seek for. RIP

  31. Ian

    Very sorry to hear.

  32. Sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing, I wish you and your family strength during this difficult time.

  33. Toren

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Cindy sounds like an amazing woman. Hold her in your heart forever and give your cats some extra love.

  34. Joe Hall

    Oh Matt, I am so sorry. She looks like she was a very special person. I know that the entire SEO community is with you right now in thoughts, prayer, and love (even those of us that have given you hell).

  35. Karen Card

    I\’m sorry, Matt. I wish your family peace and comfort.

  36. I have not words, I’m so sorry Matt.

  37. Tess B

    I’m so, so sorry for your loss.

  38. Noble Ackerson

    My heart breaks for you, Matt. My condolences.

  39. Mark Traphagen

    Nothing but love for you at this moment, Matt. I’m so sorry!

  40. My condolences sir :/ may she rest in peace. You take care.

  41. Rob

    Sad news. Very sorry for your loss, Matt.

  42. Vince

    I’m sorry for your loss Matt.

    May God bless you

  43. So sorry Matt. Find strength in your memories of her.

  44. I have read your blogs and enjoyed them for a long time but never commented on them. No words I say can diminish the sadness that you feel. I am so sorry to hear this and hope you find the strength to pass through this.

  45. Hamlet Batista

    Matt – this is so crazy sad, and unexpected. I’m really sorry for you.

  46. Matt LaClear

    I am very sorry for your loss Matt. Praying for strength for you and yours to get through this bad, bad time.

  47. Jerry West

    Matt, I just heard the heartbreaking news. Reading about your wife in your tribute touched me. She’s an amazing woman indeed. I remember a story you told me about her years ago at PubCon that in your move to the Bay Area to work for Google she said “let’s just do this for three years” and you went far beyond that! You mentioned she always had your back and gave you her full support and didn’t mind being far from her home because she was with you. You can’t ask for much more in a spouse.

  48. Ted Wood

    Matt, you have always been a pillar of authority and great knowledge. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that people like you are real, with a family and a life outside of your work. I can not begin to imagine how you are feeling right now, but I want you to know that you’re not alone. I admire your strength for sharing this tragedy with the world, and hope you can draw strength from your far-reaching network of friends and colleagues. I’m sure that, wherever she is, Cindy is proud of you. Stay strong, and thanks for the reminder… I’m going to hug someone now…

  49. Christina Soochan

    My deepest and sincerest condolences, Matt!
    What a shock! She was way too young.
    I hope you can find some solace soon.
    May she rest in peace for all eternity.

  50. Heather Lloyd-Martin

    Matt, I am so sorry for your loss. Cindy sounds like an amazing woman.

  51. Todd Nemet

    Matt, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t imagine what you are going through. If there is anything I can do please let me know.

  52. Pedro Dias

    Oh Matt! I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending you love.

  53. Milan

    Hi Matt, So sorry for your loss. Lots of love and strength and blessings to you and your family

  54. Tara Calishain

    Oh, Matt. I’m so sorry. Ms. Cindy sounds like she was a beautiful person inside and out.

  55. Tom Elliott

    I am so very sorry, Matt. Hugs, man. Hugs. Speechless. I have no other words.

  56. Joanna Hershberger

    Matt I am so sorry for your loss. Your remembrance of Cindy is so beautiful and so full of love, I feel honored to have had the chance to read it, thank-you.

  57. So sorry to hear of your loss, Matt. I may reread Pattern Recognition after reading this from you. Take care of yourself.

  58. aysegül yüksel

    She is very young I am so sorry Matt, When I lost my family mother father and brother in car accident I thought “How can World still turning , how can sun still shining peoples walking living ect what kind of time this moment” I can really understand your feelings and shocks. You will pass through the pain and fire. But one candle never will not fade. Unforgetable.

    For cindy :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrrQE2qdIYc

  59. Rob Garner

    Deepest condolences Matt, so sorry for your loss.

  60. Nancy

    My heart is breaking for you and your family Matt. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your love for her. You and your family are in my prayers.

  61. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers going out to you all. Stay strong Matt.

  62. Janet Driscoll Miller

    Oh, Matt. I am so stunned and so very sorry for your loss. Sending you all of our love. I hope it will help to hold you up in such a difficult time. <3

  63. Andrew McLaughlin

    Heartfelt, shocked sympathies, Matt. I’ve long had a sense of how fantastic Cindy was, and how rich and deep your partnership ran — you radiated your love for her. I was so lucky to get to talk to her a few times over the years.

    Love to you and your family. I’m here if there’s anything I can help with.

  64. Gary Marchionini

    Matt, I am so sorry to hear about Cindy, I wish I had gotten to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  65. My sincerest condolences Matt

  66. Doc Sheldon

    Matt, I’m so sorry to hear this. I can’t imagine such a loss. My deepest condolences.

  67. Bob Losee

    Matt, very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you. Bob Losee

  68. I’m so sorry for your lost. Your tribute to her in this post was beautiful. May her memory be a blessing to you and your family.

  69. Dave Harry

    Ah jeez Matt… so sorry to hear this. Got me in tears here. Be sure to snuggle up with the cats, I am sure they can be a source of solace at this time…

  70. Cyril

    So sorry for your loss Matt… My girlfriend will be home in a few minutes and I will hug her and tell her how much I love her. Hope you can feel a little bit of our energy. Stay strong.

  71. Sigfredo

    Sorry to hear that. Life is harsh on many occasions, but friends are there to help, you are not alone.

  72. Damien Anderson

    Matt, my prayers are with you and your family. Such terrible news where words are not enough, stay strong.

  73. Lance Fisher

    Matt, I’m a long-time reader of your blog. It’s heartbreaking to read this. My condolences.

  74. Absolutely tragic, strength and love to you and the children.

  75. Gabriella

    Wow, I had no idea…I’m so sorry for your loss!

  76. Mary

    So very very sorry for your loss. You did so much to support Eric’s wife when he passed I am without words to express the shock knowing you are so soon finding yourself in a similar situation. We never know how much time will have with our most loved people … wishing you healing.

  77. RSnake

    I’m terribly sorry to hear that, Matt. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  78. Shane

    I am so very sorry, Matt. You are in my prayers.

  79. Amy

    Matt: I feel honored to have known your beautiful wife at least a little bit and feel particularly blessed to have spent time with you both in Maine last Fall. I know you know that your running family is here for you and will come to you whenever you need us. We know that this will be a long and difficult road for you, but please be assured that you are NOT walking it alone. We will be reaching out to you and carrying you and we love both you and Cindy so very much. On behalf of Team Red Awesome, we ache for you and your family and Cindy’s family and will always, always, always be in your life supporting you. All our love…-amy

  80. Joseph Tiraco

    I’m sorry Matt. Thoughts and prays for your family. RIP

  81. Chris Cairns

    Matt, I’m terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  82. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss.

  83. Keith Woeltje

    OMG. Matt, I only know you from TWIG. Do sorry for your loss.

  84. Scott Clark

    Matt… Our thoughts are with you in Kentucky. I’m so sorry.

  85. Matt I’m sorry for your loss, life sometimes is brutal with us.

    The good memories will remain forever, we are praying for your and your family.

  86. Mike Lindsey

    Geez, I haven’t read a post in a longgggg time, but your title pulled me in. I’m really sorry Matt. I can’t imagine losing any of my family members. All I can say is you’ve accomplished great things in your life with one of the biggest companies on Earth, and I am sure your wife Cindy was as proud of you as possible. I’m also sure you accomplished them because you had a strong woman like her by your side. Keep pushing, because you know she would expect you to. Her strength will always be with you. I’ll say a prayer the Lord gives you and your family (and fur babies) the blessings and strength of heart. God bless brother.

  87. Olivier Lacan

    I’m so sorry for your loss Matt.

  88. Kevin

    one day you will meet her again mean-while stay strong. She looked so so happy in the picture.

  89. My heart, prayers, and condolences to you. Her heart and memories are with you forever. I know some do not appreciate religion but I believe you will meet her in the next life.

  90. Will

    Really sorry to hear about your loss. I can’t imagine. Wish you the best.

  91. Carl Reed

    Sorry for your loss.

  92. Tim

    My deepest sympathy and condolences. Please remember to take care of yourself.

  93. Julie Spira

    I’m so sad to hear about Cindy, Matt. I’m sending prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  94. Miles Fawcett

    So sad to hear this news. My thought are with you and your family.

  95. Daman Anand

    My deepest condolences.

  96. Brian Ussery

    I am so sorry, Matt. All the best to you and the family.

  97. Steve Wiideman

    I can’t imagine what you’re going through Matt, I am so so sorry. If there is anything on this planet that we can do that might even remotely make a difference, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers here in La Mirada.

  98. Steph

    I lost my husband too soon as well. He lost his life driving to work one day at the young age of 32. Your next year or two is going to be really hard. Accept that. It’s okay to feel shitty about it. Let people help and heal you. The kindness of friends, family and strangers goes a long way to deal with the numb and shock. Life is good, people are good, life is just really freekin’ hard sometimes. Sending lots of love.

  99. Radu Plugaru

    This is unspeakably sad. All I can say is – stay strong. The memories remain.

  100. Matty

    Cant begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. Me, my wife and our two cats have you in our prayers. God bless! We are ALL there if you need anything.

  101. Linda

    I lost my husband recently after 20 years together, so I can grasp the depth of your loss. I’m sorry, Matt. May you find peace in your own time, and I hope it is soon.

  102. I am so sorry to hear about this, Matt. My heart goes out to you and your family. I can’t even imaging what you are going through.

  103. So very, very sorry. I can’t even imagine the pain.

  104. Deeply sorry for such a tragic loss…prayers with you and the family. What can we now do, where shall we now go, always following your lead with her now always on your mind? Show us the new way when you find the strength, we will follow.

  105. Eoin

    I’m terribly sorry for your loss Matt.

  106. Kim Krause Berg

    Oh Matt. My heart breaks for you. I’m so sorry.

  107. Ron Pemberton

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We may be strangers, but you are one of the very first names and faces I associated with Google many years ago. I’ve followed your post and videos since. I feel as if I know you. I too, I have lost someone that meant the world to me. I’m with you, man.

  108. I’m so sorry Matt, what a horrible shock and gutting loss.

  109. Sam

    So terribly sorry for your lost. Sending prayers for you and your family. May the memories of your wife comfort you and may you find strength from your friends and family.

  110. I’m so sorry, Matt. Wish there were words that would take away the pain and bring Cindy back. She sounds like a wonderful person with many talents and gifts. I know she will be very badly missed. ♥
    XXX

  111. Jim Hathaway

    Matt, that’s a shock. So sorry to hear this.

  112. BRB

    So terribly sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t begin to imagine.

    The touch and impression made by someone lives on in those touched, as do the memories.

    Beyond that….one breath, one step, one day….repeat.

    Sincerest condolences to you and your family.

    Cheers

  113. Matt – Really sorry to hear about this. Hearty condolences

  114. I am so, so, so very sorry. Words fail me.

  115. David Klein

    Knowing you, I can only imagine how wonderful she is to have captured your heart. Words can not begin to express any of this. All my love, all the love of my family, and all the love of those in my world you have helped so much to you and Cindy.

  116. Matt, my sincere condolences. All my best to you.

  117. Matt… I’m so heartbroken for you, and so sorry. I never got to meet Cindy, but I wish you, friends, and family all deep condolences and love. We’ll be thinking of you both.

    • Thank you Rand. I know you and Geraldine have experienced rough times as well. I hope those times are past and that things are going well now.

  118. JR Oakes

    Matt, this breaks my heart. I can’t imagine what you are going though. Sending our love from NC.

  119. Josue R.

    Sorry to hear about this sad news. My condolences to the entire family & friends.

  120. Tom Schmitz

    Matt, my heart goes out to you. *hug*

  121. Emi Gal

    Matt, my sincere condolences. I am so sorry for your loss, I can’t even begin to think about how painful and difficult this must be to you.

    Emi

  122. Dr. Pete Meyers

    I am so sorry. Thank you for sharing a few moments of her with us.

  123. Todd

    Matt, I don’t know you but I feel like I do because I’ve been reading your blog and watching your YouTube video for so many years. This one hurt to read. I wish you all the best and may she rest in peace. Stay strong.

  124. Really sorry for your loss, this is such sad news.. i can’t even imagine what you are going through, losing your wife and best friend all of a sudden.

    may she rest in peace

  125. Joseph Akouri

    I am sorry for your loss.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  126. John Slimak

    Matt, so sorry for your loss. My prayers to you and your family

  127. Melanie Mitchell

    Matt, I am so sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family and hope the loving memories you have help you through the difficult times.

  128. Jansen W

    My heart goes out to you.
    Thank you for being open and sharing

  129. Eoghan

    I’m so very sorry. Sending you and your family love. ❤️

  130. tariq

    I am so sorry for the loss and can understand the pain.May Allah rest her soul in Peace and give you and your family a patience.

  131. Fred Pike

    So very sorry, Matt. What terrible news. My heart feels so bad for you.

  132. Oh. Man. Matt. There are no words for such a feeling. I’m thinking of you as you navigate the next bit of life where nothing makes sense. And hopefully it all comes back into focus again in time.

  133. Grant

    Sorry for your loss.
    Sending prayers and best to you & your families
    Cheers

  134. PJ Fusco

    She sounds like a wonderful person that I would have liked to know. Talking about her keeps her alive in spirit. In heart. In pain. Grieving is a puddle of suck. Role in the mud and the mire. Come out only when you feel ready.

  135. Chris B

    Matt I am so sorry to hear of this terrible news. As you can see from the comments developing, please know that we all miss you and love you, and the many you have helped in the past will do what we can to support you!

  136. Condolences Matt… May you celebrate her memory every day.

  137. Dan Barber

    Matt, I have followed you for a long time and enjoyed your posts. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I am so sorry for your loss.

  138. johnny shami

    Sorry for your loss.Sending prayers and best to you & your families
    Let me know if you need anything

  139. Wow. I would be absolutely devastated. I’m so sorry for you and your family Matt. As your colleague, you’re most certainly in my thoughts and prayers. I’ll definitely give my friends or family a hug. Good advice sir; good advice.

  140. Hi Matt

    I am deeply sorry for your loss, she seems a beautiful person.

    Rest in peace dearest, Cindy.

    Wishing you more strength and good health in future.

    As you said, we will never know what is ahead of us!

    I sincerely love you, adore you and admire you for being a great person and your professional career.

    With the warmest regards,

    Hasan

  141. Jeff Manson

    So sorry to here that Matt. My prayers go out to you and your family. Going to give my wife and 10 kids a hug for you 🙂

  142. Melody Peters

    My condolences for your loss. May you find comfort in good memories.

  143. Elizabeth Whitmire

    I’m so sorry to learn of this! Very sorry for your loss.

  144. David Eaves

    Condolences Matt – as a supporter of what you do from afar, I’m so sorry to hear this.

  145. R. Tabtiang

    I am so sorry, Matt. Take care.

  146. Deepak

    It’s a very very terrible news Matt…
    My prayers to you & your family

  147. Alan Bleiweiss

    Matt, my heart weeps for you over this.

    Because you are one of the most caring and giving people I have ever met, I am sure she was, as well.

  148. Maya Thomas

    Hearing that you’ve lost your green eyed angel is heart breaking. I can’t stand to see kind people hurting. Every married person becomes so much a part of their wife or husband. You must feel like you’ve lost a leg, an arm and your whole heart.

    Sending good thoughts and saying prayers for your heart to feel just a tiny bit less crushed. Cindy will be forever young, by your side, in your heart and in your memories.

  149. Simon Heseltine

    I’m so sorry for your lost Matt

  150. Matt, very sorry to hear this sad news & sending my sincere condolences from Boston.

  151. April

    Oh, Matt! I’m so sorry for your loss. There are no words. Sending you and your family my deepest condolences. I will hold you all in my prayers. xoxo

  152. Tomas

    I’m sorry for your loss. My condolences

  153. Ryan

    Hi Mr. Cutts (Matt), I am very sorry for your loss. Family is so important, and our friends and families help to make us who we are, as we support and understand each other, and the world around us. You have made the world a better place through your work, making the internet safer and better by fighting back the worst part of human nature (both private, and public sector). Your wife was, and always will be, part of making the world a better place in that respect. I know of you from the “This Week in Tech”, and “This Week in Google” podcasts. God bless.

  154. Karen Luna

    Matt,
    I will remember her smile, her laugh, love for her precious cats and knack for shopping. Sending you love and strength. Karen

  155. Matt,

    I am sorry for your loss. Such heartbreak. You’re in my prayers. God bless you.

  156. Mark Hochstein

    My sincerest condolences Matt. My wife too is my best friend and I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose her suddenly. Cindy left us entirely too soon. My thoughts will be with you and your family.

  157. Robert Acosta

    May your memories give you solace. Be well, Matt.

  158. J W

    Sorry for your loss Matt.

  159. Jonathan H

    Matt, you have positively influenced millions, to whom you are unknown and known, and it’s clear her influence was and will be part of that.

    So sorry for your loss.
    Thank you both.

  160. Larry Kim

    I’m very sorry to hear about your loss, Matt.

  161. Melanie Phung

    Words fail me in times like these. I’m so very sorry for your loss and the pain you’re feeling right now. My sincerest condolences.

  162. John Klipja

    So sorry to hear the news. Positive thoughts and prayers coming your way.

  163. Bill Bolmeier

    So sorry to hear Matt. I live in Omaha, so if you need anything please let me know.

  164. Charlie Anzman

    Matt – Over the years .. you were there .. in your modest way … for many of us. I’ve said it before. You’re one of the good guys. I honestly can’t find the right words right now. Our very very sincere condolences.

  165. Stickyicky

    Sorry for your loss, RIP.

  166. I’m so sorry, Matt.

  167. Zara Altair

    Sad surprising ending. Love lives in the heart.

  168. Sergio Ruíz

    My god! My deepest condolences.

    So sorry, man.

    F.

  169. Miranda

    Matt, I am so sorry for the loss of your partner. She sounds wonderful. I still remember thinking how sweet it was when, at a search conference several years ago, you were surrounded by dozens (maybe hundreds?!) of people vying for your attention and I asked, “What do you think about all this craziness? How do you deal with it?” You said, “Don’t worry, my wife still makes me take out the garbage,” and just had this huge, warm smile take over your entire face at the thought of her 🙂 Finding that person who lights you up like that when they’re not even around is truly special.

    How blessed you both were to have spent so many years together, and how unfair that a woman so young and gifted is gone too soon. Sending condolences and healing vibes from Canada.

  170. Pankaj Arya

    She will always be alive in memories and in your heart.

  171. M

    Matt,

    I am so sorry for your loss. We are sending you and your family warm thoughts.

    M

  172. Vibhu Mittal

    Matt: I’m so sorry to hear this. It is heart breaking.

  173. Allan Duncan

    Sorry to hear about your loss, Matt.

  174. So so sorry to hear this, Matt. She was far too young to die. Thinking of you and your family.

  175. Chuck Price

    Such shocking and sad news, Matt. And – what a wonderful tribute to your wife. Wishing you the best as you navigate thru these most difficult times

  176. Dennis Doughty

    So very sorry for your loss, Matt.

  177. Alex

    So sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing

  178. I’m so sorry Matt, and I’m also sorry I never got to know her. She sounds amazing.

  179. Rob McLean

    I’m so sorry Matt. My thoughts are with you. Stay strong and call anytime you need a friend.

  180. Dennis Goedegebuure

    My deepest condolences to you Matt and your extended family. So sorry, I have no words.

  181. Ian

    Cindy sounds amazing. Condolences.

  182. Praying for you Matt. May your families be comforted.

  183. Lane R. Ellis

    My deepest condolences, Matt. Sending love from Duluth, Minnesota.

  184. Prasanth Vaaheeswaran

    My deepest condolences Matt, thank you for taking the time to let us know about her.

  185. So sorry to hear about Cindy. Many like I, who have followed you through the years, have seen and spoken to you at conferences, followed your blog and your tweets. While our relationship is more virtual than physical, you seem like family. We grieve for you and Cindy’s family. Thank you for letting us know.

  186. Dmitry

    Matt,

    I am so sorry to hear this.
    My deepest condolences.

    Stay strong.

  187. Dave Ingalls

    Straight from the heart, Matt. Thank you so much for sharing at such a difficult time. And you are so right when you say, “We never know how much time we have with someone, and sometimes it’s all too short.” Stay strong – my thoughts are with you and yours.

  188. Rahul

    Very sorry to hear about your loss. My deepest condolences, Matt.

  189. That is a very sudden and very sad thing. As someone who has followed your posts for years, I want to convey my condolences to you and your whole family at this time. I hope that wonderful memories of your lovely wife will stay with you forever.

  190. So sorry for your loss, Matt.

  191. Simon

    For many years I watched your videos and read your stuff for Google before your gov service. I always had the impression you were one of the nicer, more sincere people on our planet.

    Good karma doesn’t fix everything and it looks like you just got screwed; nice guy, then gets random destruction in his life.

    Randomness is brutal, unthinking and happens every day. When it happens to us humans we look for answers – there aren’t any.

    Hope you can come to terms with the universe/your god[s] for having lost your partner – it is a very, very hard process. There is no magic recipe to recover from that. I hope you find yours.

  192. Roelof Vermeulen

    My deepest and sincere sympathy, Matt!

  193. Tom Rielly

    Matt I’m so sorry. I know how close you were. I wish you love and peace in your grief.

  194. Lachlan

    Genuinely sorry to hear of this terrible loss. My heart goes out to you.

  195. Jared Spool

    I’m so sorry to hear this, Matt. My thoughts are with you.

  196. Alexei Rodriguez

    Matt, I’m sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  197. Pietro Dova

    So sorry for your loss Matt. Deepest condolences to you and family.

  198. Robert Charlton

    Matt, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  199. Sabrina Antoniou

    What a lovely tribute. How lucky to have had Cindy in your life, and she to have had you. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  200. Justin Tan

    I’m truly sorry for your loss. The warmth of your love for Cindy is radiating all over the world. All the best to you Matt.

  201. Richard Baxter

    Matt, so sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts at this difficult time.
    Richard and Family, London.

  202. Seema Daryanani

    So so sorry Matt. It is clear how much you adored her and also so clear that she felt the same. I had the honor of meeting her once but I remember one thing she said . You weren’t feeling to great that night and she said “ I think I need to get him out of here , he’s not very good at taking care of himself so I have to keep him in line . “ I thought it was so so sweet of her to watch out for you. I know she will continue to watch over you .

  203. Aslam

    Dear Matt,

    So sorry to hear about this. Stay strong..My deepest condolences…RIP

    Regards,
    Aslam

  204. My wife, Sun, and I send our love and prayers to you and the entire family.

  205. Aaron

    I’m so sorry, Matt. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  206. So sorry for your loss Matt. You have contributed to the community greatly, its impossible to imagine what this must be like to go through. Thanks for sharing these inspiring thoughts and words during such a hard time.

  207. Bob Wilson

    Matt, I am so sorry to hear this news.

  208. I’m really shocked to hear the sad news, Matt. I’ve always seen you laughing, enjoying – a very funny person. But, I’ve never imagined something like this. I’m with you. Thanks!

  209. Clint Lenard

    Matt, I’ve been following you and your blog for over 10 years now. You may remember me from your comments and twitter. You’ve been a big influence on my career as an SEO.

    I’m so….extremely sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine what you’re going through right now. I’m not a religious person but I will keep you in my thoughts for sure. So sorry to hear this news.

  210. bob purcell

    Thanks for the reminder to HUG a lot

  211. Duane Forrester

    Oh Matt. This is such tragic news and a tremendous loss. Please know that I’ll count myself among those who stand ready to offer support.

  212. She must have been great. I’m sorry Matt, try to stay strong. You are a hero for many of us.

  213. elvir salmanov

    thats sad, im sorry Matt. I don’t know you but I have occasionally landed on your blog every now and then for more than a decade. I know these words don’t mean much but unfortunately that’s all we can offer. I wish there was something we could do for you that would make you pain easier.

  214. Jennifer Slegg

    I am so sorry to hear this 🙁 Deepest condolences to you and your family.

  215. Olivia Ma

    Matt, I’m so sorry. There’s a quote we found written in a book of my father’s after he died suddenly a few years ago. It’s from Benjamin Franklin and it’s “a long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough.”. We found it helpful. I am holding you and your wife and family in the light.

  216. Rajendra

    I am heartily sorry matt.

  217. I’m so very sorry, Matt. You’re in my thoughts.

  218. Kim C.

    Condolences, I’m sorry for the lost Matt. May her soul rest in peace. Stay strong.

  219. Katie Watson

    Matt, I’m so sorry for your loss. Know that I’m thinking of you, I know how close you were to your wife. Take care.

  220. Kayhan Yüksel

    My sincere condolences for your family. May she rest in peace

  221. Brad Barrish

    I’m so sorry, Matt. My sincerest and deepest condolences to you, your family and friends.

  222. Praying for your strength during this difficult time

  223. Danny O'Brien

    Matt I’m so so sorry. i’m giving everyone a hug, but I’m thinking of you and yours.

    Much love

  224. Oluremi Serrano

    Please accept my condolences, may you always find the strength you need this trying times.

  225. Duc Nguyen

    Matt,
    I’ve always known you as the guy behind SEO. I know you work hard based from all the videos from conferences and blogs you wrote. I’m so sorry to hear that your world fell apart. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May you find your footing and strength to stand up and continue your life’s journey. Take comfort in that she will be with you every step of the way.

  226. Colin Megill

    So sorry to hear this, Matt. Love to you and your family.

  227. Melissa Fach

    Oh Matt 🙁 I am so very sorry. I cannot imagine what you are feeling, but I know when you truly love someone, this is your worst nightmare. All I can say is I will pray for you. Pray you can have moments of comfort. Pray that you can breathe when you think you can’t and pray that you have all the support you need.

    You have an entire industry that loves you and would do anything for you. Lean on us when you need to. I wish I could give you a hug. Always here if you need anything.

  228. Don

    Matt, sending love and prayers. I hope you can in time come to terms with your loss and heal. Sharing grief is so important. Keep talking. People care more than you think.

  229. Joe Robb

    I’m terribly sorry for your loss, Matt.

  230. Razvan Gavrilas

    So so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  231. James Morris

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Such a terrible, tragic loss. 🙁 My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

  232. Patrick Wu

    Sorry for your loss

  233. I’m so sorry for your loss Matt. Cindy sounded like a wonderful and amazing person.

  234. Nitin Gandhi

    Stay strong Matt, May God bless her soul.

  235. Patrick Wu

    So sorry for your loss

  236. Matt M.

    I can’t imagine what you’re going through, Matt. I’ll keep you in my prayers here – for peace, strength and understanding. God bless you.

    A few words from a John O’Donohue poem:

    Gradually, you will learn acquaintance
    With the invisible form of your departed;
    And when the work of grief is done,
    The wound of loss will heal
    And you will have learned
    To wean your eyes
    From that gap in the air
    And be able to enter the hearth
    In your soul where your loved one
    Has awaited your return
    All the time.

  237. Scott A. Ledbetter

    You will be in my thoughts Matt. I’m so sorry for your loss. I don’t know when you’ll feel better, but it’s gonna take time.

  238. May God put her in a special place where she will be watching you, and the people who loved her!

  239. Ben Metcalfe

    My sincere condolences Matt for your loss. While your post is very calmly written, I can’t begin to imagine what it must be like to lose a spouse. I will cherish the time I have with my wife Krystal even more this evening while sending positive vibes to you and your family

  240. Bonnie

    So sorry. Your love for your wife radiates through your words.

  241. Fili Wiese

    I am terribly sorry to hear about your tragic loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  242. chen chen

    sad news, Though we don’t know each others, but sincere condolences to you and your family.

  243. Matt, our hearts go out to you and your family, it is rough to have someone leave like this, so unexpectedly, I guess in any way. We are sending you many blessings, love, light and healing through this difficult time.

  244. So sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  245. Lori Brewer Collins

    Matt – my heart is breaking for you. There are simply no words, I know. So just know how much everyone is thinking of you and loving you. I’m glad I had the chance to meet Cindy – indeed, a beautiful woman. We chatted on my deck and she shared how much she loved her cats, and how much she enjoyed quilting. Your tribute to her is so beautiful . . .

  246. Dear Matt,

    My name is Greg Kapitan and I have been following you for some time. Silly mortal words cannot express the loss of a loved one espichley a spouse. My heart goes out to you my friend. You were blessed to have her for 18 years.

    Greg

    “There is a sacredness in tears….They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.”
    ― Washington Irving

  247. Tri Tran

    Oh Matt. This sucks more than words can describe. Hang in there and remember to eat and sleep some.

  248. IrishWonder

    So very sorry… RIP

  249. L.

    Matt, I am so sorry. I wish you to find the strength and energy to keep going, in her memory. A big hug to you and all your family.

  250. Kalaiselvan Veeramani

    My sincerest condolences for your loss Matt, I don’t have any words to express the sorrow. I know its hard, but we have to understand the love that need to be shared even after their absence.

  251. I forgot to share with you a project Greg and I started working on in October for a colleague and friend focused on teen suicide awareness in Salt Lake City Utah (The Resiliency Alliance organization), we launched the website in early November right after moving to Port Angeles WA around the end of October. Shortly thereafter, a young lady, just 15 years old, jump from a 100′ bridge to her death on November 13th (my mother’s birthday) led us on a mission to help the community with not only the suicide problem but mental health stigma you mentioned. I just thought I’d share this story with you as it has been something we have been involved in over the past 4 1/2 months. The site is published but of course a work in progress. Again, much love to you and your family.

  252. Eric Wu

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    It’s crushing to lose someone so dear and so young. However, with the support of friends and family, it does get better over time, and the fond memories never fade.

    Me and my family will be sending the warmest wishes and thoughts to you and yours.

  253. Brian Thomas Clark

    Deepest condolences, Matt. No one should have to go through this so young. Hugging my family and hope you’re hugging yours. Thank you for all you do.

  254. Matt, my prayers and thoughts go out to you.

  255. I feel so sorry about your loss, sending lots of love and energy to you and your family 🙏

  256. Hans

    What a great husband she has writing all of this down for her. Wishing you strength and beautiful memories.

  257. Michael Nguyen

    I’m so sorry Matt! I had the privilege to attend your talk at Microsoft in SF last week and was touched by your ideas and contributions to this country. My deepest condolences …

  258. Greg Sundberg

    So sorry for your loss. Depest condolences to you and everyone she knew.

  259. Joe Lineker

    I’m very sorry for your loss Matt and my thoughts are with you are your family at this tragic time.

    I know the community of people you and your family have helped will be of great support for you.

  260. Jeff Preston

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Our condolences.

  261. Kent

    Thanks so much for sharing. I wish I knew her. She sounds like such an incredible person. She will be sorely missed by so many who were close. Thank goodness sickness and death will be gone by the time she wakes up in paradise. May your fond memories give you strength in the days ahead.

  262. Jazzy Jeff

    I’m “old school” Internet and have followed you for years. I always could tell you were an intelligent, caring person so I’d like to offer some words to you. Matt, everyone dies. But that probably doesn’t provide much comfort. Many of the trees around us have watched many of us come and go. It’s natural, the timing is just unpredictable. It is exceptionally painful to watch those that we love pass before us. We grieve for our loss but also because of the reminder we will also someday follow behind them. Life (and death) can be a tough process to go through. Remember the good times and know there are more to come in the future. That will get you through the days ahead.

  263. Matt I am so sorry for your loss. Thank Heaven for the 23 years you had with her. Thinking of you.

  264. Dear Matt

    This is a huge hit, it has been an hit for me (here, Italy, is 7:10 AM) and I’m reading my emails., it is impossible to either try to figure out how huge it has been for you

    What a sad terrible awful event and in which accursed situation it has happen with you somewhere else.

    You are like a sort of far friend to me either if we don’t know each other, and this makes me really afraid

    Big hits are those from which to rise again.

    Your wife will be next to you forever, you know.

    Take your time and next rise again with more force and motivations than ever

    Condolences

    Roberto

  265. She was a blessed woman to share life with you and have this tribute written to her. May you have comfort in knowing that as you grieve losing her. We pause life with you, as this is a tender reminder to cherish the people we love most. Thank you for being so real with us, your online admirers and followers.

  266. Elaine Grice

    My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family. She sounds like an incredible woman. May your loving memories help you through this difficult time and know that she will always be with you.

  267. I’m sorry {hugs}❤️❤️❤️

  268. Andrea Schoemaker

    I have followed you from afar for most of the last 15 years of my life. I have admired your articles and insight. Once reality hits things change. I’m deeply affected as many of your followers are about this news. Thinking of you and your family.

  269. Sourav Sharma

    So sorry for your loss Matt. Depest condolences to you and your family.

  270. Joe Williams

    Cindy sounded like a lovely lady and what a heartfelt post. Such sad news.

  271. claudia

    Dear Matt, I am absolutely shocked and shattered. I would like to express
    my deep felt compassion for you and your children. I love you blog and you
    treat me so kind with all you Information.

    big hugs

    claudia

  272. Lisa Borel

    I am so sorry for your lost. I know how fragile life is, having nearly died almost a year ago myself. I am so sorry for all you have lost. It’s just so unfair. I am glad for you that you had each other for the time that you did. I wish you peace as you transition forward.

  273. Aziz Gilani

    This was beautiful. Sending you all of my love Matt.

  274. Joost de Valk

    My condolences Matt. I have no idea how I would cope with something like this so I wish you lots and lots of strength.

  275. Roger Montti

    Very sad and sorry to hear of your loss, Matt. My thoughts are with you.

  276. Rob watts

    So sorry to read this, my deepest condolences to you Matt

  277. Angelo Palma

    I’m really downed, Matt.

    I offer you my deepest condolences from the bottom of my heart.

  278. Jianing Zhang

    So sorry for your loss,RIP

  279. Noam Shazeer

    Matt, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Deepest condolences.

  280. Damian

    Sorry to hear Matt.

  281. Depest condolences with this sad news, I hope you can deal with grief right away and hopefully her will be accepted at his side in peace.

  282. Stephen Hood

    I’m so, so sorry, Matt. Thinking of you.

  283. I’m crying with you Matt, I feel your loss.

  284. Tress

    So sorry Matt. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  285. Anjan Bacchu

    Hi Matt,

    I don’t know you. But I’ve lost a loved one earlier and know how it feels like.
    Don’t know if you believe in GOD. If you do, pray for comfort.
    If you don’t believe in GOD, then try to spend more time with compassionate people, healing will happen.

  286. My sincere condolences Matt! My thoughts and prays are with u.

  287. Matt,

    I am truly heartbroken for you. While no words can heal the pain that you are going through at this time, know that there are people from all over the world who are thinking about you and sending love and prayers. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  288. Tristan Perry

    So sorry to hear this Matt. Rest in peace Cindy. My thoughts are with you all.

  289. Chandra

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My most sincere condolences. I wish you and your family strength at this very difficult time.

  290. Hello Matt,
    I’m sorry.. Thoughts for your family.
    Nicolas

  291. Aaron

    Matt, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love.

  292. I know how it feels to lose a dear one. So sorry for your loss. May God give you and your family strength in this hour.

  293. I’m crying with you Matt, I feel your loss.

  294. Mathew N.

    Sincere condolences Matt, sending prayers and love to your family

  295. So Sorry Cutts, My deepest condolences.

  296. Charlotte Hill

    Matt, my heart goes out to you. I’m so very sorry.

  297. I’m so very sorry for you loss x

  298. Deepest condolences Matt, I feel so sorry… My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  299. Hello Matt,

    I am sorry for your loss.

  300. I’m so sorry Matt.

  301. Jeet

    Sorry to hear. Let me pray for her.

    Mote sale tu bhi Mar ja. Amen!

  302. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

  303. Krinal Mehta

    So sorry for your loss, Matt. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  304. Daniel

    Matt, I felt a kick in my heart, stomach and instantly made me feel like passing out. In the past years, I lost some dear family members and friends. My grandma passed away three weeks ago. I cannot imagine your pain losing your wife. Just try to be strong and accept that we might meet our beloved ones in one form or another. I am sorry Matt!

  305. Andy

    So sorry to hear this Matt. Cindy sounds like a wonderful lady. Take care.

  306. Chris Brown

    Matt this is heart wrenching to read.
    So sorr for your loss.

  307. Andrea Scarpetta

    I’m so sorry for you loss Matt.

  308. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. Matt

  309. Jonathan Bayne

    So sorry for your loss Matt.

  310. Mark N.

    Sorry to hear about your loss, Matt. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  311. Brice Goureau

    Matt, Please accept my deepest condolences.

  312. Alexander Macgillivray

    Matt,
    So sorry for your, and our loss. Beautiful post about your beautiful partner.
    -Alex

  313. Chris Green

    I’m so sorry for your loss Matt, our thoughts go with you and your family

  314. I am so sorry for your loss.

  315. James Bavington

    Thoughts are with you and your family Matt, passing my deepest condolence and love.

  316. Paris wells

    Really sad to hear you’ve lost your soulmate , thoughts are with you

  317. Deeply sorry Matt. Stay strong! Big hug from Italy.

  318. Dirk

    Very sorry to read this. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  319. Sandy Guerriere

    Matt I am sorry for your loss and my deepest sympathy go out to you, the family and dear friends. Praying you and your loved ones pain is eased by sharing tears, hugs and comfort.

    Sandy G.

  320. Matt, my deepest condolences. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  321. Bill Mackenty

    I’m so sorry, Matt.

  322. Andy Martin

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss Matt.Please accept my condolences and you and yours are in my thoughts.

  323. Hey Matts, so sorry. Stay strong (y)

  324. Christian

    I’m sorry for your loss Matt.

  325. Neil Marshall (engine)

    I’m so sorry, Matt. I was lucky to meet Cindy and to chat about our like-minded topics (you know what I mean). I’m sending you and the whole family my sincere condolences Best wishes, Neil

  326. Sorry for your loss Matt. From Turkey, our prays are with you.

  327. Vaibhav

    Very sorry for your loss Matt. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  328. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

  329. Verry sorry for your loss Matt.

  330. Maciej

    Thanks for sharing this and for your work as Google SEO spokesman. I hope time and support from the friends and family will help to back on course.

  331. Noel W

    I am so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences. Thoughts and Prayers with you and your Family. Rest In Peace Cindy.

  332. Christian M. Grube

    My thoughts and prayers got out to you.

  333. Sorry to hear that Matt and hope you are all doing ok

    I lost my one family Member, I know how it’s feel, I’m certain already that I will never get over it.

  334. James Clarke

    Very Sad News, RIP

  335. frank bauer

    oh Matt, i am so sorry to hear of your loss. my heartfelt condolences to you and Cindy’s family. this was a beautiful and moving tribute. i’m hoping you find direction, comfort and healing in the days ahead.

  336. Dominik

    My condolences.
    Sorry for your loss.

  337. Shelly

    So sorry. My heart hurts for you.

  338. Ingo Bousa

    So very sorry to hear this Matt. My condolences to you and your family.

  339. John

    I am a JW and we believe that you will see her in the resurrection. That will be the best day of your life.

  340. Our condolences are with you and the family. Stay strong.

  341. DIXON JONES

    I am so sorry to hear this Matt. Lovely eulogy and it’s good you are able to talk about it. Time is a healer – it really is – but I am sure thats no help right now. I wish you all the strength in the world.

  342. Paul

    I cannot imagine how you’re feeling. I have no words. I’m so sorry for your loss. This post was a fantastic tribute to her.

  343. I’m so sorry for you loss.

  344. Udit Goenka

    I am sorry for your loss Matt, and I wish you and your family a great strength. My deepest condolence.

  345. Paddy Flynn

    Matt – so very sorry to hear this and you are so right on making the most of our time with our loved ones as I know you do better than most. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

  346. Andy Cole

    So very sorry for your loss, Matt. It feels odd sending condolences as a post to your blog, but you’ve always been an inspiration to many of us, and I’m sure I can speak for all who have anonymously enjoyed following you and your career in sending the warmest of hugs to you at this most difficult time. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of Cindy, a movie star indeed. May she rest in peace.

  347. Ashwini Kumar Bissa

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

  348. Roberto

    This is a very sad news. I am so sorry about you and your loved ones.

  349. Patty

    I am very sorry for the loss of your dear wife.

  350. Marydee Ojala

    So very sorry to hear this.

  351. Nathan

    So so sorry for you and your family’s loss.

  352. Tim Capper

    God Bless Matt

  353. Chris Woodford

    Matt – I’m so deeply sorry to hear this. Your many friends and countless grateful fans from the webmaster community will be beaming huge love and the kindest thoughts to you, your family, and your friends.

  354. Alexander Presthus

    My condolences. I hope you find comfort in your shared memories and experiences.

  355. My sincerest condolences Matt.

    From Malaysia

  356. Lost an amazing, brilliant and beautiful girl myself 4 years ago, all of a sudden, hardest thing I ever been through. She would stay up late at night helping me think of new Ad campaign ideas and she had the BEST sense of humor. Is extremely hard, I just buried myself in work and moved back to Kansas to spend more time with my family. I believe that Cindy is not truly gone and is probably going to stick around until she makes sure you turn out strong from it 😉

    Hope all goes well.

  357. Dylan

    Sorry for your loss, can’t even begin to imagine what you’re going through

  358. Phil Gregory

    Sorry for your loss Matt. Obviously, I never met you Cindy, but your work in SEO has helped us all a lot. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  359. Val

    So sad to hear of your loss. What a wonderful, heartwarming tribute to her. You were fortunate to have had such a great love. Val

  360. Lloyd Robinson
    Matt, I am so sorry to to hear about your loss. In times like these the pain is so deep for you and your family. The memories, love, faith support of family and friends will sustain you.
    Even with the best plans life don’t always work the way we expect. We accept them as part of this journey. My brother be strong, be blessed and keep looking ahead. May God give you
    and your family peace in this difficult time.

  361. I’m so sorry to learn of this! Very sorry for your loss……

    Thats why below lines are so good…

    Every moment life is changing, Live every moment to the fullest, The one who Loves you whole-heartedly, Is very difficult to come by,If there is someone like that somewhere She is the most beautiful You may hold her hand She may not be there tomorrow..

    May not be there tomorrow ….

  362. bil

    There are no words at a time like this, my condolences.

  363. Here’s a big hug from the community for you Matt.

  364. I’m so sorry Matt … stay strong!

  365. Matt — please accept my deepest condolences.

  366. Peter Östergren

    I’m really sorry to hear that Matt. You and your family have my sympathies. Take care of yourselves.

  367. So sorry for you loss. My condolences are with you.
    Been reading this blog for a while now, have always enjoyed when you mention her. We lost a great human.

  368. Matt, we’ve only met in passing at PubCon and such, but your post has been shared throughout my community because clearly Cindy was someone who made an impression and an impact on people. My heart goes out to you; having lost a spouse myself, I know what you mean about feeling unmoored. I’m sending all the supporting and loving thoughts I can your way. I hope your community rallies around you. And I hope that at some point, above and beyond the grief, you may feel appreciation for the time and love you had with Cindy.

  369. Jonathan

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I send you my condolences and pray for your healing, strength, comfort, and peace.

  370. Matt, I read this last night and still woke up with sadness from hearing the news. Omaha is a great city (I\’m from Kansas City living in Sioux Falls, SD) with some great people. I suspect there are quite a few grieving for your wife, you, and her family that there is one less great person in their life. My condolences.

  371. My deepest sympathies. Matt please stay strong in this very trying time.

  372. My sincere condolences. Thank you for sharing Cindy and your story with us.

  373. I\’m so Sorry for your loss 🙁 Prayers for you and your family.

  374. David Amerland

    Matt, I can only wish you strength and inner peace during this difficult time.

  375. So very sorry. Wishing you peace as you try to navigate this.

  376. Valentin

    I’m sorry for your loss Matt, She rest in peace. A hug for the family

  377. Emmanuel Sopitan

    Matt — please accept my deepest condolences.

  378. Olga

    I’m sorry for your tragedy. I’ll pray for you.

  379. Olga

    I’m sorry for your tragedy. I’ll pray for you. Take care.

  380. Nelson Amaya

    I’m sorry about your loss Matt. I was struck when I read the sad news on hacker news. Stay strong bro, and celebrate the time you spent with that wonderful woman.

  381. Brian McClendon

    Matt,

    I am so sorry. I can’t fully imagine how devastating that must be.

  382. Colin McDermott

    Really sorry to hear this Matt, sending my condolences.

  383. Jason Duke

    My condolences and love to you, friends and family and everyone that knew Cindy.

    I know the pain of losing family and the happy dreams of them while you sleep, alongside the realisation and pain of them being gone as you wake up.

    There are no words that can stop the pain, the discomfort or the unhappiness.
    There are no words that take away this awful cruelty of her being taken so early.
    There are no words that can make this feel bearable.

    I have learned though that time is an amazing healer, but the pain will always remain, in some small way… but it will diminish and you will manage to cope and find your way without your best friend, your lover, your companion and wife.

    I wish you all the happiness and love in the world Matt… Be strong, there is no easy answer…

  384. Jess Alexander

    I just woke up and grabbed my phone as I always do and started scrolling thru my google news when I came across this article. I do not know you or even know why this was in my google news but I felt compelled to read it. Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for what you are going thru. I know nothing of you and your beautiful Cindy but after reading this I feel like I do. My heart is breaking for you. I hope you find the strength to get thru this difficult time.

  385. Frank Henningsen

    Dear Matt – so sorry to hear this – sending love and thoughts from Denmark

  386. River H.

    I am so sorry to hear about this. May she rests in peace and thank you for sharing your story.

  387. Edna Holland

    My condolences to your you, the family and friends. I recently in September of 2017 lost my husband of 43 years. It is definitely a hard thing process. I know she will be missed. My prayers are with you all. Thank you for all you do

  388. So sorry for your loss, and from your words she sounds like a wonderful lady who will be sorely missed. Hopefully you can gain comfort from the happiness and memories you shared. Sincere condolences…

  389. Anissa Perez

    Thank you for sharing such moving words about your beloved Cindy. There is no doubt that her beautiful legacy will live on for generations to come. Sending my most sincere condolences and prayers.

  390. Sorry to hear about your loss. RIP Cindy.

  391. Shelly Fagin

    My heart hurts for you and your family. You have my absolute deepest condolences and I have you, Cindy and family in my thoughts and prayers.

  392. Leslemoine

    What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful woman! I don’t know you but you must be a special guy to have captured and kept the heart of this wonderful woman. Your obituary gave her pictures life and a personality that we can all relate to. I even smiled at her ‘falling asleep to parks and recreation’….she indeed was remarkable and the world she lived in will miss her. I am sad for you, friends, family and even the cat for your sudden loss. I’ll be thinking about you. Thank you for sharing….

  393. Reuben Yau

    Matt, please accept my deepest condolences. Such terrible news. So kind of you to share a little about Cindy, obviously an amazing woman. If there’s anything I can do, please reach out.

  394. Kenan Omerspahic

    I’m really sorry. My thoughts are for you and your family.

  395. May her soul rest in perfect peace mate…. You always have my prayers.

  396. My deepest condolences, Matt. I’m sorry for your loss.

  397. Itamar

    My condolences..

  398. Biljana

    God bless you and your family. Let Cindy rest in peace. Stay strong Matt:(((

  399. Adrian

    I am deeply saddened by this news and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  400. I’m so terribly sorry Matt. I wish I had more to say beyond tired clichés. I wish you strength and peace as you deal with your loss.

  401. Todd Mintz

    My most heartfelt condolences.

  402. MARQUERITE VELDMAN

    So sorry Matt. Sending my condolences from South Africa .

  403. Luciano Borg

    Deepest Condolences to all the family

  404. John Mooney

    So, so sorry. You will partially heal, but it will take a long time. Take the time you need. She’ll be with you forever.

  405. Oh, Matt. I’m so sorry, my most heartfelt condolences. Rest in peace

  406. My condolences. Feel sorry for your loss!

  407. Vikas Disale

    sorry to hear your loss, Matt.

  408. Robin Bastien

    So sorry to hear Matt, my condolences :(. She seems like a wonderful person based on your posts. Take care of yourself.

  409. Milla

    Obviously a very special, beautiful and loved woman, who will remain in your heart forever. Sincerest condolences

  410. Denise Payne

    What a glorious woman. My heart breaks for you!

  411. Paul Lander

    So sorry for your loss, Matt.

  412. Howie Singer

    Matt–So sorry to read the news. My condolences to you and to your family on this terrible loss.

  413. Rick Biederer

    I’m so sorry for your loss Matt. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  414. Andy Beal

    Oh Matt, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for you!

  415. Deeply sorry for your loss, Matt. I nearly lost my wife several years ago, and it turned out to be a rare genetic heart condition that typically claims people around age 40. Learning the cause helped her side of the family get tested to avoid the same fate. I hope that you and your family are able to heal soon from what is obviously a devastating turn of events.

  416. Greg

    Hi Matt, I am just some dude you don’t know (thought we are former colleagues, technically), but I want to share a great piece by someone (Matt Zoller Seitz) who went through something similar. The words are beautiful, and I hope they provide you some comfort.

    https://www.rogerebert.com/mzs/427-ten-years-without-jen-sixteen-with

  417. Gary Turner

    My sincere condolences to you and your loved ones.

  418. Richard

    Deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss

  419. Jackie

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. As I read on. She really was a kick ass type of woman. Thoughts are of you and your family..

  420. Zackey A REYAL

    Please accept my sincere condolences. It is not going to be easy. May you have all the strength during this difficult time.

  421. THOMAS LARTIN

    I’m really sorry to hear about your loss Matt.
    I just wanted to send my thoughts and emotions out to you at this time. I wish you strength to best handle this.

  422. Sounds like she had a wonderful partner in life. Sorry for your loss.

  423. Slamet

    Deepest condolences.

  424. Dear Matt

    My condolences. May God Almighty bless her soul. Her memories will always be with you, and thank you for sharing some with us.

    -abdul

  425. Mark Stout

    Matt, so sorry to hear of your profound loss.

  426. Jenny orr

    I am sorry for your lost, heaven gained a Beautiful Angel 💞💞

  427. Stuart Langley

    So sorry, Matt, eyes fill with tears trying to imagine your inconsolable loss. So many of us have seen you as a friend and resource for years, and never met you; but just saw your easy going ways in videos, and your soft spoken words in your blog. We are thinking about you, Matt, and wish we could do something to make it all better.

  428. Bryan Horling

    Matt, I’m really sorry to hear about your loss. I hope for the best for you and your family. We’ll have you in our thoughts.

  429. My sincere condolences for your family. May she rest in peace.

  430. Chris Silver Smith

    I’m touched by your brief description of Cindy and your obvious love of her.

    I’m so very sorry for your loss, and will be praying for you and your family.

  431. Perrin Carrell

    I’m so sorry, Matt. We’ll be thinking of you, brother.

  432. Rob

    Totally gutted for you m8. How on earth you could even work at the moment, I just don’t know.
    Wish you and your family all the strength for the future.

  433. Philip Blomsterberg

    My deepest sympathies and condolences, Matt. Rest in peace Cindy.

  434. Heartbreaking news. I’m so sorry for your loss, Matt.
    My sincerest condolences to you and your whole family.

  435. Daniel Haskin

    I am so sorry for your loss. There’s not much I could say to make it better, but I know what it means to feel like your wife looks like a movie star, even though she might disagree with you.

  436. So very sorry for your loss. Wishing you and your family strength through this difficult time.

  437. My deepest condolences sir.

  438. Joe

    In your grief, remember you had the best. Not all of us can say that. None of us can say that as a permanent thing.,

  439. Hi Matt, I am speechless and saddened for you. Even though we don’t know each other well, if you ever need anything or just want to spend a week in Atlantic Canada looking at birds, I’m here for you. My wife and I have also been married 18 years.

  440. My deepest, heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Matt. I pray for emotional healing and peace for you and yours.

  441. Callie Rennison

    Deepest condolences. Hugs to you and your cats.

  442. So many great and kind things shared here, Matt, that it seems hard to find words. You have shared your pain with a world that has laughed and cried with you for years. You are in our hearts and I am truly sorry for your loss.

  443. Jerry Pullium

    Matt,
    Jerry and I are so sorry to hear this news. We will be thinking of you and the entire family. So happy Cindy had you for those years.
    Love , Jerry and Linda Pullium.

  444. Donovan

    Cindy looks so young, happy, and full of life. My sincere condolences Matt. Thanks for sharing yours and Cindy’s story with us.

  445. Please accept deepest condolences from India and we will be praying for you and your family.

  446. Simon

    Sending lots of love to you, Cindy’s and your family, as well as Emmy and Ozzie.

  447. My deepest condolences. Best wishes for you, your family, and all who knew Cindy.

  448. Vijay Poolo

    Sorry for you loss Matt, thoughts are with you and your family.

  449. Sorry for your loss Matt, just terrible.

  450. Tan

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May god rest her soul in peace.

  451. There are no words. I am heartbroken for you. In this senseless time, I hope that you can find some peace in your memories of a wonderful partner and the love of the people who support you. She always lives in you. xoxo

  452. Hal

    Hello Matt, you’re in all of our thoughts. Wishing you strength in this most difficult of times.

  453. Chathurika

    So sorry Matt, Lord Buddha has said we all have to leave everything one day. That is the world’s truth. You had a wonderful time with your most loving one. But someone doesn’t have it. May she rest in peace!!!

  454. Hi Matt,

    Very sorry to hear about your loss. Wishing you and your family strength through this difficult time.

  455. I am shocked and very sad for you and your family. My deepest sympathy and you are in my prayers for comfort.

  456. Matt, my deepest condolences. I am so very very sorry for your Loss. May God give you strength to get you through this period.

  457. Kevin Doory

    Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow Matt. Praying for your strength in this horrible time.

  458. Pontus

    I was very sad to read this, even though I don’t know you at all. Your genuine love for her shows clearly. Hope you find strength with the community in these tragic times. My sincere condolences.

  459. Bhanu Bhandari

    My condolences. I’m deeply saddened by your loss. May you and your family stay strong through this time of grief.

  460. Olga Andrienko

    Oh Matt, this is heartbreaking! So sorry for your loss 🙁
    The way you speak about her is magical. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  461. Pravas Jha

    Sorry to hear this Matt, Stay strong

  462. Geoff Jackson

    So sorry for your loss Matt. Thoughts with you and yours/Cindy’s family.

  463. M

    Hi Matt, we don’t know each other but I want to leave a comment and say I’m sorry for your l’osso. I can’t imagine how I’d feel if lost my wife in a matter of days. I’m sure you’re surrounded by people who love you and can help you find meaning of life again, a new path. Live with your pain now, let it go, cry, shout, be mad at everyone and yourself if you need. But be sure you’ll find a new purpose, with her always next to you.

  464. Andrew Shotland

    Truly sorry for you and your family Matt.

  465. I’m sorry for your loss, Matt. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  466. P. Ray

    Matt – I am so sorry. I work at Google and had no idea who you were. But then I saw you get in line during one of our town halls for a very difficult decision Google had made. You got in line just like the rest of us to make a case to our leaders. You were so humble, so respectful, and so kind. I was so inspired. Thank you. The world needs more people like you and Cindy. I cannot imagine what you are going through. But please take care of yourself through this difficult time.

  467. Anne Hennegar

    I’m so sad to hear about Cindy. Loss is never easy. Your write-up was wonderful and gave us a peek into why she was so special. Hugs back.

  468. Matt, I’m very sorry and wish you strength in your time of grief.

  469. Erin Jones

    So sorry, Matt. She sounds like an amazing woman and partner.
    Sending love your way.

  470. Tobi

    I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences with you and your family. Stay strong in this sad times.

  471. Bob Rains

    I am so sorry to hear this news Matt, much love. I don’t believe in much but I do hold dear the idea of reincarnation. When I suffer a loss one of the thoughts I often gravitate towards is the idea that the person I lost is still basically here, somewhere out there right now, shiny and new being pampered and showered with love as the newest addition to some happy family. You are in my thoughts old friend.

  472. May God be with you and your family.

  473. Mayank

    I’m so sorry for your loss 🙁

  474. Zeshan

    Matt, It’s a great loss indeed. Very sorry to hear that. Be a fighter in this hard time.

  475. Cleo Shahateet

    I am really sorry for your loss.

  476. Andy Mattson

    She was a wonderful person Matt. I hope that you can focus on the joy that she brought to your life.

  477. Loren

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s hard to lose those we love- be strong and give yourself the time you need to grieve. Best wishes.

  478. I’m really sorry about you, your/her family and the cats. It’s weird feeling so bad about this when everything we share is this strange love for 0’s and 1’s, but this is real sad. I can’t imagine how hard this must be for you and the family, so keep strong and keep all the good memories.

    I’ve given hugs everywhere today to my little family while thinking in what you have said. I’ll try not to forget how important is to do that often.

    Best wishes from Spain.

  479. Kumar Veetrag

    Matt, really sorry to hear about this.

  480. Stephane

    Matt,

    So sorry to hear that… My Sincere Condolences to you, the Children, Family and Friends.
    RIP Cindy

  481. Gabrio

    hi Matt,

    Very sorry to hear about your loss, i am sure it will get better, i am having a rough period myself for different reasons, we all go through up and downs.

    a big hug,
    Gabrio

  482. Stanley Day

    Hi Matt, please accept my heartfelt condolences. I shared your pain and re-lived my own while reading your words. Four months ago I lost Cathy, my wife of forty years. Like you, I too, am unmanned and unmoored. I pray that time will help me learn to live without her.
    You loved Cindy for so long (23 years), she became a part of you and lives on, in your memory. Cherish the memories, they will bring you comfort in the years to come.
    May the peace of Jesus Christ be with you and your family.

  483. I am really sorry for your loss Matt…

  484. Vinay

    I’m so sorry for your sudden loss, Matt. Your wife and best friends was a wonderful person. I wish you cherish the good old memories and have the strength to manage life and family with her in your heart. Sounds odd, but everything is destined and has a purpose. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  485. Matt,

    This is some sad news I must say. No matter if your the friend or enemy of SEOs, this is something I wish no one to have to go through. I couldn’t imagine having to write this or what you’re going through.

    My condolences to you and your families. Stay strong.

  486. Kelly Meeks

    Hello Matt. I saw a link to this post on hackernews. It just looked like an interesting link, I don’t know you. Your comment about hugging the people we love because we don’t know how much time we have with them is painfully true.

    I can’t imagine how you feel right now. I just really felt compelled to tell you I’m very sorry for your loss.

  487. Frank Watson

    Matt my heart goes out to you and the family – too young too soon – know you are loved my your digital family

  488. Ross

    Hi Matt – I writing to you from Dublin, Ireland where I have followed your work for many years. I was shocked when I opened my Twitter feed to this news today. My thoughts are with you and your family. Mind yourself and seek comfort from your friends.

    Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine – Under the shelter of each other, people survive.

  489. Michael Schilling

    I’m so sorry Matt. God bless you and your family.

  490. Jeff Libert

    My heart aches for you, Matt. I have traveled this path, losing my wife and partner for almost 40 years, after a 25 year battle with bi-polar disorder. Count me among the many whose ear or shoulder is available at any time. Peace be with you.

  491. Raph Levien

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Matt. Know that there are a lot of people who care for you. If there’s anything I can do, I’d be more than happy to.

  492. Manjit Lotey

    I am so very sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

  493. Mark Frauenfelder

    Matt, I’m so sorry to hear this. Your post paints the picture of a remarkable person.

  494. Matt, I am sorry for your loss, it’s heartbreaking.

  495. Lee Smith

    So sorry for your loss, Matt. I lost my wife of 15 years two year ago. Thoughts and prayers from Tennessee.

  496. Hi Matt,

    My heart goes out to you and the family. I’m going to hug my wife and daughter a little tighter tonight. You are right, we never know how much time we have with them, the unknowing is terrifying. Thanks for sharing this with us. I wish nothing but the best for you through this very difficult time.

    Best,
    Nick

  497. Shari Thurow

    Hi Matt-

    You & your family…including the furry family members…are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I recently lost one of my best friends…my Dad (his friends call him Eddie). We had a close, healthy father-daughter relationship.

    I know how you feel. I am so sorry.

    Keep an eye on Emmy & Ozzie. Cats grieve, too. I know that from experience as well. I lost my 17-year-old cat Bingo and my Dad within months of each other. In my grief, I noticed that my other cat, Ducky, was acting strange.

    She was/is grieving, too. My little sister got Ducky & I another cat for Christmas. He’s a sweetheart…likes to cuddle…and he’s right here at my office desk asking for a little stroke on his cheek.

    Please do no hesitate to reach out for help. Take as much time as you need. Everyone grieves differently, and it is no one’s place to judge. Wise words from my Dad….

    Take care, Matt.

  498. So sorry for your loss. Stay strong.

  499. Aaron Caterina

    So sorry for your loss, Mr. Cutts. You’ll be in my prayers.

  500. Daniela Keil

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You do so much for other people, what can we possibly do for you during a time like this? All I know about grief and loss is that there is no way around it, but through. It seems your tribute here is not only loving and beautiful, but the best first step. Hang in there, pace yourself. A world of people, friends and strangers, are rooting for you!!

  501. Gogo

    Oh fuck dude I can see you’re sad as the sentence made me cry, “she didn’t want any blog callout” , but now she gets one, because… She was yours. May Allah give you patience, this is not an easy thing.

  502. So very sorry to hear of your loss.

  503. So sorry to hear that. My heart goes out to you.

  504. Inhyuk

    Matt, I am truly sorry for your loss… I know how much you cared about her even during the short trip abroad… My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  505. vijay sood

    I’m sorry to hear the news. May god give you strength at this moment.

  506. Aurora Trotter

    There no words for your lost. Your a great man to share her to all of us. She was so lucky to had you in her life. Now live for her, for she watches you and she knows her legacy will never die. Your strength and love for will go on. You are a gentleman and she is now a angel.

  507. med tunisia

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Matt you are string. love you

  508. Ryan Smith

    Oh Matt, there’s no words. Deepest condolences to you and the family.

  509. I only know you from some TWIT shows but I send you my deepest condolences.

  510. Marc

    Matt- My sincerest condolences to you and your extended family. I remember meeting Cindy in line with you waiting for some Google social event. She was giving you grief about something – maybe your recent 30 day challenge – and did it in such a caring and loving way it was clear even from the brief interaction how much of a mensch she was. I wish you comfort in time from good memories of her.

  511. Elliott Rodgers

    Condolences Matt, and to Cindy’s family and friends. So very sorry to hear about this

  512. Matt, Sorry to hear about your wife. We never know what God’s plans are, and sometimes they feel unfair but keep the faith and know that our prayers and many others are with you and your family.

  513. Alan Hammond

    Matt I am so sorry for your loss. Your family are in our prayers.

  514. Robert Ilbrink

    My condolences. I am amazed at how you can find the strength and calm to write about your wife and love so short after this tragedy.

  515. Lee McCoy

    I feel for you so much. I hope you find the strength to bring yourself through it all.

  516. Brett Tabke

    My deepest sympathies Matt. We are so sorry for your loss. I am thankful I got to meet Cindy. We will be praying for you and your family.

  517. David Seifried

    Matt…my thoughts are with you. I can’t imagine how tough this must be. You have many fans out there…I know you from This Week in Tech…and listening to you, one can hear how great of a guy you are and how wonderful of a husband you must have been. While your wife’s life and your relationship were cut terribly short, I am sure you gave one another many great memories that will keep her in someway alive in you for the rest of your life. My condolences.

  518. David Goodman

    I\’m so very sorry for your loss Matt. Just continuing to be the person she loved in the face of your unfathomable pain is the best tribute you can give. Thanks for always taking time to talk, and making a little guy feel important.

  519. Moody

    Sorry for your loss

  520. ASLAN OZCAKIR

    So sorry to learn your loss. With my deepest condolences.

  521. Chris Sherman

    So sorry to hear this, Matt. She was obviously a very special person. Wishing you strength during this difficult time.

  522. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family

  523. Tomislav

    I am very sorry for your loss. 🙁

  524. Barbara Boser

    Our deepest condolences Matt. Your words were a beautiful tribute to her. I’m sad that I never got to meet her as she would have led the Tribe in the SEO wives club for sure. Also feel like it’s been so long since we saw you. Please reach out the next time you are in Vegas. Would love to go have a Sprite with you.

  525. Rob

    Matt, so very sorry to hear.

    I can’t imagine how hard it must be. Hang in there and don’t forgot how much she loved you.

  526. My deepest sympathies Matt, your loss is shared in the community you helped develop. Wishing you and your family strength through this difficult time. Prayers and love.

  527. My deepest sympathies Matt, so sorry for your loss!

  528. My condolences Matt!

  529. Bruce Clay

    Matt, I am very sorry to for your loss. I send my deepest condolences to you and your family.

  530. Tino

    Words are useless.
    My deepest condolences.

  531. Very sorry to hear that Matt. Deepest condolences for your loss.

  532. Matt, I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish I could have met Cindy, she sounds like she was an amazing woman and a great wife and friend. Cuddle the cats close and let your search family know if there is anything we can do for you.

  533. Matt, I’m so, so sorry for your loss. This post is a beautiful tribute, and I hope you find peace soon…

  534. I’m so sorry for your loss, Matt! Cindy sounds like a wonderful person. It is rare, indeed, for a marriage to last as long as yours did and be as close and supportive as it was. Remember the experiences you shared and consider doing something special in the community in her honor.

  535. Cynthia Reeves

    I have never heard of you until today. But was lead to your post. Over 2000 years ago the greatest man to ever walked in perfection AND power walked this earth. He cried for the death of His friend knowing that He will resurrect him. This man Jesus gave his life for the world because of it sorrows. Your wife is no longer experiencing the sorrows of this world.She is alive and waiting for you in your appointed time.

  536. I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. My most sincere condolences.

  537. Adam

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Only time will take the pain away, but know that you have had an impact on many people’s lives and be sure to use them now to fill that void in your heart. May your wife Rest In Peace.

  538. So sorry for your loss, Matt. A truly touching tribute.

  539. Aaron Kronis

    <3 So sorry for your loss Matt. We've looked to you for answers over the years and hopefully you are able to come to terms with this and be at peace.

  540. Ambrose

    So very sorry for your loss. This is a very nice tribute to her. Thank you for sharing.

  541. Kasia

    Thinking of you Matt. Sending love 💕

  542. There is nothing I can say, Matt. My heart goes out to you, bro.

  543. tony chang

    Matt, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  544. I’m so incredibly sorry. Your love for Cindy — and her beautiful personality — shines through in every word.

  545. Sumner

    My condolences for your loss.
    At a time like this I know it’s hard to hear even the best heartfelt wishes for peace when you’ve got a big hole where your heart used to be, and you have had to say goodbye to such a magnificent woman and partner.
    I’m holding you in a space surrounded with love. As you travel the journey of grieving and healing my wish for you, as each day passes and you are reminded of her in familiar things, may you always feel blessed by that love connection with Cindy.

  546. Mike Farney

    Such a touching tribute. It sounds like she was a wonderful wife and companion. I am so sorry for your loss.

  547. AS

    Matt, I’m deeply saddened by the news and heartbroken for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. What a beautiful and touching tribute. Wish I had a chance to get to meet her. The world has lost another amazing person. I know no words could ease your pain. Please take care as I’m sure that is what Cindy would want for you. Sending good thoughts your way. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

  548. Fernando Torres MSc

    So sorry for your and your family’s loss.

  549. S M

    Deepest condolences, Matt and family.

  550. May her memory burn brightly for you Matt in times of darkness. We are all in the end, only the moments we made with those around us, cherish the love and light you shared, knowing she remains with you.

  551. Jay

    Sorry to hear this, Matt. Best of luck in the coming weeks.

  552. So very sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. You did a wonderful job telling the world about a woman who preferred to share her life with those close to her. Great words that paint a beautiful picture. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  553. Hi Matt, thanks for sharing. Sending the best to you and you family. Please keep strong!

  554. I’m so so sorry. How incredibly heartbreaking.

  555. I’m so sorry for your loss and her family and friends. I hope you find peace soon…

  556. So sad, sincere condolences Matt
    Yoelle

  557. I’m so sorry for your loss, Matt! I’m sure that Cindy is in a better place now 🙂

  558. Olga Sobral

    Now Cindy means Love for me too.

  559. I am so sorry for your loss Matt. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  560. Matt, so sorry to hear of your loss. You gave a wonderfully loving description of her.

  561. Sarah Harradine

    I’m so sorry to hear this Matt. My thoughts are with you.

  562. Momo

    I know that you’ve probably already heard this a lot, but I am sorry for your loss. I live in Omaha, myself. And while I don’t think I’ve met either you or your wife, I feel as I read this as if we were old friends. Just know that she is missed, and as long as you hold her memories close, she’s not really gone.
    Condolences from Omaha.

  563. Emmanuel Aare

    Matt, I am indeed touched by great sadness in my heart. May God grant you the strength to bear the loss of your dearest on earth, Cindy!

  564. Dhananjay Bhardwaj

    I am so sorry Matt. Seeing your other half leave this world would be devastating, and I can’t even imagine that. My prayers with you, family, and friends. She’ll always remain here with smile.

  565. I am sorry to hear about her passing. I wish you the best.

  566. Marion

    Just another stranger in the search community who was moved by your beautiful tribute. My thoughts are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

  567. Vanessa Coussens

    I’m so sorry that you’ve lost your beautiful wife. Sending you love and prayers xxx

  568. Marko

    I am lost for words. My deepest condolences. Keep your head up, somehow.

    Marko

  569. Adrian Bold

    Matt, I’m so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Take care.

  570. Adwait Ullal

    Matt,

    Very sorry for your loss, may you have the strength to get thru these trying times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Thanks for the personal and beautiful post and tribute.

  571. I’m so sorry, Matt.
    Losing half of one and the other half missing the other half must be the hardest thing a person can go through. Sending love from Barcelona.
    I want to dedicate this poem to you:

    “You can shed tears that she is gone
    or you can smile because she has lived.

    You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
    or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

    Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
    or you can be full of the love you shared.

    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
    or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

    You can remember her and only that she’s gone
    or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

    You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
    or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”

  572. So terribly sorry for your loss Matt. She sounds like one in a million and your post speaks volumes about her. I wish you all the strength you\’ll need for the difficult days ahead. Keep your family close. You\’ll need them and they\’ll need you.

  573. Very sorry to hear the sad new Matt. Our thoughts are with you and all the family.

  574. So sorry to hear about your loss.
    My sincere condolences.

  575. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Emanuele (from Italy)

  576. Ben Pate

    My deepest condolences Matt.

  577. God Bless Cindy Cutts. Condolences for all…

  578. My deepest sympathies Matt. I will definitely hug my family when I go home. Please look out for yourself as best you can and welcome the support from friends and family. Sincerely, Ross

  579. Phil

    So sorry Matt. My prayers are with you and the family.

  580. May God give you strength to bear this huge loss. Stay strong and blessed Matt. Really sorry to hear about this sad news.

  581. Scott

    I am so sorry to read this Matt. Thank you for letting me learn about her and for the brief memory to remember what is really important in life.

  582. Raffaele

    I am so sorry. Condoglianze

  583. Lisa Miller

    I’m sorry for your loss. May God be with you and all who loved her.

  584. OH NO! I am so sorry for your loss. Just remind yourself of the 18 wonderful years you had with her. She will be with your for the rest of your life.

  585. Matt, so sorry to hear. I will keep Cindy and your family in my thoughts. I appreciate your openness regarding mental illness as well.

  586. Tim Peter

    My sincere condolences for your loss, Matt.

  587. Flávio Raimundo

    Ela certamente está em um lugar melhor, apenas foi para a casa eterna!
    Meus sentimentos Matt 🙁

  588. With profound sadness for you tragic loss, my prayers are with you and family.

  589. I am so sorry for your loss, Matt. Sending prayers and condolences your way. May you find peace during this difficult time.

  590. John Muehling

    Peace be with you and your family Matt.

  591. Franck

    Sincères condoléances Matt
    Bon courage à toi et paix à son âme.

  592. Matt,

    So sorry to see this news. May her life and memory be a bright light in your future. My condolences to you and your family.

    Lou

  593. My condolences to you and your family Matt.

  594. Matt Dougherty

    I’m so sorry to hear Matt. I’m thankful she urged you to try that ‘Google thing for a while’.

  595. Kai-Fu Lee

    I am so sorry to hear this. This is a beautiful post. My condolences to you and your family.

  596. Scott Smith

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Thanks for the suggestion to express your love to the important people in your life; you never know.

  597. Jack McDonald

    Matt
    I will pray for you and yours. Sincerely sorry for your loss. Over the years Joie and I followed you for guidance and your kindness You dont know us. Joie passed away recently after a 1 year battle with cancer. May Cindy rest in peace.
    Sincerely
    Jack McDonald

  598. Steve Toth

    So sorry Matt. You have the entire SEO communities condolences.

  599. Lisa Kinder

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your best friend and wife. Your special memories of her brought tears to my eyes. You are in my thoughts.

  600. Eva McCoy

    Sorry to hear about your loss but I too am going to be losing a brother here soon to cancer he’s in stage 4 at the moment and we’re going to be seeing him where the a family reunions next week so it’s a little tough and I know the feeling about its while you have them enjoy every moment. It will be difficult alone. But if I can do it anyone can. Remember friends are a good ear when you need, so call them and get together.

  601. Benjamin Lok

    Matt,
    I remember how happy you were at UNC when you met her. I’m sorry for your loss, and thanks for your sharing.

  602. Kathy Eickenberg

    Am very, very sorry 🙁 Your wife has been taken from this world way too early. You and her family have my sincerest condolences.

    “We never know how much time we have with someone, and sometimes it’s all too short.”

    I definitely realize that and so often this world is much, much too cruel, especially to those who are the best among us 🙁 My thoughts and prayers for you and her family, sending a lot of healing thoughts for all of you. Really am very sorry, realize you’re completely heartbroken 🙁

    Kathy

  603. So sorry for your loss Matt. Condolences to you and your family.

  604. Sincere condolences for your loss, Matt. 🙁

  605. Juliette Barredo

    So sorry for your loss, Matt
    Sending you prayers and may your wife rest in peace.

  606. Matt sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you and your family.

  607. Oh, Matt. I wish you much strength in this difficult time. God bless you. My deepest and sincerest condolences.

  608. Janice

    Condolences. It must be hard . Try to take it one day at a time.

  609. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  610. Warren Chase

    It’s so sad to hear you lost your love. I hope you can be comforted and strengthened, through this difficult time, by the many ways she touched your life.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  611. Robin Kirkley

    My heart breaks for you, Matt. But thank you for reminding me to always tell my loved ones how much they mean to me. Only tonight I listened to the song “If Tomorrow Never Comes” by Ronan Keating. I thought it was nice, but now it seems so real. Thanks for sharing.

    • Richard Rodriquez

      Hi Matt. I am So Sorry for your Loss.
      What has already been said goes some way to begin to appreciate You and all your family members.
      Keep talking to people about it write a book of her life story. It will inspire people and help you too.

  612. Brian Downing

    Terrible, shocking news – I am so saddened to hear this, Matt. Please let me know if you need any planning help, or a place to stay and hang out for a while – our house is open to you.

  613. Extremely saddened to hear that :'(

  614. Jerome Kucera

    What a brave post. A reminder of how precious every day is. I’m sorry for your loss. When the time’s right, I’ve heard good things about Cheryl Sandberg’s Option B book that entails the passing of her husband.

  615. Very sorry to hear that sad news. I hope you and the family (and the cats) can find a way to hug one another, and remember the beauty and love she left you with.

  616. Janaki

    Hi Matt,
    May god give you strength to cope up with the loss. It’s not easy…nothing can replace Cindy for you. My deepest condolences to you and her family.
    Janaki

  617. Terrible to hear this. Condolences to you and your family.

  618. Really sorry to hear that, May her soul rest in peace and have higher ranks in the life after death.

  619. Kiran

    So sorry for your loss, Matt….My deepest condolences to you and her family. May your wife rest in peace.

  620. JC

    Sorry for your loss.

  621. Anshul

    This breaks my heart Matt, may God always bless her soul. She is somewhere looking at your and reading this post and believe us she’ll be having the same big smile as you mentioned above. God bless you Matt. Strength to you and your family.

  622. Joe Hunkins

    So sorry Matt this very tragic and a great loss to friends and family .

  623. Kristoff

    May her image be imprinted on your soul forever.

  624. Dharak Sandeep

    So Sorry Matt, It hearts a lot and very panic to loss loved one specially when she is mother or wife.

  625. May she rest in paradise until you two meet again , condolences to you and your family Matt

  626. such a disgusting news this shouldn’t be happening I feel sorry for this and her health

  627. I know no words can help but here to show my support however I can. Hope you and the family are holding up, may she rest in peace.

  628. So terribly sorry to hear of your loss, Matt. Though it’s no consolation whatever, I’ll keep you and yours in my prayers.

  629. Very sorry to hear about your tragic loss, and thank you for sharing a little bit about Cindy. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time

  630. Brian Estes

    I’m very sorry, Matt. The part you shared about your wife reading and re-reading Pattern Recognition really resonated with me. I’ve read it a few times before and am reading it again now after your post. It is unclear exactly why I’m so drawn to this book, although I guess I’m not alone. Even though I’m only about 25% through it this time, I’ve already cried a few times thinking of how it might have impacted her.
    My heart goes out to you.

  631. Paul

    How awful for you :’-(

  632. Its so sad and really feel sorry for the loss you had. God be with you and give you courage to come over it. Take Care of Yourself Matt.

  633. Very sorry Matt. She sounds like an amazing, beautiful person. The world needs more people like Cindy. May time heal your wounds and may she Fly to the Angels. Sincere condolences to you family and yourself.

  634. God bless you and your family.

  635. Wishing you and your family the best in the days and months to come. Matt, please accept my deepest condolences.

  636. So sorry to hear the terrible news Matt, nobody can understand what you are going through. My prayers and condolences to you, family and friends – one is not supposed to lose a loved one at this age.

    Melius

  637. Anil Jainq

    Matt – I don’t know you or Cindy, but I am truly to hear about your loss. You tribute is a loving and authentic one. I find this quote relevant at times like these: “Death ends a life, not a relationship” (Mitch Albom). I wish you strength in the time ahead.

  638. Dear Matt, condolences, wishing you strength.

  639. Tobi

    I totally feel you! I’m sorry so for your loss! Be strong!!

  640. Mario Castelhano

    Dear Matt
    I didn’t know you or your family but after reading your tweet, I felt very sad. Life goes by in a blink of an eye, when you’re surrounded by peace and love.
    My thoughts are now with you and your family, for your loss.
    Cindy will be in your hearts forever.
    Good bless you,
    Mario

  641. Aaron Friedman

    Matt,
    I am heartbroken for you.
    She sounded like an incredible person from everything you have written.
    Thinking about you and sending a warm hug.
    Aaron

  642. My sincerest condolences to you.

  643. Andy Nowka

    My deepest condolences Matt. Sorry I never met Cindy, she sounds like an amazing wife and friend. Sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Andy

  644. Phan An

    I’m so, so sorry, Matt. Be strong. I’m sure that’s what she wants, too.

  645. Sorry to hear that matt.

  646. Akul Hossain

    Very sorry Matt

  647. Sorry to hear that, matt. Speachless after hearing the news.

  648. Mary Whidden

    Hi Matt- it’s Mary Whidden. I am so sorry to hear about Cindy. I have been is shock about this all week- I still remember us as kids shooting B.B. guns in the woods or riding on a bus to a speech tournament- now we are all grown with problems and tragedies. I am so sorry. I knew Cindy had issues with mental health like I do- Anxiety, depression and OCD are mine- even though I never met her I felt a kinship- most people with these issues would I expect. I am so very sorry for your loss- I am sending cyber hugs to you. Much love. -Mary

  649. I’m so very sorry to hear about this Matt 🙁 A big hug and all the strength.

  650. Hi Matt

    Sorry to hear your loss. Deepest condolences to you and your and Cindy’s family.

  651. Sorry Matt. We are mourn. Allah bless u and your family.

  652. Michele Baker

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you.

  653. Arif Masud

    Sorry to hear about your one of the best part lose Matt, From my heart deepest condolences to you and her family. May your wife rest in peace.

  654. chuck blouse

    Teared me up Matt. What you say about time is so true. So sorry for the loss of your anchor but I am sure the lessons she taught you over the years will carry you through this tough time. It is what Cindy would have wanted for you.

  655. Beautiful tribute, Matt. So sad to read this news – 23 years is a lifetime of love and commitment.

  656. LaKesha Willis

    Hi Matt,

    I am so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my prayers…

  657. I am so, so, sorry about your loss. I know how it feels. My thoughts are with you. Wishing you the best for your life.

  658. Ruud Hein

    My sympathies and condolences

  659. Sincere condolences.

  660. Misha

    Hey Matt.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You know her so well, and based on what you wrote, I would have liked to have known her as well.

    Look after yourself, Matt.

    May she walk with the saints.

  661. Gideon

    I’m very sorry to hear of the terrible loss to you, your family and friends.
    Sincere condolences to you all.

  662. David Friedman

    This is heart-breaking. I’m so sorry Matt! My condolences.

  663. Jerry Pullium

    Matt,

    We are so sorry to hear about Cynthia. will be thinking of you and the entire family.
    Jerry and Linda Pullium

  664. Matt, I am so very truly sorry for your loss.

  665. Amy

    I’ve followed your blog for years and always appreciated your inspiring personal challenges and it seems to me you talked a great deal about your wife in those posts – how she would help you pick the next challenge etc. I’m so sorry for your loss. Truly devastating.

  666. So sorry, Matt. Big hug.

  667. Terrible news Matt. I am so sorry.

  668. Michael

    Thoughts/Prayers/Meditations headed your way Matt.

  669. Valerie

    I know the whole search community is sending you lots of love this week. So sorry for your loss.

  670. Kaspar

    Matt please accept my sincere condolences. We’re thinking of you at this time of loss.

  671. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  672. Sincere condolences, Matt. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  673. There are no words to express the feelings of such a sudden loss. My heart goes out to you.

  674. Ryan Eller

    Praying that you are surrounded by love as you remember all that Cindy brought into the world and go through this incredibly difficult time. Thank you for this beautiful post and for all that you do.

  675. Terrible heartbreaking news Matts. 😐 thank you for sharing her memory here and reminding us how life can turn upside down pretty quickly. Wishing you and family strength.

  676. I’m just shocked hearing the sad news 🙁
    May God blase you! Please take care of your family as well as you.

  677. Avni

    Matt — words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  678. Greg Boser

    I’m so sorry to hear this devastating news. My sincere condolences.

  679. I’m so sorry to hear about your wife, Matt. My prayers are with you and your family.

  680. Terrible news Matt Cutts. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

  681. Vicki Ayala

    I’m gutted by this. I pray for you and your family. Best.

    • Johan Strumpfer

      Please accept my condolences Matt. It is a very difficult loss to process. All of the very best.

  682. Sincere condolences, Matt. I’m sharing live with my wife also already for 18 years. We are like one person. Understand how hard this is for You and I’m so sorry for your loss. Big hug from us both.

  683. glyn

    Heartfelt condolences.

  684. I’m so sorry to hear this.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this heart breaking time.

  685. I am so very sorry for your loss! She was so young. Devastated to hear this for you and the poor kitties. Wishing you solace in the coming days.

  686. I’m so sorry Matt

  687. Gabriele

    I’m sorry Matt. My sincere condolences.

  688. Matt just now reading this, it’s without question the most terrible post and mailer I’ve ever read. Though the images didn’t load, I think you painted a picture of her that is indeed beautiful. And I’m just so, so sorry.

    In honor of you both, I will indeed reach out to someone in my life, and with renewed urgency seek to make amends. I certainly cant read any more emails, or anything else…think it’s a save electricity day instead.

  689. Heartfelt condolences Matt!

  690. Abraham

    I’m sorry for your loss Matt.

  691. Russ Jones

    I always wondered what kind of super human must be holding Matt up while we continue to berate him. You have taken so many blows from our community, many undeserved. She must have been an amazingly strong woman. My prayers are with you, her and your family.

  692. Very personal and terrible, we wish you strength and wisdom!

  693. Nisar Shaik

    Stay strong. She will always be there with you.

  694. My deepest condolences Matt.

  695. Jerry Cunningham

    Hi Matt. I lost my wife, best friend, soulmate, a couple years ago. We don’t (obviously) know each other, but if I can help in any way please let me know.

    I’m really sorry.

    Jerry

  696. My gosh Matt, I’m so sorry. This is heart-wrenching to hear and your devoted love for Cindy is so evident in your words here. Proverbs 3:5-6 is a good place to go in times where nothing else makes sense. Hang in there as best is possible.

  697. Maura Rudy Kilgore

    Matt, I’m so very sorry. What a beautiful tribute to your wife. Holding you steady in my thoughts.

    p.s. And sometime, later, when you’re up for it, we’ll take you to dinner (as we’re close by).

  698. I’m massively gutted about your loss Matt. My wife is seriously ill so this resonates with me more than ever. I hope you find some peace and happiness in the future. Take care Matt x

  699. Ian McAnerin

    I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss, Matt. It happening while you were traveling makes it even harder. There is little some guy in Canada can do directly at this time, but I’m sending all the love and warmth I can towards you and your family. Please take care of yourself.

  700. Michael OBrien

    I am so so sorry. Wishing you, and the family strength. You and Your Family are All on our minds & in Our Prayers . Sending Strength to You ALL .

  701. Wilhelm

    So very sorry for your loss …

  702. My sincere condolences to you and your family Mr.Matts.

  703. Mike Smith

    Matt, I am very sorry to learn about Cindy’s passing.
    Please accept my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely,
    Mike Smith

  704. Wow Matt. I haven’t heard your name mentioned in ages but this is the last thing I would have expected to hear from you. Soooo sorry for your loss.

    All the best from all your friends and fans here in Australia.

  705. Herman Ostendorf

    What a terrible news, Matt. I admire your way of sharing and wish you and your family the strength you all need.

  706. Loretta

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Love and peace to you and your family.

  707. Hey…
    I’m so sorry to hear about your wife but,
    Don’t worry Matt…
    She always lives in your (in our) hearts…
    You just have to find her….

  708. ken harness

    My condolences Matt. My wife passed away April 2013 after ten years of marriage so I understand how you are feeling.

  709. David Cronk

    What very sad news. So sorry for your loss!

  710. So sorry to hear your huge loss Matt. May all patience be upon you to undergo this tragedy. She never dies but keep living in your heart.

  711. Cynthia Severson

    Matt, sorry to hear this news, words cannot describe what you and your family are facing over your loss. Hopefully healing, love and support will bless your family.

  712. Deepest condolences from me to you sir Matt.

  713. Dear Matt, we are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of Cindy. May our condolences bring you peace during this painful time.

  714. Live the best life you can to honor Cindy’s memory.

  715. Matt, my deepest condolences to you and your families. While I never had the pleasure of meeting Cindy, it sounds like she was an amazing partner in life. I’m thankful I got to know you if for only brief moments between Sprites at numerous conferences over the years. Your tribute reminds me to cherish those I love and I’m going to go do so now. All the best and take care.

  716. I have been a silent reader all these years, but today Matt, I offer my prayers for you and your family. May God give you strength to continue your journey of a kind Samaritan.

  717. I am so sorry for your profound loss Matt. Thank you for allowing us get to know your wife Cindy better,
    for being open to receiving love and support from the many thousands of people who admire and appreciate you, and for reminding us how important it is to apprecoate our loved ones today, and every day.

    I will honor your request in celebration of you and Cindy.
    Warm regards,
    Rebecca

  718. Prem Nath Vishwakarma

    RIP.
    We are all in a journey…

  719. Rick Vidallon

    Matt – I cannot even begin to imagine the loss, grief and pain you and your children are feeling. I am so sorry. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers for a long-time to come.
    Rick & Donna

  720. Hi Matt,
    So sad to hear about the untimely demise of your beloved one.
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and all the other beloved ones in the family.
    Thanks for sharing a bit more about her.
    Our thoughts and prayers.
    Philip & Ann, Hyderabad, India.

  721. Steven Sandhoff

    I’m so very sorry for your loss Matt. My deepest condolences.

  722. Matt, I have read your posts for ten eyars I think it is and have talked about you to clients like I knew you. I have friends in the internet marketing space that have spent time with you and always spoke highly of you. I feel like I know you even though that’s ludicrous but I know you like thousands of other folks know you from your posts for Google.

    For me and I’m sure I speak for many of us “fans”, I am deeply sorry for your loss and wish you all the strength you need as you move forward without your best friend.

  723. Jim Haljun

    Dear Matt,
    I’m so so sorry for your loss; I can’t imagine how painful this is. Please know there’s a community of people who support your family & you, even though we’re not sure how. Thanks for sharing a bit of what Cindy means to you with us; Cindy is an amazing person!
    My sincerest condolences,
    Jim

  724. Francine Hardaway

    Matt, that’s terrible. Way, way too early. I was widowed 20 years ago and I remember the feeling like it was yesterday. The bottom drops out of your world. Unmoored is a good word. My condolences to you.

  725. Ram Babu

    Ooh, extremely sad to hear @Matt. My condolences to grieved family.

  726. Rebecca Gates

    Hi Matt,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family, don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us. We are here for you. Sending light.

  727. David Judge

    Sorry to hear about your loss Matt.

  728. Diran Afarian

    So sorry for your loss Matt. I feel for you, must be devastating. Hope you recover soon. Thank you for sharing your feelings and memories about Cindy, your life partner. I don’t know if I would be able to, faced with a similar situation.
    I’ll pray for you and the family.

  729. Very sad news. My deepest condolences!

  730. My thoughts and prayers for your loss!

  731. My deepest condolences go out to you. Losing a loved one and a life partner you care so deeply about is a major life event and a challenge to carry on.

  732. Matt, I am so very sorry for your loss. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  733. Kirk Willett

    I was one of the very few men who had the pleasure of dancing with Cindy during her tenure at Big Moves. She made my time there better, she made my dancing better. I always respected and liked her. Matt…I am so sorry for your loss. I do not have the words. Please remember to breathe.

  734. Scott Scowcroft

    Matt, I am so sorry to have read about your loss. Having lost my wife six year ago, I can only encourage you to embrace your grief and let it take as long as it wants. I now you will always love and honor Cindy. In that, nothing has changed.

  735. Gabe Gayhart

    Theres no words, Matt. I appreciate your vulnerability and love to share her with us. I only wish we as a community ww could do more for you, beyond our heartfelt comments. I do appreciate the mental health, call to action. Ive struggled with both disorders myself, as we all have our struggles When and if theres a time for us to rally for a cause in her memory, i am standing by.

  736. Barry Smyth

    Hi Matt, I’m terrible sorry to hear this sad news, sorry for your loss. Regards Barry

  737. Tien Anh Nguyen

    So sorry to hear, Matt. Thoughts with you

  738. I am deeply sorry for your lost and can’t imagine the pain. Cindy seems like an extraordinary woman who’s impact will continue to ripple. Admire the stregnth it takes to share this and I sincerely wish you all the best during these times.

  739. Rosalyn Manlapat

    My deepest condolences Sir Matt.

  740. Divyesh

    RIP Cindy

  741. I’m so sorry Matt. Although as a stranger, I’d like to show my love and peace to you and your family. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  742. Matt – So sorry to hear your loss indeed very painful and difficult to fill that space. I just wish and pray to almighty may he empowers you and your family to overcome this difficult time.

  743. Eitan Helman

    Dear Matt, I’m so so sorry for your lost. May god will give you the strength you need right now. May her soul rest in peace.

  744. Mo

    Sorry to hear. May God bless her soul.

  745. Sorry for your loss. Time will ease the pain.

  746. Duncan

    I’m sorry for your loss Matt.

  747. Sorry man! My condolences to you and your families, take care.

  748. youfoundjake

    Matt, I am saddened to hear about your loss, as well as of her family’s.

  749. Randi Thornton

    Matt, my God bless and watch over you and your family through this difficult time.

  750. My condolences to you and your families.

  751. Sushil Shukla

    Sorry to hear. May God bless her soul.

  752. Sorry for your loss, Matt!

  753. So very very sorry for your loss Matt.

  754. Larry Mersman

    Life is precious, and it doesn’t follow a script. Much love, and a whole world lifts their hearts for you. Our sincere condolences.

  755. Rhonda

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful memories and photos of your amazing wife. I bet she was exceptionally proud of you. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  756. Sara

    I happen to stumble upon this post in one of my newsletter feeds and it kills me to read your pain Matt. Losing a loved one is never easy. Offering my deepest condolences. She sounds like someone who would make a best friend in addition to a great wife.

  757. Jason Howell

    Matt, I can’t even begin to express my deepest condolences to you and your family. Completely heartbreaking. You are in my thoughts.

  758. Maria Stanton

    Dearest Matt,

    So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Cindy. I know the pain of loss and my heart grieves for you.
    God bless you and your family.

  759. Jaideep M

    So sorry to hear about your family’s loss Matt. I’m sure your wife would appreciate your touching words above.

  760. John Mitchell

    Matt, I was so sorry to read this in my newsletter feed. My condolences to you and both families.

  761. John

    I’m sorry for your loss Matt.

    May God bless you!

  762. Stephanie

    Dear Matt,

    I am so so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for strength and comfort for you and your family during this tough time. May God bless you.

  763. Michael McDonald

    No words, Matt… Incredibly sorry for your loss.

  764. David Shive

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Matt. My deepest condolences.

  765. H M

    Dear Matt

    I am extremely sad about hearing the news.
    Eight years ago when i first started following you i had no idea that my life will change for ever.

    And all the advice you gave on personal front was …
    She had depression….
    Im sorry Matt…
    Im really really sorry…

    Will pray to god to give strength

  766. Thiago Pojda

    I hope you have great friends around that help you on go trough this hard time. I also hope you feel a bit comforted from a virtual/spiritual hug from Brazil.

    Wish you the best.

    Pojda

  767. Alessandro

    Dear Matt,
    Sorry for your loss.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories.
    Condolences to you and the family.
    Alessandro

  768. seamus

    I’m so sorry to hear this news, Matt.
    I can’t even begin to imagine the pain you are going through. I wish you strength to cope with your terrible loss.

  769. Dan

    Sorry for your loss.

  770. Cindy’s smile is forever radiant – It’s wonderful for you to share her photos and mark her time and place in the world. God bless you, her memory, and the cats, and all of her beautiful family who will grieve her loss as well.

  771. Greg

    So sorry for your loss

  772. Tarun Aarya

    Sorry for your loss Matt, We can’t change the god acceptance. I wish, She will be happy wherever she will be. Take care!

  773. I’d like to add my condolences. I’m praying for comfort for you and the rest of your family.

  774. thats awful.. RIP cindy

  775. John Lombaerde

    So sorry to hear that news. Rest assured she is waiting for you now. I hope you have a full and complete life, but for her the time until you meet again in heaven is short, like a few hours or days. I’m sure you will make a beautiful eternal couple in heaven and I wish you all the best on your journey to prepare to meet her again. God Bless!

  776. WJ Weiler

    Matt, I cannot imagine your loss or losing my own wife of 40 some years. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

  777. I’m so sorry Matt Cutts. Please accept my deepest condolences… I understand how you are feeling..

  778. andy

    Very sorry to hear this Matt. Terrible sad news. God speed to your wife and all the best to you and your family. I cannot imagine how I would deal if I was in the same situation with my wife, but it must be exceptionally hard. Keep your chin up buddy

  779. Michael Cottam

    Hey Matt, I’m so sorry to hear about Cindy. You know the story about my parents, but what you probably don’t know is that I also lost my wife when she was 37 and our son was 2, to ovarian cancer. So I know something of what you’re going through. Two things really helped me: one was making a photo book of her, and the other was telling stories about her to people who hadn’t known her well. I think the photo book served two purposes: helped me process my grief and also gave me something I can pull out from time to time and remember all the good times. Telling stories I think acted like a mental exercise to smooth the rough painful edges of my grief over time. Or maybe like slowly letting the pressure out. Anyway these things might or might not work for you, but they helped me so I thought I’d throw them out there. You know how to reach me if you’d ever like to chat, or you’re here in Bend Oregon and want to go have a beer.

  780. Deepest condolences to you, Mr Cutts. She is beautiful and will rest in peace knowing she has someone so devoted to her. God bless.

  781. Sam

    My sincerest condolences. Please live well.

  782. Nick

    I just enjoyed the last 5 hours learning from you and found your blog after searching for “Matt”. I realized you also went to UK. I am thankful for your insight and very saddened to find this. I hope I can help make the day/night a little better.

  783. Kunal

    Dear Matt,
    I’m Very sorry for your loss,
    losing a loved one is always hard and more so someone who is a part of our personality with time.

    Deepest condolences

    ~Kunal

  784. Tom Galloway

    Just read this post. My sympathies on your loss. The advice I’d pass along based on my own personal losses is not to pay attention to how anyone else thinks you should mourn; do whatever seems to do best for you.

  785. Katie Wurtz

    So very very sorry for your tragic loss, Matt. Sending heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family at this sad time. Sending light and strength to you all…

  786. Joe Sriver

    I am very sorry to hear this, Matt. I never met her, what a wonderful person.

  787. Ellen Spertus

    I’m very sorry, Matt.

  788. Kerah

    Dearest Matt, I’m sending you and your family much love and strength.

  789. Heather Cairns

    Dear Matt-
    I met Cindy once and understood what a force the two of you were. My heart is deeply saddened by your loss.

  790. Ross Koningstein

    Matt, I\\\’m so sorry about Cindy. I cannot imagine how difficult this must be. Take care,
    Ross

  791. Chad

    Matt,

    I just found out from Xooglers. I am so sorry. I have such fond memories of you and Cindy in the early days. I can’t imagine how you feel. I miss eating spicy food with you. I miss porn cookies. Cindy was an amazing woman and I feel blessed that I had time with both of you. Your love for her is enviable and inspiring.

    Chad

  792. Matt, I’m so sorry to hear the news of your wife’s passing. Thank you for sharing the beautiful memories you have of her with us. I wish you strength for now to withstand and ultimately peace in the knowledge of the blessings of your time together. And much love and happiness in time.

  793. Ron

    Words seem so wholly inadequate, Matt. I\’m just so sorry.

  794. So sorry for your loss sir.

  795. Dominic

    That is very unfair – so sorry for her, you and your family. You described a beautiful person. I wish you all you the best at this crappy time.

  796. Tim davids

    Lost my wife and best friend 15 months ago. She still motivates me

  797. Very sad news. May her soul rest in eternal peace. May God also provide you with the strength to go through this period of grief. My deepest condolence.

  798. I came across this post by improving my website for SEO. What is strange.. Ah, these Google algorithms.

    I read and I felt sorry. I know what it’s like to lose a close person.

    Take care Matt. We are with you. Remember, never give up. Life goes on.

  799. Grant

    So sorry to hear of your loss

  800. Jo Priest

    Deepest sympathies Matt

  801. Todd S.

    Very sorry for your loss.

  802. Goob

    Matt, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your loved ones.

  803. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care of yourself as it’s easy to forget that during this time.

  804. Fab

    My heart breaks for you, Matt. My condolences.

  805. I’m sorry for your loss… It’s hard to lose someone you love so much in a blink of an eye. This is really painful.

    – Kenneth from the Philippines

  806. Ifeoma

    Hi Matt, i don’t know you personally but I am deeply touched about your loss. I understand your deep pains. May you find solace as time heals. Stay strong.

  807. Igor Feghali

    I am sorry for your loss

  808. Bill Busen

    I am so sorry to hear this, Matt.

  809. Dave Chen

    I so very sorry for your loss.

  810. Adam Humphreys

    Hey Matt,

    Really sorry to hear about your wife. I can tell by what you said that she was a remarkable person and even in her absence still reach many people. Corinthians 13:4-13

  811. I only just found out about this. I’m so, so sorry, Matt.

  812. I can only send positive thoughts and energy your way and hope that in some way this strange universe lets that warm energy help in the healing process in some small way. Any way. Stay strong brother.

  813. Camila Arzate

    Matt, I am so sorry for your loss. Your post made me cry… And think too.
    I’m sending you hugs. Cindy, R.I.P.

  814. Bill Br

    Dear Matt – I know how much of an anchor Cindy was for you; our heart is broken for you and your families. Be well, you have our deepest sympathies and wishes. Bill & Francoise

  815. zephyr

    We don’t know each other. I’m really sorry for you. Know that your wife will always watch over you from above. Be brave.Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  816. Diane Page

    I have admired your work for years and am so sorry for your loss.

  817. Bharati Ahuja

    Sorry to read about the sad news. May her soul rest in peace.
    May God be with you during this tough time.

  818. I am very sorry to hear… I am sending strength to you in this difficult time.

    Best wishes from Germany

  819. randy kenyon

    Matt,
    we’ve never met but i feel like i know you from you writings…so sorry for your loss…your post was a wonderful tribute to a wonderful. warm regards, randy

  820. Tom

    Dear Matt, I feel so sorry for you and your family.
    It was wonderful to read these wonderful words you had for her. Thanks so much for sharing your very personal thoughts with us.
    Your last sentence should stick with allof us as you never know when and in which condition/circumstances you meet your loved ones (and also others) again. Never part in anger.

    All the best to you and your family (cats included, they will miss her also very much)
    Tom

  821. Tom Holt

    Oh, Matt, my heart is aching for you right now. I just learned from Michael Cohen … Although I only met Cindy once, I know, from speaking with you, how devoted you were to each other. Please accept Steve and my heartfelt condolences. I wish I could give you a hug right now, but I know there are no words or actions that can take away your pain. Fondly, Tom

  822. Denis Rosa

    My condolences Matt

  823. Dear mr cutts, so sorry for this loss. This is a beautiful tribute to her. Beaming strength to you in the days to come.

  824. Paul & Deborah Barraza

    Matt…we are devastated to hear the news. It was wonderful reading your tribute to your wife. May you find peace in the comforting words of your family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  825. Matt, so sorry that I missed this while away and am only just catching up now. My deepest condolences. Thinking of you …

    Please let me know if there’s a charity I can give to in Cindy’s memory.

    All the very best

    Alan

  826. Hi Matt, I was looking at some of your webmasters video on YouTube yesterday and I decided to check out your blog when I saw this sad news. I would like to offer my condolences. May God give you the strenght in this difficult time.

  827. Harris Karagiaouris

    Dear Matt,
    I dont know you personally, besides your work.

    Reading this terrible news- post i felt very sad. Learning from your post about Cindy, i only can say what a great loss.
    Please accept my deepest condolences.

    Keep the feelings and memories of your beloved one, deep in your heart.
    Be Strong, and well.

  828. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Take care..

  829. Sudhi Joshi

    Hi Matt – I just found your blog after listening to your TED talk and I am very sad to learn about this terrible news on the very first blog post that I read. I hope you find the strength to get through this very difficult time. Both Cindy and you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  830. No words to say to cover this loss.People who lost their close one can only realize the pain.But still I am sorry and pray for them May God rest her soul in peace.

  831. very sorry for your loss.I can’t even imagine the pain. My heart breaks for you.

  832. I am very sorry to hear this, Matt.

  833. Beatriz Fernandez

    I am deeply sorry for your lost Matt!

    Just knew about it, so sad… God bless you and your family …

    I can’t imagine your and your family’s sorrow and how you all and even your cats miss her.

    my deepest condolences,

    Bea

  834. Gail Wright

    Matt, My deepest condolences for your loss. No words can make this any less painful or shocking for you. I met you briefly and can honestly say that Cindy has had a wonderful husband in you. May God hold you in his hands.

  835. I returned to your blog after several years and saw this terrible news.
    I am sorry for your loss Matt.

  836. Yong

    I left this website in my safari for months after I saw your video about the 30 days challenges. Saw this update today, may she Rest In Peace and may you be stronger than ever to face whatever challenges coming your way.

  837. Christopher Nawoichik

    Dear Matt, I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. Your old videos on Google Webmaster’s YouTube channel have inspired and educated me in my web development skills. I have enjoyed watching you, and congrats on working for the USDS.

    Tonight, I Googled your name to see if you had a personal website. When I came across this blog post, my heart sank. I am truly saddened to hear this. Life is short. We must treasure the present moment.

    My mother passed away in 2014; so I know what it’s like to lose a close loved one.

    You’re in my thoughts and prayers,

    Chris

  838. Amaltas

    Sorry for you loss. May her soul rest in peace and god give you strength.

  839. Dear Matt,

    we were searching for update news to Google GTM and decided to visit your blog. We are very sorry to hear, our deepest condolences.

    Best, DKN

  840. Diogo

    I am so sorry, i am sad do read this notice, condolences from our family.

  841. Refschool

    I’m very sorry for this news Matt, I know how hard it is.

  842. Florent

    Really sorry for her and also for your and her family. Keep strong during this difficult period…

  843. Hey everyone, I’m going to go ahead and close the comments at this point, but I very much appreciate the good wishes and support.

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