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Via Ramona Emerson of The Huffington Post, the world is missing a genius today:

Computer prodigy and Microsoft’s youngest certified professional Arfa Karim passed away this weekend. She was 16 years old.

Karim had been in a coma since late December, when she suffered an epileptic seizure and cardiac arrest. Although according to The Express Tribune, she had shown recent improvements, doctors were unable to save her after a tracheotomy complication on Saturday resulted in bleeding in her throat.

Karim was named a Microsoft certified professional when she was just nine years old.