Turns out this was a hoax, @Str0ke:
Whoever started it, you got me. Hope the laughs you got from claiming a guy is dead was worth it. Get A Life.
Sad news for the information security community today; it seems that Str0ke, the creator and maintainer of Milw0rm, has passed on. The Black Security blog reports a heart condition.
I didn’t know Str0ke personally, but like many I have benefitted from the work and effort placed into the Milw0rm framework over the years.
Condolences and best wishes to Str0ke’s remaining family, rest in piece.
— Andrew Waite