Two of the dead in the terrorist attack in Kenya, Ross Langdon and Elif Yavuz:
Tasmanian architect Ross Langdon and his partner, Harvard-educated Elif Yavuz, were passionate young people dedicated to helping the people of East Africa... and they were expecting their first child in two weeks' time.
Now they are gone, their lives and that of their unborn baby blown away in the terrifying attack by Somali Islamist militants in a shopping centre in Kenya's capital Nairobi, in which at least 68 people have been confirmed killed and more than 200 wounded.
It is unclear where Mr Langdon and Ms Yavuz were when they were killed.
Mr Langdon's family in Tasmania was told on Monday that he and Ms Yavuz had both died in the terrorist attack.
Mr Langdon, 32, was a founder of the prize-winning architecture firm Regional Associates, which has offices in Melbourne, London and Uganda, where they first met.
A committed conservationist, he led all the firm's projects in East Africa; was completing an HIV-AIDS clinic in Uganda - which he designed without charge - and was about to start on a $35 million museum telling the story of the earliest fossil record of walking humanoids in Kenya.
Ms Yavuz, a specialist in malaria, worked with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Kenya. Last month she was paid a visit by former US president Bill Clinton.
The couple had returned to Nairobi from their respective projects to ensure Ms Yavuz got reliable medical care for the birth of their child. Melbourne-based Regional Associates partner Ben Milbourne said Mr Langdon and Ms Yavuz both had a deep passion for helping people, particularly in highly disadvantaged areas, through different means.
"They greatly believed in the power of their work to assist people," he said.
Artist Peter Adams, of Nubeena on the Tasman Peninsula where Mr Langdon was born, wrote on his website that he had burst into tears when he heard of Mr Langdon's death. "He was a colleague and friend who went out into the world as an architect doing wondrous things," Mr Adams wrote.
"Yet Ross always returned to his family and cultural roots here on the Tasman Peninsula and we all took immense pride in both his architectural abilities and his very generous, positive, and loving personality. There just was no dark side to Ross that I ever saw in the 20 or so years I knew him."