Emru Townsend has passed away, after fighting leukemia and despite a bone marrow transplant. You probably haven't heard of him, but he was an animation fan par excellence in Montreal. I first learned of him through his magazine, FPS (Frames Per Second), which I found at Nebula, Montreal's science-fiction/fantasy/alternative comics bookstore in the early 90s. His articles and editorials were always balanced and informative, and just plain nice to read. He was friendly, smart, humble, and was both well-known and well-respected within animation circles. I'm sorry to hear he's gone... this is a very sad loss.
Rest in peace, sir, and my deepest condolences to your family, friends and fans.