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The passing of an animation fan - Which is not unduly obvious, as I am about to explain
The passing of an animation fan
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.
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niall_ From: niall_ Date: November 12th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
What??? I thought they HAD found a donor and transfusion was done!! But even then, it's never a given, and it had been a very long time since diagnosis.

Emru embodied animation fans everywhere. He was knowledgeable, thoughtful, and erudite. He did more for the genre as a fan than any other single person I know. His passing is a tragedy.

I will mourn him, as I called him a good acquaintance.
dronon From: dronon Date: November 12th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you're right, actually... checking the replies to the announcement it looks like he did get a transplant, but it didn't do the trick. :( I'll fix my initial message.
mr_sharkey From: mr_sharkey Date: November 13th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't know him, but I respect the tribute you've paid to him. To be held in such regard after passing is a fine measure of a life well lived, no matter how short.

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