So I've just sat down to read over the pilling up blogs from the last few days when I came across this one from Karine Bosch.
Patrick Tisseghem passed away earlier today. Anyone who's not familiar with his name will most likely be familiar with his work through U2U, blogs, articles, books and training courses.
I was lucky enough to have met Patrick last year at a 5 day SharePoint training session, it was a good great course, despite the disaster with the training material not arriving nor the books being available at the time.
I have a copy of his first MOSS 2007 book, Inside Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and his second book Inside the Index and Search Engines: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, sounds interesting as I find the search engine in SharePoint such a pain to get my head around.
His sudden death is a tragic loss to the SharePoint community and I wish the best for his family and friends in this troubled times.
Farewell Patrick, I'm glad to have had the chance to meet you.