Fw: [dancer-users] Sad news regarding James Aitken (LoonyPandora), Dancer contributor and pluign author
davidp at preshweb.co.uk
Wed Aug 13 10:23:42 BST 2014
(Posted this to dancer-users first; it was suggested that it be posted
to london-pm too as several mongers had met/knew James.)
Sadly, my friend and colleague James Aitken (LoonyPandora/JAITKEN), who
contributed to Dancer and wrote several Dancer plugins, died
unexpectedly last week.
He was hit by a car back in June and suffered head injuries, but had
mostly recovered - but then took a sudden turn for the worse, and passed
away last week. Details as to exactly what happened are still sketchy
at this point.
Due to how unexpected it all was and the fact he has no immediate
family / next of kin, he will receive a very very basic state-funded
"pauper's funeral" unless enough money is raised to cover the cost of a
proper funeral - so his ex-girlfriend set up a fundraising page to
accept donations towards the cost:
If you used his code and found it useful, and have a couple of quid to
spare, any donations would be very much appreciated. If you cannot,
but he or his code made a difference to you, you can still leave a
comment there if you'd like.
David Precious ("bigpresh") <davidp at preshweb.co.uk>
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