A sad start to the week as I read the news that Marc Orchant died yesterday.
Marc was a writer at Blognation US. A week ago, he suffered a massive heart attack and has lain in hospital in a coma since then.
I’d never met Marc but I knew him, as one does with so many people in the blogosphere. In all my contact with him via email, blogs, Skype and Twitter, it felt as though we’d met.
I first encountered Marc in 2004 when he was a writer at Weblogs Inc. In the years since then, we maintained ongoing if infrequent contact – we both had a passion for things tech and Marc occasionally contributed to conversations in my blogs – and I have fond memories of engaging with a warm, helpful, friendly and so positive human being.
You will be sorely missed, Marc, by so many people.
My deepest sympathies to Marc’s family.
So sorry to hear the news. I did not know Marc, yet knew of him and heard of the respect he earned in his career. Thoughts and prayers go to his family.