Just seen this on Twitter, a very fitting tribute.

https://twitter.com/astamoore/status/989442383250165760?s=19

Darren Branagh

Sent from My Android Phone.

On Thu 26 Apr 2018 15:17 Dave Park via Ql-Users, <ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>
wrote:

> This hits hard. Michele was talking with him just last week.
>
> 2018 is turning into a terrible year for our community.
>
> Dave
>
> On Thursday, April 26, 2018, Darren Branagh via Ql-Users <
> ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Urs,
> >
> > Lovely email. Ill put it on the group on Facebook, as many found it such
> a
> > shock this morning as we had no idea he was ill.
> >
> > Glad to have met and known him. Quite a man.
> >
> > Darren Branagh
> >
> > Sent from My iPhone X.
> >
> >
> > On Thu 26 Apr 2018 07:49 Rich Mellor via Ql-Users, <
> > ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > That is indeed such sad news - Rick Dickinson was a true visionary when
> > > it came to computer design and will be sadly missed...
> > >
> > > Rich Mellor
> > > www.rwapsoftware.co.uk
> > >
> > >
> > > On 26/04/2018 07:10, Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users wrote:
> > > > Dear all,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I'm so shocked and in deep sadness to hear that Rick passed away. I
> was
> > > in
> > > > tears when I read the email from his wife (see below).
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I last met Rick last October in Cambridge around the Spectrum35
> > > celebration.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > He was such a great guy, very smart, with a great sense of humor and
> so
> > > > gifted. He created so many amazing an beautiful  things.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > In autumn 2014 he was on vacation with his mother at the beautiful
> Lake
> > > > Lucerne, just a few miles from my home.
> > > >
> > > > http://www.qlis30.org.uk/#Rick
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > May he rest in peace.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Urs
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Von: Lizzy Dickinson
> > > > Gesendet: Donnerstag, 26. April 2018 05:31
> > > >
> > > > Betreff: The wonderful Rick
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Dearest Friends
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > With the hugest hole in my heart and a sadness I can't being to
> > > understand,
> > > > the wonderful person known to many as Rick the Viking, opened his
> wings
> > > and
> > > > started on another journey on Tuesday 24 April. And sadly I am not
> yet
> > > able
> > > > to join him, despite wanting so much to be with him.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I know that this will come as a shock to many as we had not been open
> > > about
> > > > his health issues, preferring rather to deal with them in private,
> even
> > > from
> > > > both of own families until fairly recently. Rick was diagnosed with
> > > cancer
> > > > in 2015 and despite successful treatment in 2016, he became unwell
> > again
> > > in
> > > > early January 2017. I am sure some of you may have guessed something
> > was
> > > not
> > > > quite right, and to those of you that perhaps did not understand why
> we
> > > > became less and less social during 2017, I hope now you can
> understand
> > > that
> > > > this was in no way a reflection of our friendship with you but rather
> > > > circumstances dictating what he was or was not able to do.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > We have been at a specialist clinic in America - Texas to be precise
> -
> > > since
> > > > the end of March undergoing complimentary treatment as a last attempt
> > at
> > > > hoping to heal him when he passed away quickly, without warning
> having
> > > > collapsed in the apartment we were rented here. He was in no pain and
> > > > surround by huge love from the amazing people that have become firm
> > > friends
> > > > here - that Texan southern hospitality truly was  - and continues to
> be
> > > -
> > > > laid at our door.  Rick will be cremated here in Texas and I will
> > travel
> > > > home with his ashes once the paperwork is sorted probably at the end
> of
> > > next
> > > > week.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > And, rather than a traditional funeral (which you know is really not
> > his
> > > > style) his much loved daughters that he was so proud of - Grace and
> > > Daisy -
> > > > and his mother Ursula and I will be planning for a celebration of his
> > > life
> > > > where we can all get together and remember him with love, laughs,
> > smiles,
> > > > anecdotes and a few beverages. I will of course let you know details
> > > once we
> > > > have finalised plans.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Please also do pass on this email to any that you feel may wish to
> > know;
> > > > Rick had many, many friends across the broad spectrum of his work and
> > > > interests and I have tried to find as many emails as I can from his
> > > computer
> > > > but am sure I have left some out.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > And can I ask that - for the time being - please don't call as I
> simply
> > > > can't face talking right now, but I would dearly love to receive your
> > > > messages, emoticons and any photos or memories you wish to send of
> the
> > > > person who was - simply - the wonderful Rick, love of my life.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > And please take 5 minutes , raise a glass or 10 , and think about the
> > > > beautiful Rick, the one and only Viking and all the good times we
> have
> > > all
> > > > had with him. As they always say - but I do believe - he is watching
> > > over us
> > > > and sends love to you all and is only sorry that he was not able to
> see
> > > you
> > > > all before he left.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > XXX
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > _______________________________________________
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> > >
> > > --
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> > >
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> > >
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