Originally posted by grandmasteryoda
For those that knew him, Mike Lomax (user mikelom) passed away yesterday after a year-long battle with cancer. It was looking good for him, hence his current profile comments, but unfortunately things turned for the worse over the past few days.
Mike had been active on this site for many years and he was a good friend. Many of you will have played him. R.I.P. Mike.
Just as some further info as I have received some PMs asking for more info, he had actually had the all clear from the cancer just a few weeks back, but had been going back late last week for some further preventative medicine. He had a reaction to the medicine and passed away shortly thereafter in Bangkok, which is where he had been living with his wife for around 10 years. His sister contacted me shortly after to let me know, and I have also been in touch with his late wife, Sunisa, who has obviously taken it very hard.
I had the good fortune of getting to know him very well, and we spoke often. He was a very clever and funny guy and I shall miss him.
And yes, he did once look after the duck for a time, and I have some photos of him with the duck in various places in Bangkok somewhere.
I did not actually know how many people he knew well on here as we never really discussed it, so it's quite touching to see the all comments. What I can say though is that I spoke to him last on Thursday and he was in high spirits, and not suffering at all. He was in fact getting himself back on his feet and was looking forward to playing more chess. R.I.P Mike.