That is sad news. I believe I only met Filceolaire once or twice at meet-ups, but he left an impression, and I remembered his name. 

I Googled him to make sure I was matching the right face to the name, and stumbled across his YouTube account. It said this was the last video he liked:

It's kind of a Wikipedian's video, celebrating knowledge. It seemed to fit the man, and what he was about – and perhaps, alongside all his contributions to the wiki, a good way to remember him.

Condolences to his friends and family.


On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 5:03 PM, Richard Nevell <> wrote:
Hello everyone,

We've been given the sad news that Filceolaire passed away recently, confirmed by his family

He's been a familiar face around Wikipedia for many years and we send our condolences to those who knew him.

Richard Nevell

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