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David Marston

By Chris Williams. Published: 1st Jun 2004, 20:09:39 | Permalink | Printable


It is with deep regret that we must report the passing of David Marston, who sadly died after a brief fight with cancer. He was aged 28.

Known as 'illudium' to friends online, David was the maintainer of Printers+, participated in efforts to bring Kaffe (the open source Java virtual machine) to RISC OS and also contributed to the GCCSDK project.

As for David's work, we shall be ever grateful for, and our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends.


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I was so sad to read this today. I only corresponded with him a couple of months ago.

 is a RISC OS Userksattic on 1/6/04 8:18PM
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 is a RISC OS Userjonix on 1/6/04 9:56PM
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very sad news indeed

 is a RISC OS Usergraphrisc on 1/6/04 10:15PM
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I don't normally post such comments, but illudium was an extremely friendly, competant and generally nice guy. What's most depressing is the length of his innings. :(

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 1/6/04 10:22PM
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A sad loss :-(.

 is a RISC OS Uservshears on 1/6/04 11:32PM
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28 years is no time at all. Although I didn't know the guy it's always sad to hear news like this, particularly about someone who was clearly talented. :(

 is a RISC OS Userrusst on 2/6/04 12:20PM
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Indeed this is very sad news to hear :(

 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 2/6/04 1:01PM
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I knew David, affectionately known as illudium, mainly from conversations on IRC. He was always a very polite and friendly person and I'm very sad to hear of his passing.

He won't be forgotten.

 is a RISC OS Userfylfot on 2/6/04 3:13PM
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Good Evening! I am amazed to have found this thread, after roaming around the internet, just looking for an address for someone unrelated to this site. I am David Marston's Mum. It has given me great comfort to find the kind comments here. Thank you all. We still miss him terribly - it is 8 weeks today since he died.

Mary xx

 is a RISC OS UserMary on 15/7/04 9:11PM
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