I've just heard that Ant Hayes has passed away. I know that a few people on the boards will have known him, and that he presented at the last NHC where some of you might have seen him. He also wrote in Zymurgy on ocassion.
In the UK, where he ended up, he founded London Amateur Brewers, and got the first UK BJCP exam together last January. I was privileged to be one of those who took that exam.
It's sad. He was a great guy, and a great brewer.