We learn from Orin Hargraves the news that lexicographer Adam Kilgarriff died on May 16. Dr. Kilgarriff was not a member of the DSNA, but Orin calls him "a good friend, colleague, and mentor of many of us who are," adding that "his contributions to lexicography, mainly in the form of Sketch Engine and its associated corpora, are immeasurable. Dictionaries now and far into the future are better for the work he has done."
His principal contribution to lexicography is Sketch Engine, a corpora system allowing searches in multiple languages.
Dr. Kilgarriff's blog--started when he realized his cancer would not allow him much time--includes much of interest to our community.