RIP Guy Kewney

This morning I heard the sad news that technology journalist Guy Kewney had passed away following a year-long battle with cancer of the liver and bowel. I remember him calling me in May last year when I’d just given birth to my daughter Isabella, to congratulate me and let me know about his diagnosis.

I’m not going to try and write an obituary as some lovely ones have already been written, and I merely wanted to write something short as a sign of respect for Guy who was a truly great journalist, who I had the priviledge to work with for a few years at Ziff Davis and ZDNet, and who remained a trusted friend.

During his illness, Guy kept a daily online journal The Hunkymouse – his honesty and bravery was an inspiration, and the number of comments that people have left through his journey is testimony to how loved and respected he was.

If you would like to read more about Guy’s life, here is a touching obituary by his great friend and colleague Manek Dubash, and another by Iain Thomson.

I will always remember Guy by his trademark sandals and branded fleeces! As Manek says, “he was an inspiration to two generations of journalists and PR flacks over the decades of his working life.”

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