Almost at the same time, Figmo posts that Cindy McQuillion hs died. Many of you will not have known her. She was a science fan and filker from the west coast. I met her at Arisia in 1993 (more irony). While I cannot claim a close acquaintance, I liked her and I was sorry I didn't get to see more of her.
She is now the second female filker I know of the morbidly obese body type to pass from complications of carrying around several hundred more pounds than is considered healthy.
I am saddened by her loss. We will, I hope, sing something in her memory tonight at the filk.