Patrick Tisseghem passed away on Wednesday 3 September 2008 in Goteborg (Sweden). Here is a copy of the official announcement on the U2U website:

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It’s hard to believe and understand. I want to express my deepest sympathy to his family and his co-workers at U2U.

It’s about 9 years ago that I first met Patrick. A humble and friendly man, but at the same time very knowledgeable and smart. Somebody that earns your respect almost instantly. Now 9 years later, Patrick is a worldwide renowned SharePoint expert, has published two books, has given trainings and presentations all over the world. He is a guru in IT. At the same time, he was still the nice guy, always helpful, always prepared to share his knowledge (also with the Belgian developer and SharePoint community); just the same as when I got to know him. It was always nice to have Patrick around for a drink and a chat. He was great company...

Thank you for all that you’ve done, and for all that you are! Thank you for the great times! Thank you, Patrick… We will never forget you!