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Monday
Dec102007

Goodbye Marc Orchant

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I heard the news last night that my friend Marc Orchant passed away.

The world has lost a truly great man.

Marc suffered after a massive heart attack last week Sunday morning at his home in New Mexico and never recovered from it.

I met Marc when Jeremy Wagstaff contacted us both about a Loose Wire article for WSJ.com on the Moleskine. We started an email conversation from our shared appearance in that article, and had kept in touch ever since.

In my dealings with Marc, I found him an incredibly optimistic, encouraging and passionate guy. His optimism rubbed off on me every time we talked, and his encouragement of my work and me as a person will not be forgotten.

Even though we never met in person, Marc had a way of immediately treating me as an old friend. I was always encouraged by talks with him, and his high opinion of my work and thoughts. Marc bought the coffee items I created and sold, and constantly supported me with his encouraging words.

Marc, I'm really going to miss you buddy.

Photo: Brian Solis

Reader Comments (1)

Hi Mike,I'm just back from a weekend visiting my daughter in Brighton and catching up on my RSS. I'm greatly saddened to see this post about Marc's passing, I'd heard about his heart attack from many blogs of course and, though it sounded hopeless, I still hoped for him to make some form of recovery.Isn't it strange how you can get to like and 'know' some folks simply from how they communicate, even if it is via the relatively cold medium of email and blog posts. I only know of Marc mostly from seeing his name pop up on many of my favourite blogs, everyone always seemed to have a good word for him. Sad news indeed.
December 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDavid McDonald

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