Monday, April 1, 2013

Shaun Downey (d. 2013) - R.I.P., Jams O'Donnell

Self-portrait, 2011
(Too late to obtain permission)
Bryan has a brief obit, with comments by many of Jams's American friends. Jams, a resident of Romford, UK (near London) was author of The Poor Mouth: excellent photographer, amateur historian, deep thinker, perpetrator of occasional truly awful puns, ^vegetarian^ (thanks, Bryan, for reminding me), Jams/Shaun was one of my favorite people on the web. I am truly saddened that he is gone. One knows little enough about one's web friends, but Jams was someone I always felt I would get along splendidly with in real life. Now we've all missed that chance. I have no details on his passing, except that it was sudden, and his site has no information that I could find. If anyone knows anything, please...

My condolences to Jams's loved ones, and to his cats, whom he rightly treated like gods.


  1. Here's what I have found out, Steve - he collapsed on Friday evening, the 22nd, and could not be resuscitated. The suspected cause was a blood clot.

    This is consistent among those who knew him in the real world.

  2. Oh my Gosh----terrible news. Jams was a great commenter, and one who I felt combined compassion with astute insight. Rest In Peace Jams. What a loss. We are all so vulnerable to a transient fate.



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