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Thursday, October 28, 2010

The AFOL Community Morns

We wanted to take a moment to join the rest of the AFOL community to offer our condolences to the Jezek family on the sudden loss of Daniel. Daniel was the founder and chief architect of BrickLink and we venture to guess that there is not an AFOL around who has not completed at least one MOC without the benefit of this amazing resource. Below is the official announcement from BrickLink.
Daniel Jezek, 1977-2010
"We regret to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Dan Jezek, owner and founder of BrickLink.com. Dan will be greatly missed by all of his family and many friends at Bricklink and around the world. A memorial fund is being set up and will be announced at a later date. If you wish to send condolences, you may do so via e-mail to condolences (at) bricklink.com.
The website will continue under the ownership of the Jezek family. Eric Smith, owner of Northstar Computer Systems, will act as BrickLink Administrator. Northstar has been the host for BrickLink for the past decade. The current BrickLink moderators for the various aspects of the site are all continuing in their roles. Troy Ceferatti is resuming his role as Community Overseer.
The site will continue operating without interruption and all Bricklink users - buyers and sellers - can be reassured that the policies and fee structures will remain as before. Please remember Dan in your thoughts and prayers."
As requested, the family remains in our prayers!
Steven & Nikki

P.S. Steven can think of several projects where that last piece found on Bricklink saved the day. Do you have a story about Bricklink that you want to share in the comments? I can't think of a better way to remember Daniel!
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