Dear colleagues,

It with great sorrow that I forward this sad news to you all.

Serge Radovcic
Chief Communications Officer

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Onderwerp: [comms] Rob Blokzijl Dies Peacefully Aged 72
Datum: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 11:02:11 +0100
Van: Daniel Karrenberg <>
Aan: RIPE Community <>

Dear colleagues,

I have the painful duty to inform you that Rob Blokzijl, RIPE Chair
Emeritus died at his home in the Netherlands yesterday after a long illness.

This is a sad moment for all of us because we loose a leader whose
influence permeates the RIPE community and the way we conduct our work.
Rob will live on in this way.

Those who wish to share their own tribute to Rob can do so here for all
to see:

I am sure Rob would wish to see positive, even somewhat lighthearted
and anecdotal contributions.

Daniel Karrenberg
Chief Scientist