I’m very sorry to have to announce that I received an email this morning from a woman related to Ropeadope letting everyone in his address book know that he passed away early this morning.
I had no idea that Rope was ill, but according to this relative he was quite old (94!) and had become very sick in the last few weeks. I suppose that’s probably why he hasn’t been posting on the blog as of late.
At any rate, I wasn’t sure whether to announce this news in this way, but I think everyone here knows and cares about Rope, so I’ve copied the email (with his real name removed) below.
Sorry, when Rope emailed me this morning with this idea, I couldn’t resist Happy April Fools’ Day, everyone.