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Richard Thomas

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 11 December 2010.
Planet PHP

I've received some sad news. AThree weeks ago, A colleague ofAmine, Richard Thomas, passed away of a heart attack. AThose in the PHP community may have known him by his cyberlot handle or by his phpjack web site.

I worked with Richard for a year and a half. ARichard liked solving problems and was always quick to offer solutions when help was needed. AHe was an enthusiastic programmer with good attitude. He was well liked.

Richard enjoyed attending PHP conferences. ARichard was active on the Solar framework, writing articles and contributing code. AWe had several conversations about a chat project of his, about writing games and various ideas he had. A

Richard is survived by his wife Lisa and four year old daughter Nicollette. ADonations are being accepted to assist them. Even if you haven't had contact with Richard, consider making a donation if you've done freelance work, as Richard was doing at the time of his death. Donations can be sent to:

Niki Fund, 4818 Davis Place #G, Renton WA, 98055

Richard passed away at his computer, doing the work he loved to do. He was 37 years old.