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Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
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RIP Fam Feb 26, 1969 - July 4, 2020[edit]

I'm gonna miss you. You had a good run, and I'm impressed with what you got accomplished. We'll meet again some day you crazy Scotsman. Until then, stay at peace. Cary Bass-Deschenes (talk) 20:20, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

  • Hi Brian. You and me never interacted before, but still I am saddened by hearing the news. I hope your family does well, and you rest in peace. —usernamekiran(talk) 21:45, 27 July 2020 (UTC)
  • I'll always remember how we drank whisky together when I visited Edinburgh and we made sure to see each other (if only for a couple of drinks). You've been one of my oldest international Wikimedia friends. Rest in peace! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 00:36, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Lordy Brian! I've not edited anything here in more than a decade, but it was worth logging in to remember you for a moment. This community owes to you an incredible debt and I don't think you'll be easily replaced. --Chiacomo (talk) 14:15, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Oh, I was so sorry to hear the news. Brian, you were one of the first Wikimedians I met online back in 2007, and I was glad to meet you in person a little later, I think in Alexandria. You accomplished a lot here. Rest in peace, and my condolences to your family. Sue Gardner (talk) 16:03, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
  • My heartfelt condolences. :( Thank you, Brian, for all you did to build the Wikinews community, and for your many other contributions. --Eloquence (talk) 19:24, 29 July 2020 (UTC)