I am just utterly, utterly shocked. One of the first people I ever knew in Australian chess, Malcolm Tredinnick, has passed away. It was at the 1996 Australian Chess Championships in Sydney that I first ran into Malcolm. He had always worn a bearded face and I actually thought that he was GM Ian Rogers (before I had met Ian, of course).
Malcolm was on Twitter. His last tweet was on 16 March. He tweeted: "Woke up late, afternoon nap and I still want to go to bed early. So tired; wasted the day."