Like many of you I was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Arianne Caoili. Her husband, Levon Aronian, announced the news on Twitter.
Most of us knew her as a chess player.
But she was also a dancer. A singer. Lately, an accomplished career woman and a philanthropist.
She was a friend to many of us.
In the weeks before her passing, Arianne, like many people, was clearly concerned about the ongoing global crisis. Her social media accounts highlighted and, indeed, implored her friends and colleagues to maintain what is now a familiar call, "social distancing". I think that she might appreciate that we all listen and do this one small act.
Vale, Arianne. We will miss you.