Tuesday, January 31, 2017

R.I.P. Arbroath

In an interview years ago, Alex Santoso of Neatorama was asked what he considered the most important blog on the internet. He replied that it was Nothing To Do With Arbroath ("of course!"). Sadly, we will no longer have that resource updated daily. 

The anonymous British blogger who only went by Kev quit his daily posting on November 24 due to poor health. He was eventually hospitalized and diagnosed with cancer. His many readers and fans wanted to help in some way, but Kev always guarded his privacy, and was too proud to accept help. He never revealed where he lived, or even his last name. His last post was on January 16. About a week ago his cousin in Canada left a comment that Kev had passed away.

The funeral notice for Kevin Norman Gray has now been posted. We will miss him.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for alerting us, I'm only visiting his blog weekly now instead of my long habit of daily visits and might have missed this information. I'm so saddened by this news. Reminds me to thank you, Miss C, for also being one of my daily visits, especially in these crazy times in the USA, I personally would go wacky without your humor here and elsewhere to divert me... KaraBoo in Ohio

Lilylou said...

So sorry to hear this, Miss C. He sounds like quite a character and characters always leave huge holes in our lives.

Pokey said...

:( That was an excellent source of information. He wil be missed.

Anonymous said...

You led me to Arbroath in the first place. I miss him greatly.

Barbwire said...

Oh, dear. Poor Kev. I hope his last days were not to stressful for him--that he at least had enough to eat and was comfortable. I loved Arbroath, and have missed his posts. I guess I will have to miss them forever now, as I can't imagine another person with the same knack of finding unusual, quirky, but very interesting things. RIP Kevin.

Anonymous said...

I will miss him.

loveisthedevil said...

Thanks for posting this here, you've shown a few of us the way over to Kev, and we've enjoyed him for years. He's missed, and will be missed, as his humor and intelligence came through so well. I hope his loved ones gain some peace learning how well regarded he is in this corner of the internets.

galeann said...

I was just on his website to get an update. Sadly I saw that it was the same one I had read earlier. This hurts my heart. I had enjoyed him and his humor. Miss? You led me to him and thank you for letting me know what happened. Bless his family.

Anonymous said...

I've been following Arbroath for years and was quite shocked to hear news of his medical issues back in November. I am doubly shocked to learn of his passing. Kevin will be missed.

Regards,

Bob

Monrezee said...

Rest in peace Kev.

Anonymous said...

Miss C - Thanks for posting the update. I've been going to Arbroath every morning looking for a new post.from Kev. His passing's impact stretches further than he could ever know, and will leave a gap in many hearts. Medical privacy laws would not allow us to know if he'd passed from the cancer or the heart-attack inducing diet that was prescribed for him. R.I.P. Kev - J

Anonymous said...

Thank's for the post. I haven't seen any other blogger mentioning Kev's passing. He will be missed.

Buttdimple said...

I can't remember how long I enjoyed Arboraths blog...so many years of waking up to the only important stuff on the web. ❤️ His efforts will never be forgotten to us. Cancer is a miserable beast.

Buttdimple said...

I can't remember how long I enjoyed Arboraths blog...so many years of waking up to the only important stuff on the web. ❤️ His efforts will never be forgotten to us. Cancer is a miserable beast.