The unconventional Professor Navjot Singh Sodhi of the National University of Singapore died on 12 June 2011 of a particularly aggressive form of lymphoma and associated organ failure. He had been diagnosed only a few weeks before. The shock and suddenness of his loss reverberated through the conservation‐biology community at lightning speed, aided by email lists and social media (e.g., a Facebook tribute page was posted within hours of his death). He was only 49 years old and still at the peak of a brilliant scientific career.
Bradshaw, C. J. A., Laurance, W. F., Gibson, L., Ehrlich, P. R., & Brook, B. W. (2011). Homage to an avant-garde conservation leader, Navjot Sodhi. Conservation Biology, 25(5), 1056-1058. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01730.x