With great sadness, I am writing to let you know that our friend and colleague, Adam Kilgarriff – a hugely distinguished and much-loved member of the Euralex community – died yesterday evening. As many of you will know, Adam was diagnosed with advanced cancer last autumn. He faced this awful illness with an amazing spirit, with a dignity, calm, and good humour which only increased the admiration and affection in which he was held by us all. We have lost an exceptional linguist and a wonderful friend, and we will all miss him terribly. Please think of Adam, his wife Gill, and his children Boris, Maddie, and Raffie.