It is with great sadness that I have to report that Neil Bone passed away on April 23rd, after his long fight with cancer. Neil was one of the early members here on the Forum and was a well known and highly regarded member of the wider UK astronomy community through his work with the BAA, SPA/JAS and Astronomy Now.
The BAA have opened an online book of condolences, accessible from the BAA homepage:
Agreed, very sad news indeed. I sent my meteor reports into him each year and a few months later you would always get a nice handwritten and chatty letter back with the latest news and thanks for the submission, he did this with all the amateurs that sent stuff in. Will miss his items in AN and the BAA Journal too.