It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Denis Germain, (better known to all of you as 'Lepetitmartien') on the 31st of December as a result of his ongoing battle with cancer at 48 years of age.
Denis had a cancer of the oesophagus, which seemed to be under control but took a turn for the worse recently to everyone's surprise.
He was one of the Macmusic's team first members and was the chief moderator on the forum boards, to which he gave his time abundantly and oversaw with patience, firmness and kindness.
A team player who was always on hand when extra help was needed, for example during trade shows, or spotting bugs on the site, helping to make the site more efficient, reorganising the forums, or translating pages into english.
Denis also campaigned online for those causes that he supported such as the environment protection, Act-Up, activism for the democratic liberties and helping expose corruption.
He was an extravagant personality, always there when we needed him, full of gentleness and humanity.
According to his wishes he will be cremated this friday. If you would like to honour his passing please feel free to post a word or two to his memory.
A huge fan of all that had to do with modular Synths, we hope he will have a chance to join up with Bob Moog and have a great discussion about analog oscillators and filters.
On behalf of the entire Macmusic team and the millions of visitors who saw his contributions to the site, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
Goodbye friend, peace be with you.