John Scarecrow ChandleyJohn Chandley’s son Christopher just called to say that John passed away last night.

As many in the community know, Scarecrow had been battling lung cancer for several months.

His children were with him when he passed. Christopher said “he loved you and he loved his work at Firedoglake.”

He was a brilliant writer and editor, a loyal friend and a deeply moral and committed soul. He will be terribly, terribly missed.

Update:  Perris had a great suggestion.  Please feel free to leave a commemorative link to your favorite posts from Scarecrow in the comments.

Here’s mine — when Scarecrow figured out what caused the Deep Horizon oil rig to blow a week before BP did.