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ePz Member And MFT Fan David Thorpe Has Died

David Thorpe, a man dedicated to all things M43 and who had a loyal following over on his YouTube channel, has sadly passed away.

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It is with great sadness that we announce to you the passing of ePz member, friend and all-around expert in the field of Micro Four Thirds - David Thorpe (Lemmy).

David Thorpe was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and went on to work as a professional photographer from 1961, with titles such as the Kent Messenger, Reading Evening Post and London Evening News appearing on his resume.

David, or 'Lemmy' as he's more fondly know on ePHOTOzine, finished work at the age of 55 and as well as just simply enjoying life, he began reviewing and commenting on all things Micro Four Thirds. He was a very active member with over 3000 forum comments and a number of threads he started personally but it's over on YouTube where he's most well know with a channel dedicated to Micro Four Thirds system cameras, lenses and accessories.

The David Thorpe YouTube channel has over 34K subscribers, many of whom regularly commented and chattered with David when he released a new video review. ePHOTOzine also shared David's work on-site where his opinions were just as popular, too. The last review we shared of David's was of the Olympus E-M10 Mark IV which is available for viewing over in Reviews along with his other videos. 

David informed the photography community that he'd no longer be creating content just over three weeks ago via a short video that let his fans know of his long illness as well as thanking them for their support. 

David, your passion and knowledge for the Micro Four Thirds system will be missed as too will your humour and often slight tongue-in-cheek approach to certain topics. Thank you for sharing your life's work and experiences with us and for taking the time to share your practical insight into why you thought Micro Four Thirds system cameras were the ideal tool for photographers.

Our thoughts go out to David's friends, family and loved ones at this sad time. 

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saltireblue Plus
12 13.3k 83 Norway
27 May 2021 9:59AM
A very genuine and honest reviewer and blogger with a quiet and unassuming passion for M4/3 and photography in general. I shall miss his YouTube videos and his blogs.

Thoughts at this time go to his family...
sherlob Plus
16 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
27 May 2021 4:20PM
My thoughts go to those closest to him I've read many a Lemmy post whist a member on here. He'll be missed.
drh1v 6
28 May 2021 12:20AM
Extremely sad to hear of Davids passing. I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family at this extremely sad time.

I've followed David's youtube channel for many years and have always looked forward eagerly to his no nonsense MFT equipment reviews and also his ePz reviews. His straightforward approach to reviews and the benefit of his many years of invaluable press experience were a huge attraction for me . I don't know of any other youtube channel where you can get the same quality, concise reviews of equipment that you could from David.

I've also enjoyed conversing with him through comments on his sites etc. I watched his last video a few weeks ago and was hoping that he would make a full recovery from his illness but unfortunately this was not to be. I will very much miss Davids videos and blog posts and know that he will be sorely missed within the photograpy/video communities on youtube, ePz and further afield.

Once again I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be sorely missed.
7 Jun 2021 5:35PM
A Sad loss to the M43/photo community. Loved his gentle balanced reviews. Condolence's to close friends and his family.

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