|Erik Drigsdahl, London, 2009|
On his last visit in 2010 he talked of making a long visit to Rome to use the Vatican Library, but his health, which had been poor for many years, declined further, and his trip to Italy never took place. I visited him in Copenhagen in 2013, and although he was still mentally sharp, it was apparent that his physical health was steadily worsening. We kept in touch until two months ago; yesterday I learned that he died on 26 March. The outline of his life and academic career can be found on his website.