The EBU is sad to learn of the death last month of Brian Cook.
Brian was editor of English Bridge from 2001 to 2007. Writing in the magazine after Brian's final issue, then Chairman Sally Bugden said "(Brian) has been a consummate professional throughout his editorship. Personally speaking, he has been a pleasure to work with, and has provided a huge amount of support to the EBU’s role in developing bridge in England. We thank him for his excellent contribution...he leaves the magazine in extremely good shape".
His obituary from his local newspaper, in south Devon where he was a keen bridge player and teacher, is available here.