I guess most people are aware by now that Mr. Julian Hall has passed away after his illness took a term for the worse.
I’m really in a bit of shock now. I knew Mr. Hall was sick, and was aware he had gotten worse over the last week and a half. But it’s still a shock, especially in the wake of Mr. Nelson Bascome’s sudden passing.
In my dealings with Mr. Hall, even when we haven’t seen eye to eye, I’ve certainly been impressed by his intellect – something that even his biggest critics would concede. His passing is a great loss to Bermuda – his critics I’m sure would concede that too.
The next week I’m sure will be full of moving tributes to both Mr. Bascome and Mr. Hall, tributes far more moving and important than anything I can write here at the moment.