I'm sorry to announce that I've just learned that Mr. Tom Allensworth has passed away from a terminal illness earlier this morning around 5:30 AM. I was notified by his sister who is a family member (aunt by marriage) of mine. I'm sure that there will be more information forthcoming as folks are made aware, but please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. Her message to me was "Tom passed this morning about 5:30a. Thanks for your prayers and kind words. AVSIM meant a lot to him and I'm sure he was aware of the support he from the AVSIM community".
Hopefully a moderator or someone else at the helm will take this message and post it appropriately.
Edit- Here's a link to his announcement of the situation a few weeks ago for those that may have not been expecting his passing.
Also, Thank you to those who have worked diligently to keep operations on-going.