I've just been informed that Larry Parr has passed away in Malaysia. He was an impressive figure, though I don't think we ever met beyond exchanging piles of message board posts and emails. I corresponded with him regularly during the Karpov campaign last year, in which he was very active, and didn't know he had fallen ill. Abd Hamid Majid sends:
It is with sadness that I inform friends and associates that Mr Larry Parr former editor of ChessLife and co author of Dato' Tan Chin Nam's autobiography 'Never Say I Assume' and other chess books passed away after a short illness in Kuala Lumpur. He passed away this morning @ 6:52am on 2nd April 2011.
His family, Samboon Parr (wife), Christiana Parr (daughter) and Ian Parr
(son) were with him the last month in Subang Jaya Medical Center and University Hospital.
Larry was born in Seattle, USA, studied in Washington University, and the last few years was working with Dato' Tan Chin Nam in Malaysia.
His last article for ChessLife on GM Larry Evans was published in the March 2011 issue.
Larry Christiansen had better take good care of himself next year.