Unfortunately I just learned that John Thorbjarnarson died suddenly yesterday morning while in Delhi. John, even before his long association with the Wildlife Conservation Society, has been involved in the Crocodile Specialist Group and in the conservation and research of crocodilians for many years. It's sad news and quite a shock. John possessed a seemingly inexhaustible supply of energy and enthusiasm for crocs, involved as he was in so many different conservation projects around the world. He wasn't afraid to speak his mind and put forward the best interests of crocodilians and those working with them. There's no doubt he made a huge impact in croc conservation, and it won't be the same without him.
Sincere condolences to his family.