Monday, September 10, 2007

Eric Nyguen 1978-2007

One of the best storm chasers and photographers of storm chasing has passed away. Eric Nguyen attempted suicide several days ago and passed away yesterday in Arlington, TX after being in a coma. Many of you have likely seen some of Eric's photography work. The above image might be one of my favorite tornado pictures of all time. Eric took this picture in Mulvane, KS back in 2004. If you want to see more of Eric's pictures, you can go to his photo gallery by clicking here.

I did not know Eric well, but I think I can speak for everyone when I say that the Meteorology community has been saddened by this news. Please keep his wife, Nina, and his two boys, Chris and Sean, in your prayers. Eric was 29 years old.

Ryan

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh MY, I JUST WATCHED A WEATHER SPECIAL WITH HIM ON IT A FEW HOURS AGO AND THAT STORM IN MUDANE..how tragic!

Heidi said...

That is very sad. Eric was a friend and respected colleague of several chasers I have come to know personally through weather-related forums, and they all express their shock and sadness at the news of his passing. A nice tribute to Eric can be found as a current thread on the Stormtrack forum.

http://www.stormtrack.org/forum/showthread.php?t=13653

- The Mulvane, KS is one of the most photogenic tornados ever documented, and that photo might be the best of the bunch.

Stacy said...

Oh how tragic!! Reading his website makes his comments on the homepage VERY eerie.

Vicki Lemonds said...

That's so sad. I had a good friend commit suicide a few years ago and I still miss her a lot.