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.