Derek Parfit, the hugely influential English moral philosopher, passed away unexpectedly last night. He spent his entire academic career at Oxford University, though he also taught on a regular visiting basis at Harvard University, New York University, and Rutgers University at New Brunswick.
I will post links to memorial notices as they appear.
UPDATE: Our poll last year on the best moral philosophers since WWII had Parfit at #2.
ANOTHER: Via John Tasioulas, I came across this nice video of Derek Parfit discussing personal identity from a British documentary:
AND ANOTHER: Jeff McMahan (Oxford) writes: "I believe that the last public talk he gave was to the moral philosophy seminar here in Oxford in November. In it he presented some new ideas that he was continuing to develop up until the moment of his death. Fortunately the talk was recorded. Here is the link if you think it would be worth posting it on your blog: http://media.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/moral/MT16_DP.mp4."
OBITUARIES: The New York Times. (Thanks to Tom Carson for the pointer.) And Jeff McMahan kindly sent along a copy of the Times of London obituary: Download Derek Parfit Register The Times The Sunday Times