Part of my job is to update death dates to the Oxford Reference Online website. Just occasionally I arrive upon someone whom I know of. Like now, when, turning over the pages of corrections to The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English I arrive upon the entry (#e1286). I actually learnt of his death earlier this summer when we visited the church of St Nicholas, but to now change his dates in a book does strike me as a coincidence most freaky.