Rolly Brook, DEP
Rolly Brook… one of the best foreign spokesmen for Mexico, who spent his last years (even when confined to his home by illness) sharing his vast knowledge, kindness and personal concern to his many friends, foreigners and Mexicans alike, passed away earlier today.
He will be sorely missed by those who knew him personally, and by the many thousands of those who never met him in person, but were the grateful recipients of his vast knowledge of Mexico, which he shared across the internet.
Depending on how (or when last) his beard was trimmed, he looked like Santa Claus, Karl Marx, or Walter Huston in the role of Howard, the happy “prisoner” of a Mexican community… and embodied something of all three to his adopted Mexican family and community in Lerdo.
If he died with any regrets, the only one I can think of is that he never acquired his Mexican citizenship.