Dr. Crippen

A disturbing rumor is floating around regarding the beloved Dr. Crippen over at NHS Blog Doctor:

There is no easy way to say this, but the doctor known as ‘John’ or ‘Crippen’ passed away in a road traffic accident mid-October. Although I appreciate the esteem in which many of you obviously held him, I must ask that the emails cease as of now – they are all redirected to our mail server and this is causing some difficulty.

This said, I thank all who visit here for their support of our dear, and much missed colleague.

Unconfirmed, but a terrible loss if true. (via Dr. Anonymous and a reader tip)

Apparently (and thankfully) the rumor seems to be false.