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Old 11-24-2017, 09:54 AM   #1
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Len Jones - South Africa Diver, Artist and Author

By pure accident I picked up the apparent news that Len Jones passed away in January of this year :>(

It was in an article by a blog in FOD (Friends of Durban)

It is nearly a year ago but, as I could not find a link to this incident on SB, thought it worth mentioning.

Does anyone have any details on Len's passing away?
I imagine that we he was in his late 70's by now.
I am trusting and hoping he passed with Jessica and family by his bedside.

I am sure a lot of the older spearos on SB will have come across his books and articles. I personally have two of the limited edition bronzes made by Len. One is of a marlin and the other of a hard hat diver.

To South Africans and others around the world he was a legend and ambassador in his passion for both fishing and diving.

Rest peacefully Len.

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Old 11-24-2017, 02:30 PM   #2
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To South Africans and others around the world he was a legend and ambassador in his passion for both fishing and diving.

Rest peacefully Len.

Mike.
Mike, sorry to hear about Len's passing. He truly is a legend. I have some of his books.

May Len rest in eternal peace.

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Old 11-29-2017, 06:14 AM   #3
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Re: Len Jones - South Africa Diver, Artist and Author

Sorry to hear it Mike, I enjoyed his books
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:23 AM   #4
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Re: Len Jones - South Africa Diver, Artist and Author

Thanks Tony & Patrick.

I have been in touch with the Dive Factory (Rob & Jeremy) as they were close to the Jones family.

Len's wife Jessica (mentioned in several of Len's books) was also a contributor in assisting the South African Underwater Union. Jessica was Spearfishing Records Keeper for many years.

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