Simon has gone.
Just awful sad news.
I first met Simon at Leicester CAMRA beer festival in 2010 where we both supped Hopshackle Resination. Countless times since in Sheffield and Nottingham.
Wherever there was good beer, Simon would be there.
We used to take the micky out of one another something rotten.
That's what I will miss the most.
I feel so sad now there's an empty chair in a pub somewhere.
You won't be forgotten, Mister Scoop.