Message from Andre Gunder Frank`s Sons, April 23, 2005
Friends and colleagues of Gunder’s,
We are writing to let you know that Gunder died early this morning. He fought cancer with great courage, and was still
working until two weeks ago, though in recent weeks he worked fewer and fewer hours every day because of pain and exhaustion. He worked with more strength and determination
than we have the words to tell - until his body gave up. In the last couple of days, all he could do was to hold our hands.
In the last three days, we have received more than a thousand e-mail messages of condolence, remembrance, and
friendship from friends and colleagues of Gunder’s all over the world. Paul has tried to answer each message individually. Please forgive us if we don’t reply to each message we receive in response to this.
We, Gunder’s family, will have a small gathering to express our love for Gunder before he is cremated on Tuesday
afternoon, April 26, in the Luxembourg crematory. Friends and colleagues who wish or are able to attend are welcome to come. We know from hundreds of messages that most friends
who would like to be here will not be able to travel on such short notice.