Sad news in the the world of chess arbiting, with Sevan Muradian, Secretary of the FIDE Rules Commission passing away. He was very young (early 40's) and his death has come as a great shock.
I first met Sevan at the 2012 Chess Olympiad, where he attended a number of FIDE Commission meetings, both to record the proceedings on camera, and to participate in the discussions. He was a well known US event organiser and arbiter in the Chicago area, and had been appointed Rules Commission Secretary in 2014. Although my term ended when his started we still remained in contact, sharing information and observations about the state of FIDE and world chess.
He will be missed by his colleagues in the chess world.