Simon Collier died in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 20, 2003, after a brief battle with cancer. Until late December 2002, he was busy finishing a number of projects and looking forward to starting a new book on twentieth- century Chile. There was little indication of anything wrong with his health until very late, and thus he will be remembered by his colleagues and friends as the energetic and highly productive scholar he had always been. A memorial gathering at Vanderbilt University on April 6 paid tribute to the variety of ways in which he touched the lives of many, whether as a university colleague, inspiring scholar and mentor, helpful critic and editor, lover of music and poetry, or sailing and cricket fan. Those who spoke recalled a man who may have seemed formal and reserved, but who soon showed the qualities that most endeared him to everyone who knew him:...
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Iván Jaksić; Simon Collier (1938-2003). Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2004; 84 (1): 117–120. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-84-1-117
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