Jimmy Cayne, known on BBO as JEC passed away on December 28, at the age of 87. Avid bridge player and legendary among BBOers for his high profile JEC matches, Cayne played on BBO every day and his games were followed by thousands of kibitzers.
JEC has been for years the most followed BBOer, with 42,096 followers on BBO. Next most befriended BBOers are sillafu (Benito Garozzo), with 33,533 followers, and nevaio (Alfredo Versace), with 22,194 followers.
JEC's numerous fans on BBO are invited to commemorate him in a JEC Daylong Tournament, running on December 29 all day, from midnight US Eastern time until midnight the next day. This is a "Just Declare" tournament -- all hands are pre-bid, and you are always declarer. You do not need a partner to join, and you do not need to be familiar with the robot's system to play.
Click Competitive, then All Tournaments to play a few hands in JEC's memory.
UPDATE: 12,258 BBOers joined the JEC memorial tournament on December 29. Full results here.
Rest in peace, Jimmy.