It is with great emotion that we wish to inform you that Falco, 63, founder and inspiration of Damanhur, passed away yesterday, after a sudden and brief illness. We were somehow waiting for this event, because in mid-March, Falco alluded to his health problems in an article in our daily newspaper, and subsequently, his decline was more visible every day. In honoring his wishes, we only share this information with you now.Up until the final weeks, his illness barely affected his work pace. He continued to conduct two animated, public gatherings a week, on Thursdays and Fridays. He met with many Damanhurians to pass down knowledge on pranoself, the Temples of Humankind and the research he has been personally carrying out.