Photo from SmartShanghai.
Sad, sad news today. Michael Connolly, founder of ShanghaiExpat.com, has passed away Sept 14 from a sudden cardiac arrest.
For those of you that have been in Shanghai for a while, chances are you’ll have met Michael at one of his Sunday coffee meet-and-greets. Back in the day when the city only had crappy Chinglish rags with hardly any content, the website that Michael started from scratch, ShanghaiExpat, was the first stop for many newbie expats to get information and to meet friends. It still is today, all thanks to his hard work and vision.
Michael’s funeral will be held in Shanghai later this week and another memorial service will be held in Atlanta (dates and details not firmed up yet).
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael’s wife, Margaret and their family.