I'm not entirely sure how to best go about saying this so I'll keep it brief.
To all those who knew him and were friends with him, Marquez, real name Nick Lewis, was killed tragically in a motorcycle accident several weeks ago. I initially found this out via posts on his Facebook wall, and verified that this did occur with a close real life friend of his.
Marq was a truly amazing friend to game and shoot the breeze with. Helpful, genuine, and always humorous, Marq turned the longest days on FFXI into the most enjoyable I have had.
Thanks for everything Marq. You're already missed. RIP.