In Memoriam: GM Dragan Paunović
November 8, 1961 (Belgrade, Serbia) – May 19, 2016 (Vigo, Spain)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved friend and colleague GM Dragan Paunović.
On May 18, 2016 he was incapacitated by a sudden health affliction, and transported by helicopter to a hospital in Vigo, Spain. Dragan was admitted to the hospital with severe vascular complications resulting in abdominal aortic aneurism. He passed away the morning after surgery.
Dragan is survived by his father Bogoljub and his brother Tomislav, an international chess master. Our dear colleague was loved by his family, friends and fellow chess players for his gentle demeanor and genuine kindness. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by everyone who had the good fortune to cross paths with him.