Many have already heard the sad news of the passing of Eugene Nida, the eminent linguist and Bible translator. I just wish to say that I have appreciated his Greek-English Lexicon of the NT: Based on Semantic Domains (with J.P. Louw). In fact, for my Colossians commentary I am working on, I have set “Louw-Nida” as my default (“go-to”) lexicon for semantic matters, rather than the expected “BDAG.” (I may explain my decision on another occasion.)
In any case, I hope my frequent reference L-N offers a nice tone of appreciation in light of this sad news. May the Lord comfort his family and close friends in this difficult time.