Apart from being a great Contributor here, he was a good friend. I never had the luck to meet him personally, because he was getting worse and he doesn't want to meet anyone, but I can tell for sure that he was a great person.
I don't know much about his life, but I know enough to say that he was a great person, always willing to help others (and not only in the virtual world).
Marcel, I will miss you and the funny chats we were used to have late at night on MSN.
I cannot thank you enough for being such a Good Friend and one of the largest Contributor to Icy Phoenix.
Goodbye my Friend, may you Rest In Peace.
Here is a message he left when he was feeling really bad and he thought that the end was near.