"He is, and will be, sadly missed by all his present and past students and by all of those who have worked with him over the years."
"The school offers its sincere condolences to James's family and friends during this difficult time."
"Terry Threadgold, Head of School"
His research interests included Media History, History in the Media, Public and Media Mourning, British Politics and the Media, Welsh Media, Media and Monarchy, Media Power.
His articles and books spanned from explorations of anti-Welsh attitudes in the media to 'The Case for a Bi-lingual S4C'.
Many of his dear friends and students and colleagues are in a state of shock.
A special memorial page has been setup on Face Book and has this recent news:
FaceBook Group Info Name: Remembering James Thomas
Description: A group to remember the wonderful James Thomas, who has passed away much too early. We wanted to create an informal place where his friends, colleagues and students can remember him -- please post your memories, pictures, thoughts or anything else...
Dr James Thomas just passed away. He died suddenly, in his sleep, from a massive cerebral hemorrhage. The funeral will be this Friday, 24th August, at 10.15 am in St. Andrew's Church, Tonypandy and the burial will follow at 11am at Treorchy Cemetery.
Any cards can be given to Mr Huw Thomas in the JOMEC main office. He will ensure that they are passed on to the family.
JOMEC has set up a memorial website:
I thought James was especially kind and helpful to patiently give me advice last year about completing my dissertation.
He went out of his way to encourage me and to offer some guidance, even though I was from a different institution.
This is certainly tragic and sad news, and our hearts go out to his family, students, colleagues and friends.
He will be missed.
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