News » Curator Emeritus - Dr Phil Heemstra

It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that Phil Heemstra passed away peacefully in the early hours of Thursday 29 August 2019. Phil was remarkable scientist and contributed immeasurably to the taxonomy of southern African fishes. Phil was a pivotal part of the Institute for over 30 years and will be sorely missed.

Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife, Elaine, and family in the US and SA. 

Phil Heemstra