It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Roger Short in the early hours of August 6th 2021. Roger is widely described as both a legend and pioneer of Reproductive Biology, iconic in his massive contributions to so many fields and a mentor for reproductive specialists and biologists around the globe. His scientific achievements are astounding, his textbooks are revered as a primary source of information for students and academics alike and his numerous papers inspiring in every way possible. The SRF was honoured to have Roger as a stalwart supporter for decades and he epitomised the very foundation values of the Society. In the UK, Roger will always be fondly remembered as director of the Medical Research Council unit at the University of Edinburgh (1972-82) and in 1995, he was awarded the SRF highest accolade of the Marshall medal. Roger had a passion for teaching and supporting the younger generations and his reputation for the delivery of charismatic lectures to students, or at numerous conferences, is truly astonishing. Roger was a remarkable person in every way and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts go out to his partner Marilyn, his children, wider family and to his closest friends. Roger, your unsurpassed legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.