October 22 2009.

Former Yamaha northern area ASM Stan Brown passed away this morning following a battle with cancer.

Stan covered the north for Yamaha for some 25 years, up until his retirement seven years ago at the age of 60.

"He was as enthusiastic and committed to Yamaha and his dealers on his last day as he was on his first day - and I never heard a bad word said about him," said Yamaha Managing Director Andy Smith earlier today.