I didn't know Markis personally. I did see him quite often, as he always seemed to be at every skate event I went to. He skated a number of contests I have been involved in under the name Markis Rhoden. I've read nothing but good things about him this week, it's a shame he couldn't be here to read them all. Sorry to hear you were hurting, Markis. If you'd like to make a statement about Markis, or share your thoughts about him in any way, please do so in the comments.