It is with the deepest regret that we must inform you of the death of Gordon Sergeant. Many of you will have happy memories of Gordon and appreciate the tireless efforts he made during his life to champion the rights of free minded adults to enjoy the lusty pleasures of corporal punishment. Gordon single handedly forged Janus into a world beating publication and through many difficult times continued to run the Janus shop in Old Compton Street, for many a life changing mecca and unique outlet for their specialist needs. Gordon received many letters from across the world from people whose lives (and bottoms) he had touched. Fluent in many languages, a crack marksmen, and old Harrovian, Gordon was a larger than life character. He was often to be found arm wrestling with the locals at his beloved Coach and Horses. Jeffrey Bernard was often heard to quip, “Don’t touch that, it’s Gordon’s gin!” Sadly, Gordon suffered a series of strokes and realising that his time on this earth was short, appointed his nephew, Tarquin, to oversee a dramatic new era for Janus. His vision was to relaunch Janus onto the internet to reach further than ever before. Tarquin already has many exciting plans including new Janus videos, an exclusive club and parties. Gordon died peacefully in his sleep safe in the knowledge that his beloved creation will continue to prosper into the 21st century.