The editors of Eastweek magazine have paid their highest tribute to late lyricist James Wong Jim. Wong had written a weekly column for the tabloid since its re-launch in September last year. He died last Wednesday, hours before the magazine hit the streets carrying what would be his final column, which bemoaned the lack of artistic recognition for Canto-pop. 'Shortly before deadline on Monday, his family called and apologised that he would not be able to produce a column for next week because of health problems. He passed away two days later,' the magazine's editors wrote in their tribute to Wong, which was carried in this week's edition, on the page where his column previously appeared. 'This is a professional attitude of the highest order,' they wrote. You will appreciate the magnitude of this praise only if you too happen to be a slave to deadlines.