Popular Fairfax columnist Alan Stokes has written his last column for The Sydney Morning Herald, as one of the victims of the latest round of cuts at Fairfax Media.

Stokes, who had written for the The Australian Financial Review before moving back to the Herald, where he'd also previously worked, wrote movingly about his battle with his mental health earlier this year -- one of more than 400 columns -- and wrote his final column as a "love letter" to his readers: