Wow. Got me in the solar plexus - not the kind of news you want to log-on to read. May he rest in peace. My deepest condolences to his family.
Someone pointed out his recent absence to me, and we wondered about his health... I wasn't too concerned, he complained so little, I thought things must have been going well for him. Very sad to hear that wasn't the case. An admirable soul - he handled tragedy with a lot of dignity. I shall miss him.