was a great person who faced his illness with aplomb and grace. His honesty, his humor, and his courage gave me an amazing insight into a struggle that I couldn't even begin to imagine otherwise. Someone else said that he never got bogged down with negativity, and that's so very true. He did have his ups and his downs but he never pitied himself. I feel very lucky to have known him, and just very, very sad that he's gone now.
The place won't be quite the same without him. My thoughts are with his family, I hope they're doing okay.