This was a very dear friend whom I've just learned is no longer with us.
I last spoke to him prior to leaving for Africa in May. He was comtemplating taking so time at that point and I told him I'd be in touch when I got back.
When I returned I called him a few times to talk and never heard back.
Called again a few times and phone was disconnected. I thought he maybe was choosing to lay low.
I started looking into it and found that my friend is no longer with us....a great loss for this community.
I will miss you dearly.....all your crazy stories and the troubles you had....you motherfucker.
Cheers to you brother.