Sorry for the late reply on this as I've been in hospital.
I'm really shocked about him passing away, because we communicate in pretty much only characters here, and some of us have been here for so long, some of you seem as immortals to me.
But unfortunately, especially for your loved ones, that isn't true.
All I can do is send over my condolences to everyone close to him. I think we should also give him a special title/avatar to reflect our respect for him, anyone with ideas?