He died suddenly recently.
I want to second Nihon Cassandra's fitting obit.
Post script: I have rejected several anonymous comments along the lines that he was (a) crooked, (b) revolting, (c) better dead.
I have always seen him - even in the title of his blog - as poking fun at people who deserved fun poked at them. He was a little more vicious at the people who were bent.
The people who are picking arguments with him I am happy to publish in the comments - so long as the posts are not anonymous and the arguments are detailed.
My view- the nasty(but not rationally argued) comments about a dead guy tend to show he was onto something good.