I found out last night that a good friend passed away. Nobody is quite sure when it happened -- some time between Sunday night and Tuesday early evening, but I'm guessing it was somewhere in the wee small hours of Monday morning. It is of some comfort that he appears to have died in his sleep.
Please say a prayer for Danny Hayes -- queen, curmudgeon, gentleman, scholar, friend... and one for his friends, who are all stunned.
(I'll miss you, Miss Hayes.)