Wow, that is shocking news - I understood he was unwell but I didn't know it was quite that serious!
I did not have the pleasure of meeting him but his demeanour on the forum was always that of a gentleman.
My condolences to his family and friends.
The funeral service is next Thursday (29th) at 12:30pm, St. Michael's church, Maynard Avenue, Norton, Stourbridge.
No flowers please but if desired donations accepted, they will be split between Mary Stevens Hospice and Cancer Research. The funeral directors are H. Porter & Sons, 01384 395048 if you want to make a donation / get more details.