Sorry to hear that. A few years ago I asked a question on that forum regarding scales and a bit of music theory. He really took the time to give me a detailed response and made sure I understood. I really appreciated it and my playing improved because of it.
He was very knowledgable and a good player, very well liked over there. RIP.
I didn't know who he was, cause TDPRI is my only hangout, but dang.... 52 is way too young. Hearing some of his music just now and man... he was a good player for sure. Very sorry to hear this. RIP man.