It was sad news indeed. I saw somewhere else, someone saying that they wondered if those nearest him, even one of them, had told him how much he was needed, if he would have changed his mind. I thought to myself that depression and addiction don't work that way. Sometimes just the very thought of someone needing you is too much to endure in itself. I think he was just tired of fighting. Depression is a horrible cross to bear. He will be missed for sure.