i haven`t been on the forum in recent weeks and i come here today to learn this. so sad. i knew nothing of his health issues. i had heard so many good things about his smoked serrano powder that i had to grow and make my own. through PM`s he gave me advice and shared his knowledge with me. i`ve only been here 2 or 3 years but got to see what a great man he was. always enjoyed his plates of spicy fare he shared with all of us. we will all miss him. i think salsalady`s suggestion of somehow marking a members posts that it is a member that has past but still honored is a good idea. rest in peace brother!