I never met the man but just knowing that he was there meant something. He meant so much to so many in countless genres. He fought the ultimate fight with a quiet grace after making lasting marks that thus changed and broke open multiple conversations that would span the globe.
His body may have moved on but his presence and impact will live as long as humankind continues to exist. He fought a long battle with an opponent that plays by no rules. Unlike boxing, with illness there is no telling when to block or duck from such a blow. His path and fame has opened many doors and paved many roads that have helped to shed light on the importance and expediency of the need to aid those trying to navigate Parkinson’s disease. We have lost a great friend to our community and a humanitarian to the world.