This is only just sinking in for me, i must have been numbed into frozen shock yesterday. We exchanged many a PM about 'noids when i first got to know him, and it was always nice to know that he was only ever a PM or email away from a guaranteed warm and friendly response, no matter what he was going through himself he always spared a thought for others.
It does indeed always seem to be the friendliest people that is easiest to form some sort of emotional connection with that end up this way. He's definitely one of Bluelights' Legends. His consumption habits did worry me right from the start, and as Shambles has already said, in the end, even the almighty John Shaun was not indestructible
No-one is indistructable mate. Its easy to say it once someone has passed but I genuinely though FG a real gentleman and just a lovely bloke. Sometimes though I wish I could take some of my fellow BLers out with me on a twelve hour shift just to see how common it is for people to be let down by the system and the inevitable consequences of that.