Well, the sad news is that Jim (Jimbo's real name) sent news 3 months ago that he was dying of lung cancer. At the time when he sent his e-mail his doctor said he had 4 weeks more to live.
My latest e-mail was sent a few days ago, and I wondered if there would be a reply. No reply, but too early to draw any conclusions.
He was a really courageous chap. So calm and collected, even in the face of impending twilight.