Got this missive from one of WCF juggernaut Bill Critchlow's pals earlier today, which has even put your hard core jaded blogmeister into the deep emotional dumps:
Rudi:Rest In Peace, Bill Critchlow, my dear friend.
Though you may have heard, just thought your forum would like to know our beloved Bill C. passed away this morning. Been battling cancer. Heard he had a stroke and passed within the last couple of hours. Details on arrangements to follow.
He was family to me, and a friend to countless.
Needless to say, words are hopelessly insufficient.
Bill Critchlow (1955-2011)
Update 4/10/11 9:02 a.m.: Bill's obit is in today's Standard-Examiner: