Joxam wrote:I don't think you meant to be a dick, but his wife died from cancer 10 months after his daughter died, I mean I guess that also counts as leaving but not in anyway I'd hope you'd mean it. Also, it was 1997, not the 80s.
It doesn't hurt to do a little research before you eulogize someone.
I did actually read about it in detail, but it was a long time ago when I read about it - easily more than 12 years ago, because it was a couple of years before I got my bike, and I only noticed the coincidence retroactively. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if it had turned out I had actually read what would have then been a quasi-recent article in the early 00's, soon after he'd stopped wandering.
When I typed that his wife left, it was nagging at me a bit that I wasn't sure about that, but I was phoneposting and got lazy about going to wikipedia to check. So yes you're right I should have looked it up.
I guess what stuck in my head was that it was just tragic all around, that there wasn't any acrimony and it wasn't anyone's fault. Dude did have a rough go of it. Brain cancer's no way to go either.