He's alive and well, I see his posts frequently on the Virtual Weber Bullet site. But if I was a betting man, I'd say he's still lurking around here at times.
Treasurer, Great Lakes BBQAssociation
Rubbed, Smoked, and Sauced Competition BBQ Team-
22 1/2" WSM, 2 18 1/2" WSM's, 22 1/2" Weber Kettle