He was a really kind talented person and he will always be an inspiration for me in my acting. It's so sweet the he mentioned Emma, Rupert, and Daniel in his farewell letter since they had grown up working with him since they were around 12. I think that last bit of recognition he gave them will help them a lot in getting closure, they know that this man they all looked up to was proud of them before he left this earth. I think he left a great legacy and make a great impact in the field of theatre and film.
I just found out today. I was seriously surprised since I didn't think he was that old. Along with I didn't think he was in bad shape. I don't know though the 69 part made me laugh but I stopped since I'm bummed out that he's gone. :(