I just learned from his sister that he passed away.
Robert was wonderful to me last year. After we had a long chat on the phone, he invited me to call any time. I meant to.
I am so sorry that I didn't... I thought I would have time.
News about Robert's death is on Making Light.
Robert was helpful, friendly, kind and supportive. Like a friend you've had forever. That was our only call.
We talked about copy editing...
Edited to add: SFScope article