Carl specifically told me he did not want personal issues discussed on Facebook,
when people said so and so died on Facebook, he would go into one of his famous rants... but I think a notice on a forum would not offend him. My only thought now is for Carl, not for my sensitivities, I probably would have posted it on FB, but he was so insistent. I have sent out emails and text messages to anyone i could find, but he had so many contacts out there, I am requesting people to forward the news in any way that would not have offended Carl.
Just to be clear, the doctors are not clear what he died of, or even if it was AIDS related. He did have KS for the last few months and had several new spots appear when he was in hospital, but a brochoscopy just 4 days ago did not show it in his lungs, so it is just as likely to have been the Bakers Lung or even an unrelated infection picked up in the garden or in Montreal (he became sick immediately after returning from 3 weeks in Montreal) - I can tell you that I personally saw a decline in his health over the last two years, which worried me, but he and I had an understanding about his point of view. so, in the short, I would not make surmises about what he ultimately died of, only that he is gone.
Sorry, it took me a long time to write all that, I'm having a very difficult day.