Hi Beth, Really good to see you.
Alia sent me the notification at 6:23 this morning but I didn't check my email until after 9:30 am. I had an unusually rough night with sleep last night and the last time that I recall seeing was almost 4:00 am until I got up for good around 8:00.
When I first read the email (still not fully awake) I was really confused and didn't know what to think. So I came onto the forum to check his profile page and it said he was last on at 8:22 am this morning. The times didn't compute for me, and at the moment it didn't occur to me that it was probably Alia who logged on with his account, so I texted his phone with a simple 'How's it going' type of message. While I was waiting for a reply Ross called me on Skype phone to find out more, and as I was talking to Ross I got the confirmation reply back from Fred's wife Pat. It hit me hard.
If I sound like I'm babbling it's because I was completely shocked by the news and very upset.
I'm sorry but I can't think or type coherently right now.