I’m sorry everyone, its the news we were all dreading. I just got this email from Bas’ wife Lisa,
With pain in my heart I have to tell you that Bas has passed away peacefully. Could you please execute Bas' last whish to tell it to the others. Thank you for that.
At this moment I have an emotional busy time, I'll contact later when I have the strength.
I wrote her back,
My heart go out to you and your children. I know there is so much that you have to do now. I'll do as Bas asked regarding everyone out here. Don't worry about answering this email. I know you need your time and space. I hope you don't mind if I check in on you after a bit of time has passed. There will be many who will want to send you their sympathies. I will gather these together and send them on to you later in an email you can read whenever you would like.
Thank you for taking the time to let me know. We all loved Bas, and we know how much he loved you. That makes you special to us too.
I'll be in touch, if there is anything I can do or anyone out here, please let me know.
Several months ago, Bas asked me if I would put up a final post for him, one he wrote for when the time came. It's on his site now. You can leave comments for Lisa there or email them to me and I’ll be sure she gets them.
Sunday or Monday I’m putting up a post telling how Bas and I first met. You all know he made a huge impression on all of us. This is true from the very moment he contacted me. I want to tell you all about it.