I was profoundly saddened to be informed by two different people that Oyata shinshi has passed away. A truly great light has been snuffed out. This loss is compounded by that of Logue shinshi's passing less than a year ago. While their flames no longer shine , they lit many candles on their journey through life. Those candles continue to burn and they shed light for us all.
I feel real sense of loss from the news of Oyata shinshi's death, but I am also deeply grateful that the world had this great man for so many years.