I don't even know what to say. I got to know him back in the days before Tapout became a big deal and even before he adopted the Mask persona. LOL, I remember him pulling up in a beater car trying to sell t-shirts; we'd often try to talk our way into the same shows together and worked side by side many times. The man always had a vision however, and I over the years I can honestly say he stayed true to himself and did things exactly how he wanted to. I was always so happy for his success, and I don't think it changed him one bit. He shared his success with so many others; aside from the sponsorships you've seen was all the behind the scenes stuff he did. Like I said, this one is hitting me hard. I'm going to miss his energy, his laugh, his way of shouting out "Gumby!" at any event I was ever at :) Ah man, RIP big guy.