I heard from a friend that prolific blogger and friend Felipe Gaucho had passed away last March, 05.
Felipe was very active at Java community, helping people at mailing lists, writing blogs. He was a JUG Leader (Ceara at Brazil), Glassfish active user and speaker.
Sorry to use this space, but I feel motivated to let the java.net community know this tragic fact that is related to an active user. Probably there are a lot of users out there that have read Felipe's writings and they deserve to know about this terrible news.