I got word this morning that Ben High, creator of the Geek Music segment on ELR, passed away in his sleep due to a sudden aneurysm. He was only 19. It was his brother that let me know, and I have expressed the sympathies of all the readers and listeners here at ExtraLife central. I hope his family is able to cope, and that his loved ones are comforted.
From a purely podcasting perspective, his segment was one of my favorite things we ever had on the show. It was professional, a joy to listen to, and gave us a good idea of how cool a guy Ben was. This was someone that had obvious passion for what he loved: Music. He wrote and performed as well, and saw podcasting as a medium he could really wrap his heart around. He will be missed on all levels.