Our dear, sweet friend passed on at 4:45 AM, Wednesday morning, 19 January 2000. He was diagnosed with cancer in December and it had spread quite aggressively. As the disease continued to take its course, Josh put up a brave and noble fight, until it was clearly time to move on.
For those of us who knew him, it's impossible to picture Josh without a smile on his face and a sparkle in his eye. I think that smile and that sparkle were the essence of Josh, and will carry him through the next several centuries. The loss is ours, because we'll miss him so much, but I feel that Josh would want everyone to know he's in a lovely, peaceful place and there's no need to grieve on his behalf. Through to the end, Josh remained surrounded by love, music and yes, even humor.
When you get this message, put on one of his CD's. And in Josh's name, just be a little more loving to those you care about, and show a little more kindness to people you meet.
I'm sure someone will be posting additional information soon. On behalf of his friends and family, thank you so much for all the prayers and good wishes. It all got passed on to him and I think those warm thoughts are carrying him back home right now.