Sorry to report the death of a true eccentric: known to most as Brother Randy. He was found dead in his bathroom this afternoon — details as to cause of death and funeral plans will be forthcoming. Knowing Randy, the funeral will likely be a mix of monastic austerity and pure panache.
Randy was a fine musician, and served as organist in my parish for a few years before incipient MS began to take its toll on his abilities; and he chose to retire gracefully while still capable of performing. One of his last recitals included a performance of Franck's Grande Pièce Symphonique. And grand it was indeed.
Rest well, dear Brother Randy — your solitary days are over as you join the choir celestial.