Got to know Bill a few years ago and it was fun as he lived (hate to use the past tense for that) so close to me. It was easy to become good friends as we are generally the same age and shared a passion for SEO. But sometimes we would just hang out and eat a meal together.
As many of you know Bill suffered a stroke some time ago and was in the hospital in rehab a long time. I was the one he reached out to and was happy to help, visiting him, taking care of some personal things, going in his house to pay his bills and water plants, things like that.
Then we ended up going to the DMV 3X so he could re-take his driver's test to prove it was ok for him to drive, which he eventually did.
The last time I saw him wasn't even that long ago, not more than some weeks and we met at a place he loves close to the beach.
Bill was just a great guy, a really close personal friend and if you were talking SEO with him, his light was shining. Really miss my friend.