My father died this morning just after I arrived back at the hospital, very suddenly but very peacefully. He remained true to his definition of a Southern Gentleman to the end. His interests included Duke, Duke basketball, the Duke Marine Lab, Duke baseball caps, and Duke reunions. He also loved birdwatching, scuppernongs, war documentaries, and his two cats, one of whom pined to death while he was in intensive care.
Sleep in peace, Daddy.