It's really really sad. He was only 54 and didn't deserve the last few months of ill-health that he had. Almost anyone who watches Polish TV will have seen or heard his work (he translated the script of films etc that the lektor
reads out as well as doing subtitling and other things) and he was really passionate and knowledgable about Polish history, language and culture. I gather his funeral tomorrow will be a big one and the requiem here is also expected to be big - so many people knew and loved him.
Perhaps some of us could attend and meet afterwards, a sort of PF meet-up which I think he would have liked.