Bad news: Christine Darcy just phoned to say that Frank (xnamkrad) died this morning at around 6:30 in Our Lady's Hospice in Harold's Cross. She said that it was very peaceful and he just slipped away.
No details yet on the arrangements, but later today Frank's body will be laid out in the hospice's mortuary. Friday seems likely for the funeral but it's not yet confirmed - I'll e-mail again when I know more.
I don't have contact detail for that many of Frank's friends, so please pass on the news as appropriate.
Even though we knew it was coming I still can't get a handle on this. He was a great friend and no one will ever replace him.
I'm deeply saddened by the news of Frank's death. Irish cons will not be the same without him.