March 20, 2010

Dear old Noel.  After a series of health problems, including heart bypass surgery, strokes and cancers, he finally succumbed to prostate cancer today around noon.

He was a quite a character.  From Dorset, England, he emigrated to the States many years ago, and never lost his Dorset accent.

I first met him at Elysium, Topanga Canyon’s much-missed nudist retreat, where he lived in a little cabin by the pool, and where we had many a long chat, mostly about our sailoring days in the British merchant navy. He drew my logo up above, "Showbiz Meets the Law".

His many friends will miss him, his stories, his writing, his sketching talents, and his skewering caricatures.

This says it better than I can.