Sad indeed. I didn't know him well but this one hits a bit closer to home than the others. Ciao Bella is close to my house and I had many brief exchanges with him as he made his way around his tables to chat with customers. And he died so young. RIP amigo.
I dined alone that night at Ciao Bella and he said wait till I get back as we share wine and other special drinks he had on the shelves. He didnt show before I was done but maybe wasn't feeling well I don't know. RIP amigo