Not to be pedantic over this sad event, but his first daughter actually died in a car crash (you may have been just referring to just his first wife, re: cancer, but figured I'd clarify), ... but yes, cancer sucks.Very great drummer ... very sad way to go ... after loosing his daughter, then his first love of his life to the same killer that eventually took him.
Grew up in the same hood as on of the bandmates, actually a neighbouring street and saw them hanging out. At the time I had no idea yet one of the older guys in the area definitely did and took a log time getting autographs and asking all kinds of musician questions. Their chill responses and encouraging words really was nice to see.
Such a sad turn of events between the loss of his daughter, then his wife, though he seems to have had a lot of joy in the latter part of his life with his new wife and new little girl.
Been watching some documentary type shorts on YT, great stuff, it's funny how he stayed out of public interaction, not because he didn't love that fans loved this music, but just because "It made him nervous".