Pete apparently had a massive heart attack, aged just 53.
I was very shocked & saddened by this news. I had worked Pete many many times on 20m whilst he was pedestrian mobile, and we corresponded regularly via e-mail.
In fact Pete had sent me an e-mail just the day before he died. I had also received a card in the mail from him for his special call of GV6UOI, and I had written out a card for Pete along with a few photos of my family, to mail back to him.
He will be sadly missed. Certainly a true gentleman.