Had a text from my good friend John McCoy today to inform me Bernie Torme had succumbed to double pneumonia after a month on a ventilator. Bernie was a great bloke, no egomaniac considering his standing in the guitar world. A genuinely nice person and always happy to chat to fans about his brief time with Ozzy. I was an administrator/moderator on his website when he formed GMT, and did a decent enough job to warrant a name-check on his Evil Twin cd. I saw GMT play live 18 times and was always on the guestlist, courtesy of McCoy, but Bernie would ALWAYS approach me and thank me for my efforts and pass me a drink. I wish he'd known he was to pass yesterday on St Patrick's Day, he'd have liked that. RIP Bernie, my friend.