I didn't know him, but he sounds fascinating.
From what I've read thus far of you guys' accounts of him, he sounds like one of those tragic stories along the lines of Joey Steffano. Outwardly appears as he has life by the balls and has it all, while suffering from all kinds of inner demons people would find hard to believe.
I try to remember guys like Joey when I catch myself looking with contempt at guys who I'm jealous of, when I think they have it all. Life isn't always greener in their shoes.