A sad day indeed, rest in peace brother.
A couple of years ago I hooked up with a big local crew including Conrad on the north fork and they showed me the lines on my first top to bottom run. I remember numerous rapids where the person in front of me would turn around and yell something like left, left right, center, boof hard, right...got it, don't get off line. One of my best days kayaking ever. Keep it safe out there fellas.
The high side of good - Daniel D