It's late news now, but I'm not sure if the people here have heard. I just found out myself this week through the video game music ripping community which I don't orient myself with often. Ugetab (Daniel), who once catered to this community with his gracious contributions, and by extension to what I can only conclude to be one of his most favorite games, had passed away in his sleep in August 2010, confirmed by his mother through a GSHI administrator's forum topic.
After several months of waiting, she eventually received and could post the autopsy results, revealing the cause of death to be a natural succumbing to chronic ischaemic heart disease.
RIP man, I have had the benefit of knowing your work in two different forms of entertainment to occupy me for a surprising amount of time, for which I am thankful.