So sad to hear this. I had the great pleasure of working with Richard, a few years back.
He is one of the nicest people I have ever met. A very funny, charming, down-to-earth, and interesting man.
There is absolutely no side to the man. I thought I was going to be working with a stuck-up individual, full of his own importance. With a don't you know who I am? attitude. How wrong can you be?
I'll always have fond memories of him. And consider myself very fortunate to have both met, and worked with him.