I never heard anything in the news that he was even sick, and according to the article, he was recently been diagnosed with leukemia.
"I enjoy cocaine because it's a fun thing to do. I enjoy the company of prostitutes because it's a fun thing to do. If you combine the two together, it's probably even more fun." -- Representative Robert Wexler (D - FL)
Good episode, but it had the misfortune of following "Powerless in the Face of Death," which I think is the best episode they've ever done. My favorite part was 21 and 24 suiting up while humming the dramatic music.