Nope, he had been around for a long time talking about the case. Interesting thing is that he ending up backing away a bit from some of the more dramatic events of the "real life exorcist case" before he died. Strange Magazine did a good expose on the whole affair if any W's are interested.
Originally posted by Excalibur05 Buffy's obviously very turned about concerning the Slayer lineage. If she dies, there wouldn't be a new Slayer called (as evidenced by her dying and no new Slayer being called).