Just another academic blogger
When I saw an announcement (on an academic listserv), I thought the intrawebs were having one of those timewarp spasms where they send out decades-old messages, because I couldn't believe he was still alive - or had recently been. And then I saw no other coverage, which I thought confirmed my suspicion.
Ha! That's just what I was going to say... it did come up among my colleagues, but the general reaction was "Huh? He was still alive?"
I felt exactly the same way. I would have thought he died fifty years ago!