The brightest star fell from the heavens shortly after noon today. I have no words to express my sadness to Joe, Julia and Richard. Perhaps in time we'll be able to accept this loss although, as Wayne reminded me this afternoon, our beloved Joanie departed this world on her own terms, with those she loved the most beside her bedside her. Rest in peace, my beloeved Joan. Your valiant fight is behind you now. We all loved you so much.