I didn't know him by name, but recognized him from an interview I had seen. Interesting background and career path of doing things his own way in the face of pressures to conform at least a little bit. He didn't seem to stick to anything much over the years but I do remember him because of his association with the synth axe.
When you're 53 and in poor health, 70 doesn't sound that old. He seemed to live life on his own terms which is about as successful as you can hope to be.