William is the most beautiful person, heart, spirit and face I have ever known. I know because of how devastated I was about his passing. Every now and them God give us a special gift in human form for just a short time. William and I traded piano pieces on the grand piano at Oakland's auditorium for hours after rehearsal was over. I told him 'being backed by you is like being backed by a whole orchestra!" He graciously told me the Chopin Polonaise in A I played inspired him, and hearing him was like being inspired by an angel - He had a way of holding his hands straight over the keys and a magic way the music he made was straight from heaven. Most gentle soul ever. Still remember riding to auditions with him at Opryland seeing his beautiful face. I regret not reconnecting with him and will always love him. Prayers and comfort to his family, who had such a great gift with him as brother, father, and son. I will never get over his passing. Not ever.