Such a warm free-spirited kind man. I am 59 now and had seen Richie open a act before Kiss had played at the Sahara in Las Vegas in the mid 70's. Freedom he sang and expressed. Back then there was a chance for that. Sad to say what the world has come today may never see that. Richie sang from his heart. I'm sure the world will miss him. May he rest in peace. Peace that he wanted for the world. Love and miss you Richie.