RIP David Peel

Update: Please read my article on David Peel (much longer) for Billboard about David Peel:
Word from his friend, former bandmate (and Applelog author) Jeff S. Levy that David Peel passed away today.
Levy wrote, “My own artistic growth, musically and otherwise, could not have taken on the shape it has had I not met David Peel. He had been a direct and wonderful assault on my senses. I can’t thank him enough. I wouldn’t know where to begin.”
Our condolences to his family and friends.
(Note: A false report circulated Wednesday on Facebook. This is not that false report and comes directly from a close friend.)