A real freeform genius, no longer with us. From the Sun City Girls' site:
With deep regret, we must announce that Charles Gocher passed away yesterday in Seattle due to a long battle with cancer at the age of 54. He is survived by the two of us who adopted him as a brother 25 years ago and his many friends around the world. He will be missed more than most could ever know. Our thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement during the past three, very difficult years. Many of you were not aware that Charles was ill and that’s because he wanted it that way. Details of a memorial in his honor will be announced soon. - Alan and Richard Bishop
Time to pull out Dante's Disneyland Inferno, and watch this, because it speaks volumes. Also, a performance of "The Bearded Hermes" (Real Audio), on William Berger's show in 1990 and found on WFMU live compilation They Came, They Played, They Blocked the Driveway. I'm sure I'm not alone saying we here at the station will miss Charlie's presence on earth terribly.