This is terribly sad news. Not having dropped in to Drobe for a week or so, I thought the Orpheus story was some sort of hoax or joke at first, before reading more and discovering the horrible truth.
My condolences to his family & loved ones. I'd only met Paul a few times, but I'd known him online for many years, from my first forays into comp.sys.acorn, I suspect approaching 2 decades ago. He was just 3yr older than me, too. I am stunned.