Oh this is sad news to find out, after finally coming back to revisit this site after a few years absence.
I enjoyed the few conversations I had with Alex back in the early naughties (00s) and teens (10s) in the early years of Top Gear's revival. His passion for cars and the shows he enjoyed sharing with us was infectious.
Our first few conversations were enormous fun, as he used to rib me saying I ripped off his nickname. I protested of course, not realising he was having fun with me, as he had seen me earlier other James Bond sites we'd had in common. After I got past my initial embarrassment, our conversations were always full of poking fun at each other in various ways.
I really know how this disease can take a toll of the person suffering from it but the family as well, as my mother passed in 2010 after her six year battle with cancer. So my thoughts go out to them. I remember well some of the nice things Alex said to me during those times, and they helped me immensely. It is ironic that a mere nine years later this shitty disease would aim for him too.
For me and others, of course, he was the life blood of this site. The fact that it still goes strong today is testament to his passion in what he loved, but also share and interact with others of similar interests. I'm glad to see it still here as a great memory to a wonderful bloke.
RIP Viper007Bond aka Alex.