Losing a talent like him is absolutely terrible, but I always love seeing threads like this with people just sharing how one single person affected so much of their lives. One of the few times I feel like people can actually celebrate someone. not even a guitarist, but listening to him play was absolutely insane and gave me goosebumps every time to this day.
There are only a few guitarists that fundamentally changed the way we play today. I’m not talking about people like Clapton or Page or SRV or Mayer.which are all fine players and very influential themselves, but they all just progress on from people that came before them. They stand on the shoulders of giants.