Has anyone seen anything that gets much into what Walter Becker actually died of? I take it he had had severe liver problems for years from Hep C, I assume from injectable opiate abuse. I do not desire to be a mere voyeur about such things. I think it is useful to the community in general to know if we lost someone as wonderful as WB to something that was preventable. I suspect that the revelation of Prince's opiate problems have been a wake up call or a hazard warning to many. I do not think it diminishes the artist's reputation as to the things that count. I suppose in a way, knowing the cause of death can increase the pain because the lose was avoidable, or decrease the pain as just the natural course of human life to lose some folks along the way.