Before I start: I'm still working on the 100 facts blog. Almost 8,000 words now.
I don't really know what to write, so I'll start by linking to this:
Listen to this
I think this song sums him up best. It's his best musically, and definitely vocally (god damn, how many key changes are there in this song that go higher and higher?). But it's also his lyrical peak. I actually feel a complete insight into his frame of mind when he wrote this.
I really don't know what to say. I'm pretty distraught, if I'm honest. I feel worse today then I did when it was going on. It's sunk in, it's confirmed etc. One of the most charitable people to ever live has died so suddenly. No time to prepare. I hope, in time, his genius will outlive all of the bullshit rumours and allegations he's had to live with through out his life.