Yeah saw them too at BDO at Freo Oval that year and was just mesmerized by his voice and the band that night.
That performance that night has always remained with me as one of my all time favourite live music experiences.
This is a huge shock, and without speculating of the cause of his death without knowing the facts, he always seemed to be one of the rare guys from the grunge era that had his head screwed on the right way and was never destined to take the same sad end as Layne Staley and Scott Weiland.
Gee! And only 52 too...way way too young.