Randy to the best of my knowledge had been sick for a long time, I remember early on him posting something along the lines that he had these horrible ailments and was lucky to be alive. Then I thought he got better or stabilized. Then he was in hospital for liver disease.
He was a bright guy, I remember the time when that one troll messed with him and posed as him in his avatar that person seems to be long gone, but that thread was a heated thread that really got out of hand. In the end I think that guy got chased out of here.
@Michelle did you get contacted by family? I had checked Google, Ohio obits for him, Facebook, etc...
His earlier attempts at a writing career were truncated following a diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type two (NF2) at the age of 16. Pendleton shunned the notion of normalcy, opting instead to adopt defeatism, to accept that he will never live a normal life.
Despite bilateral deafness and paralysis in his face and right hand, he continues on the alchemy of building a career utilizing his writing skills, with the pursuit of recognition in his eye–for himself and for the entire disabled community.