I didn't know the man personally, but it seemed that everything of his that I saw, read or heard was worthwhile, and he seems to have touched a number of people profoundly in his (too) short time on the planet.

Richard was a member of the KC forum, and posted about his live performances with Jordan Rudess in early 2011. A pic from that show here:

RIP, Richard, and thanks for sharing your gifts.

Notification of his passing on the website he shared with his wife, Caroline Meyers, for those that knew him... my condolences.

"Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them."