Yes, he is still alive. He is a very discreet man, I built a metal building for him in grass valley California in the early 1990's. He had an older ford bronco that had orange stripes on it that I wanted to buy, said he would sell it to me but I was unable as I did not have the cash at the time, wish I could buy it now lol. Also an older rolls Royce was there with Beverly Hills license plate markings, kind of neat. Anyways he lives alone and way out in the country and I bet he loves it there.