Oh my, that is sad and surprising. He always looked healthy, but I guess that doesn't mean all that much.
Will definitely be playing 'Friday Night in San Francisco' today in honor.
Here's a youtube from that tour, Paco opens:
Paco and Al Di Meola - That is how I remember the tour (saw it in Chicago) - they came out in pair combinations, then as a trio (with John McLaughlin).
Mind-blowing night! I've never seen so much talent on a stage in one place. Paco was maybe the most 'subtle' and lyrical of the three, which offered a nice balance.