Oh man, that just sucks! He was not that old was he? I got to meet Ed on multiple occasions, and every time I went to his place I found something new while rummaging through his pallets full of parts!!
He was a damned good guy, once I got to know him after buying a sled from him (I bought 3 total at different times, TX Playmate, 1969 Moto-Ski Zephyr with 634 Hirth Mod & megaphones, and a 71 TX Racer 795) he just handed me the keys to his buildings and said "go look around a bit and feel free to take pictures". Man what a collection, he also had some beautiful cars/trucks too. He had a very low mileage Chevy SS 454 truck, a low mileage DeLorean and multiple other vehicles.
Very sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great guy. R.I.P. Ed