Unlikely. He made a lot of choices to chase the short term money, jumping from idea to idea to try and grow his income. He sacrificed stability for growth and it undermined his business.
We also don't know that he's dead. @CaptainDaveG tried to track him down, talking with his mother and possibly @freightwipper and told us of the cancer diagnosis. As far as I'm aware that's the last we know.
Wherever he his, I wish wipper the best.