This is a note I copied from entangledbank in the Linguaphiles list of which I am not a member, but should have some interst to Nostraticists.  He died at the age of 59, March 27, 2004.
  --  Bob Campbell

>>This is sad, this is far too young. He was a great linguist, precise and no-nonsense, absolutely full of knowledge. I knew Larry through discussions on the Indoeuropean and
Nostratic mailing lists, where he was one of those most forthright in explaining the facts and their limits.

His history of Basque is entertaining as well as its many other virtues. He was often mordantly entertaining.