News has been circulating this morning that pandaguy passed away last night.
PandaGuy was one of the earliest costumers I got to know, and was one of many that helped inspire me in building and performing in costumes. Though I don't know the exact cause, he has been struggling with health issues over the past few years. He always did his best to suit despite health problems, and always brought smiles by sharing balloons with everyone at conventions.
He's had complications with diabetes for years. He recently started to do dialysis. From what I heard, he was having problems Friday night and they took him off early. Then by Sunday, he really never recovered and went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with fluid in the lungs. So it looks like a congestive heart failure is what lead to his untimely death.