It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that I inform you that Al Sabin passed away last night. He was recently diagnosed with Ideopathic Pulmonary Environmental Fibrosis. This condition is usually associated with asbestos inhalation. No one knows how Al contracted this, as he was never exposed to asbestos, at least that he was aware of. Please pass along this information to many of his friends at CBS. I, for one, am losing a very very dear pal. I will miss him and his words of wisdom.