I just saw...
I was on vacation when the sad news was released, and was just checking out youtube at work to listen to "If I Fell From Grace with You", when I saw the awful news.
I used to travel in my car for work throughout the midwest, and had The Early Years and Live at the Bluebird Cafe. He was a great companion for many hours traveling through Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. I always hoped sometime to see him perform and listen to the stories in his songs. But, life always get in the way. I bought For all You Mad Musicians in a cut-out bin (does anyone even know what those are anymore?) in 1978, and have been listening to him ever since.
I still have the songs. I still have the music. And in that, he will remain alive, forever. He was a real gift to all of us.